Veronica Denise Williamson

Sunrise: June 29, 1960

Sunset: March 30, 2021

Veronica Denise affectionately called “Nicey”, was born on June 29, 1960 in Jackson, North Carolina and took her wings on March 30, 2021 at her home in Portsmouth, VA. She graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1978 and later graduated with honors as a nurse in 1980.

 Nicey leaves to mourn her four daughters Aleathea Cumbo (Tony Gordon) of Washington, DC, Midrel Williamson Ward (Geoffrey Ward) of Norfolk, VA, Barbara Williamson Garris (James Garris), Joque Everett (Arthur Johnson) of Portsmouth, VA and her loving husband Hugh R Williamson Jr.  Also left to mourn are four granddaughters Amaris Rice and Justice Headspeth, twins A’ria and Lyric Ward and two grandsons Jahmeze Williams and Kameron Rashad Garris.  Left to mourn also are her siblings three brothers Daniel Darnell, Tony McCoy of Portsmouth, Virginia and Charles Cumbo of Hampton, VA, four sisters Sylvia Cumbo Bishop (New York), Carolyn Cumbo Mitchell (North Carolina), Barbara Cumbo Jackson and Flora Aleathea Cumbo of (Portsmouth, VA) and one great grandson Jahmeze Williams Jr.

 Nicey was preceded in death by her loving parents William Sam and Florida Mason Cumbo (Chesapeake. VA), and her big brothers Sammy Cumbo (Portsmouth, VA) and Mason Jerry Cumbo (Poughkeepsie NY).  

 She leaves to mourn also a host of nieces, nephews, friends, co-workers from Ahoskie, NC, St Mary’s Home in Norfolk, Roanoke Chowan in Ahoskie, NC and her medical support team from Lee’s Friends and her family who took her journey with her.

 Nicey loved her girls/family and would often be the peace maker when issues arose.  She was humorous and fun loving and never hesitated to speak her mind.  She kept you laughing.  She loved everyone she met and took pride in joking and smiling with her many nieces, nephews, cousins, her host of friends and relatives. She touched everyone she met and took great pride in cooking for her family/friends, providing jokes/medical advice and wisdom to all who needed it. She gave her all to anyone who needed her and never said NO.  Nicey will always be remembered for accepting everyone no matter what their issues, race, financial status or problems.

 Everyone will remember some cute jokes or phrases she used and her favorite oldies but goodies and Motown classics. Her legacy lives on in our hearts. Nicey possessed a humorous powerful presence, she was the peacemaker in family situations even if she started them and was passionate in her love for others.  We are honored that God has blessed us with such a loving compassionate person who never gave up in her biggest fight of her life. We love you Denise and We Carry Your Example of Unconditional love and strength with Us always.  Know you are loved, Rest in peace.

Family Receiving Friends Wednesday, April 7, 2021 2:00pm -4:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Wake Service Wednesday, April 7, 2021 4:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Thursday, April 8, 2021 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Portsmouth Chapel Interment Greenlawn Memorial Gardens 3920 Airline Boulevard Chesapeake, VA 23321 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    Dr. Erdie Mae Hutchings says

    Our deepest condolences in the loss of your mother, sister, etc. Veronica Denise Cumbo Williamson, my precious cousin. She was indeed an awesome person all the way around. I will definitely miss her. I am so glad that I got to spend time with her.
    Love you forever,

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    Barron, Beverly Spruill Riddick & Family says

    We are deeply blessed to have had Denise in our lives. I fondly remember how she would visit her Aunt Thernot & our family when she lived in Ahoskie. She was such a joy to be around.
    We will miss you forever.
    We will love you always.
    We will never forget you.

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    Olivia Wilkins-Martin & Dr. Beverly Cumbo says

    Dear Daniel, The Children, and the entire Cumbo Family, Please accept our sincere condolences in the passing of your loved one, Denise Cumbo williamson. She was such a sweet and caring person. May the memories of her life bring joy to your hearts. I pray that God will continue to strengthen you during this difficult time, and may His love sustain you. Just know that she is at peace now, and is resting in the mighty arms of Jesus.

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    Tracy M Cumbo says

    To the Williamson & Cumbo Family. Know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    We share so many memories,
    Things only we could know,
    You have added laughter and dance to my heart,
    Along with love and blessings to my soul.
    You have touched my life in so many ways,
    Being a Victorious woman every day…
    Aunt Denise, you were so very dear to my heart,
    And one of my favorite person, by far.

