August 2, 1961March 5, 2021

Norman Elton Williamson Jr., 59, of Missouri City, TX, passed away on March 5th, 2021 due to the onset of a sudden illness. He is survived by his mother, Melba Wages, his father, Norman Williamson Sr. and his wife Cindy, his wife, Denise Williamson, his daughter, Brooke Williamson, his brother, Kenneth Williamson, his niece and nephew, Kenna Arrington and Coleman Williamson, and his step-brother Gary Wages. He is also survived by his Aunt and Uncle, Dorothy and Alton Peterson and their family, his step-sister Kim Lowack and her family, and his dog, Tessa.

Norman was born in Austin, TX on August 2nd, 1961. He graduated from Round Rock High School in 1980 and completed numerous hours in different colleges, including Sam Houston State University, where he studied Police Science and was a member of the Alpha Tao Omega Fraternity. Among other classes, he trained in EMT, Paramedic Technology, Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings, Fire Science, Fire Inspection, and Fire investigation.

He was married to his best friend, Denise, on May 22nd, 1987 in Houston, TX. He welcomed his daughter, Brooke, into the world on August 30th, 1991. They were the biggest part of his life and all shared their love together camping, travelling, cruising, attending concerts, and relaxing in the pool. Norman began his career at Williamson County EMS, Austin EMS, and Gold Cross Ambulance as a Paramedic, then moved to Fort Bend County EMS as a Paramedic and Training Officer. He went on to be a Flight Paramedic for the Hermann Life Flight Program.

Over the years, he worked as a Paramedic at the City of Baytown, City of Dickinson, Stafford Fire Department, and Galena Park Fire Department. He and his wife also started an ambulance company, Emerald Medical Services, which they later sold. Throughout his career, Norman also worked as a firefighter for Stafford, Galena Park, and Dickinson Fire Departments. In Stafford, he became Assistant Fire Marshal, Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator, and Lieutenant. At Galena Park, he became a Training Officer and Fire Inspector. For Dickinson, he became a Fire Inspector and Investigator, which he also went on to do at Kemah Fire Department. He moved on to become Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator for the Galveston County Office of Emergency Management.

Until his passing, Norman was the Training Coordinator/OEM Liaison with the Harris County Fire Marshal’s office, where he had worked before as a Lieutenant for Fire Prevention/Investigations. He was known for his training program across the nation and finished his career with well over 40 certifications. Among many other awards in his lifetime, he received the Red Cross Certificate of Merit, Public Safety Award of Excellence, Humanitarian Award Medal, Paramedic of the Year, Firefighter of the Year, Hurricane Operations Award, and Hurricane Ike Award.

In his spare time, Norman spent many years volunteering as a committeeman for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and teaching various classes. He was known among his friends as a fun-loving, hospitable man who was always smiling and could light up a room with comedy. He was a warm-hearted friend, mentor, husband, and father. He treasured his family and he always lived life to the fullest. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. A memorial service will be held in Houston, TX on April 10th, 2021. The service will be available in person or online. The family will provide more details as they become available.


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Joseph Kelly

April 11, 2021

I want to extend my condolences to his family and friends. He was a good man from my encounters with him at the Harris County Fire Marshall Office. Always very friendly, graceful and upbeat. You will be truly missed.

Tracy Tran

April 1, 2021

Dear faithful friend. we all miss you
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!!! Gone but never forgotten.
Rest in Peace Norm

Sharon Voorhees

March 25, 2021

Norm, you had an uncanny ability to bring a lesson, provoke someone to look at things from all sides, and weave it all into reality. I learned so much from you (and your friend David aka Pop)! Conversations were always worth every second, and never graced life with humor, wisdom and mentored others with your insight. You held a great flame for life, and though I don't know your family, I know their heart burns with your loss. My prayers go out to your wife and family for strength and healing! I will always be honored to say you were my friend. Godspeed to you sir!

Jessica Conner

March 25, 2021

I didn’t know your father very well, but what I did know of him was that he always had a smile on his face and was very witty / funny. Somehow, every time I went to your house, whether it be to day swim during the summer or live it up at all hours of the night, I always managed to end up hanging out with your mom and dad for hours talking. I could listen to his stories and laugh at his jokes for days. Both of your parents have always been incredibly kind and welcoming to anyone and everyone. And most of all, a big part of all aspects of your life. I have and will always strive to be the mate and parent your father was. The bond you three shared and love y’all displayed to each other was lead by an unforgettable husband, father, and friend. Prayers for you and your sweet mama.

Gina Gentile

March 16, 2021

Denise and Brooke,
You know how I feel about Norman. He was so much more than a mentor. He was a true friend. He taught me so much that I will always be grateful for. Most of all, he always believed in me.
I am so very sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you both.
Gina Gentile

Kathy Olivares

March 15, 2021

Denise - There wasn't a single time spent with Norm where he wasn't smiling and even more so when you and Brooke were nearby. He loves you both so much and it was evident. It won't be long before you will reunited with him again but this time it will be in perfect health and happiness. That's a promise that was made to us and it is so close. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both and for all of your family right now.

Sam, Kathy & Cody Olivares

Ravi Maini

March 15, 2021

You taught me how to be an Investigator and Inspector. You held no punches when you made fun of me and you always made sure I laughed back. You were a warm soul and a true mentor. I respected you for a number of reasons, but most of all I was honored to just be your friend.

Godspeed, my friend. You blessed me with great memories and I will always remember your infectious smile!!

John & Tammy Head

March 12, 2021

Denise and Brooke,

Our family will always remember Norman as a very kind person and wonderful friend. We miss him and faithfully look forward to the time when we will see him again, in a world that knows no pain or death.

Please know that our heart and prayers are with you.

John and Tammy Head
Lauren Head