OBITUARY

NORMAN ELTON WILLIAMSON Jr.

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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