Merlyan Heard Williamson

(BOWDON, Ga.) Merlyan Heard Williamson, 71, of Bowdon, Ga., passed away March 1, 2021.

The funeral will be Thursday, March 4, at 2 p.m. EST at Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel with Chaplain Doug Hardy and Phillip Heard officiating. Interment will follow in Tyus Baptist Church Cemetery

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. EST.

She was born Jan. 7, 1950, in Randolph County, Ala., daughter of the late Stanley Heard and the late Ilene Bailey Heard. She was a Woodland High School graduate and Baptist by faith. She retired this year from Carrollton City Police Department, where she worked in criminal records.

She is survived by her children, Lori Pope (Chad) of Bremen, Ga., and Daniel Williamson (Meagan) of Carrollton, Ga.; sister, Linda Gore of Franklin, Ga.; and granddaughter, Jordan Pope of Bremen. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 17 years, Jerry Steve Williamson.

Pallbearers will be Blake Hitchcock, Dan Keever, Brandon Sheffield, Matt Howard, Cory Pane and Seth Denny. Her work family at the City of Carrollton Police Department will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Messages of condolences can be sent to the family at

Martin and Hightower Heritage Chapel, Carrollton.

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