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On February 26, 2021, Dirome Williamson Jr. made an unforeseen departure to be with the Lord. The little boy that used to sing at the top of his lung is now singing to the Lord.
Dirome Shuman Williamson, Jr. was born on August 28, 1975, to Dirome Shuman Williamson, Sr; and the late Lela Carter Williamson. Dirome received his education in the East Greenbush Central School District, and he graduated from Columbia High School in 1992.
Dirome grew up in East Greenbush, where he established lifetime friendships with John Teabout, Musa and Vusi Zwana, and Don Ingoldsby. Dirome was very active in school activities; he participated in Football, Chorus, Black Coalition Club, and Drama Club. He also was selected to be a member of the Columbia High School Chamber singers, where he established a close relationship with Mr. Porter, an educator at Columbia High School.
Dirome was also a devoted and dedicated member of St. Johns COGIC. One of the things that stand out in our memory is his love for singing and attending musicals, no matter what city or town they were in. Dirome started singing solos at a very young age. He was an active member of the Junior and Senior Choir, he sang lead for several songs, and as many of you may know, he was always in the car when Elder Johnson traveled to crusades throughout the tri-state area. He attended convocations and AIMS conventions; he was a very active young man in the church. At St. Johns, Dirome established a reputation of being a SUPER-HELPER; whatever his hands found to do, he would do it.
After graduating from Columbia High School in 1992, Dirome attended Cazenovia College and acquired his Associates's degree from Columbia-Greene Community College. After college Dirome began working at the Debs Clothing store and the Center for Disability Services, he remained with the Center for Disability Services for over 20 years.
Dirome was a caring, conscientious, and radiant person who was always ready to help, support, and smile. He sometimes spoke in song and would break out in a song whenever he felt like it. He looked out for those who needed help, especially for those who needed it the most. Many of us in his family can remember important events in our lives, and most likely, Dirome was there.
Last but not least, Dirome was a man who loved his family. He was affectionately known to all as "Little Dirome". His family was his life. When it came to his family, there was no time or distance too long; if his family needed him, he was there. His father, sister, nieces, nephews, and extended family loved him dearly.
He leaves to cherish his memories are his father, Elder Dirome S. Williamson, Sr, his
sisters, Dorma Williamson and Antoinette Huntley, his brother, Clifton Williamson, his niece, Cristina Coke (Kimora), his nephews Jose George (Jose Jr., Zyarie, and Za’vion), Derek George (Der’mani, Ah’siah, De’ori), Luis George(Christopher), Stefphan Cohoon, Shuman George, Dante George, his godparents, Adell and Annie Bellamy, his godbrothers Adell Bellamy, Jr., Ronald Permaul, Jr., Jabar Gill, and godsisters Yvette Marbley and Stephanie Pryor. Dirome also leaves to cherish his memory, a host of cousins, aunts, and uncles on both sides of his family.
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