    Rest In Peace…Love you always
    Your Niece….Tracy

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    Tracy says

    I am sending much prayer for this difficult time. I will truly miss you Veronica… There is no words I have at this moment!! I will be praying for her entire family!! Our memories will always live and remain in my heart!!!!! I love and will always miss you!!!

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    Carolyn Cumbo Mitchell says

    My Sissy just know you brought a smile to all, you are loved and you wii remain in our hearts forever. We miss you so much! The memories are hilarious, sparked with wisdom, tolerance, love and devotion. You are the ultimate example of a strong phenomenon woman who never gave up on anything. Proud to call you my Sister and allowing me to go on this fight for life journey with you. The road was long and hard but you took every step with will, determination and courage. You are loved Sissy! We carry you with us always!

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    Tony Eady says

    You will truly be miss I have laughed with you a many of days you are such a very kind person and very sweetie I will miss the smiles I will love you always until we meet again

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    April viens says

    To my friend/ cousin, boy,we shared so many great memories, and we had a bond, that only you and I understood, so glad I had a chance to you smile at me once again and tell me how much you loved me, God knows you will be missed but God decided to you to a better place, where there’s no more sickness or death, every day will be holy and sabbath will have no end, gone but not forgotten, love you baby

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    Angela Pierre says

    My deepest and sincerest condolences are extended to her children, grandchildren and dearest love ones. Sending prayers of love and healing. Veronica, you were always sweet to me and cousin you will truly be missed. Sending love to you in your resting place.

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    Geraldine Hines Reid says

    My sincere Condolences to the Cumbo as well as to the Overton family. We all grew up together as friends living in Lincoln Park. Niecey and my sister Eudell were very close friends and what a beautiful woman she was. She will forever be loved and missed as she dwell eternally with the Father. Weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning. We the Hines family love you all.

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    Debbie Davis says

    My Sincere condolences to the Cumbo Family Veronica and I road into work at night we would get off in the morning during our ride home we would laugh talk I’m going to miss my friend she always had a lovely spirit I Love you until we meet again rest my love

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    Shirley Pierre says

    My deepest condolences to the family of my cousin Denise, we will miss you dearly. Now you rest in the arms of God. All my love and prayers to your entire family that God will give you the strength to endure this lost. Family continue to love one another as God commanded. Love always, cousin Shirley Roberts Pierre & Family, Ruskin, Fl

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    Yolanda *Smith*West says

    My prayers are with the family.
    Denise you were my best friend from Junior High through High School. I will always cherish our friendship. You made me trust in myself and for that I have always loved you.

    Rest In Peace my Friend

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    Rita Bennett Wilkins says

    My prayers go out to the family in their lost. May God bless each and everyone. She was a beautiful friend, inside and out. We both attended high school and graduated together. We had so many fun times and shared memories. We also sang together in chorus. She had a beautiful voice and that’s one of the beautiful things I will remember about her. She will be missed. Rest in peace, Denise.

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    Vontrey and Courtney Carson says

    Sending my deepest condolences to the family of Aunt Denise. Our prayers are with you during this time.

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    Jerry Rogers says

    I wish the family Favor, Grace, and Strength to meet this challenging season. The place Denise held in the family, physically and in the hearts of many, can never be replaced; I pray the fun memories, the laughter, and Love will meet the need when Denise’s presence is warranted.
    Denise was one of my most favorable and beautiful cousins. She was a joy to be around especially for the humor she bought to the occasion; her physical beauty held its own equally.
    Denise no longer has to be concerned with the challenges of Covid-19 or the world tarnished by it.
    Take your place, Denise; rest at the Throne of Grace while we navigate the challenges on our Journeys here. “You got it good girl.”
    Rest in eternal peace, Cousin; Denise.
    Remaining Cousins and Family.
    I love you all.
    I Pray; Safety, Good Health, Love, Peace, and the Grace of God be with you always, in Jesus’ name, Amen!
    Jerry Rogers, and Family.

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    Joelle Tobin. says

    To my cousins Alethea, Midrell and Barbara. I am so very sorry I could not be there but know that share in your sorrow. I love you all. Please know she is watching and is with Grandma and Grandpa.

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    Valerie Franklin says

    My deepest sympathy to the family, I met her years ago when she married my friend, Hugh Williamson!

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