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Annette Williamson Wise

Annette Williamson Wise, resident of Sugar Land, Texas went to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 5, 2011 in Houston, Texas. She was born in Pearsall, Texas on March 11, 1945, the daughter of the late James Paul Williamson and Estelle Idell Williamson, who survives.

Annette was a talented artist and aspiring writer; she received her Bachelor’s degree from Texas A&I in Kingsville, Texas.

Her artwork is a part of Sugar Land’s history. Her work is displayed on the walls of the bridge on Main Street over the waterway from Cleveland Lake into Oyster Creek near the Imperial Pure Cane Sugar Char House building. For our nation’s Bicentennial Celebration in 1976 she designed Sugar Land’s Commemorative Bicentennial Coin which can be found in The Smithsonian. The fire hydrants she painted in Old Sugar Land as a part of the Celebration were featured in Firehouse Magazine in the July 1977 issue. Her fire hydrant painting of Benjamin Franklin was one of nine chosen across the nation to be published in a book about America’s Bicentennial Celebration.

Annette loved to volunteer her time and recently taught an art class at the City of Sugar Land Senior Art Center. She was an active member of Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas

Annette is survived by her mother, Estelle Idell Williamson; her daughter, Reginna Leann Gore, and her husband, James and two granddaughters, Rachel and Rebecca; her son, James Lowell Wise and his wife, Annamaria along with her grandson, Garrett Lee; her Uncle Larry Cottrell and his wife, Yvonne; her adopted sister, Linda Kay Stollman and many Williamson cousins.

Annette was preceded in death by her father James Paul Williamson and her brother Lowell Ray Williamson.

The family held a private memorial service at sunset on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at Rochelle Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to City of Sugar Land Senior Center, Attn: Kelly Penewitt; P.O. Box 110, Sugar Land, Texas 77487.

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