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Julie Kathleen Williamson

July 14, 1987 - July 3, 2011
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Julie Kathleen had minor finger surgery scheduled for June 23, 2011. Before the actual surgery could start she apparently experienced a collapsed lung and required emergency intubation and ventilator assist for breathing. Over the course of the next 10 days she made some recovery but always relapsed ... having additional lung collapses and ultimately, on Sunday July 3, 2011, her lungs just gave out and God took her home. She was born July 14, 1987 in Baton Rouge, LA. She spent her first nights in neo-natal ICU due to having inhaled fluids into her lungs. She left this world the way she came into this world. She was an amazingly...
Julie Kathleen had minor finger surgery scheduled for June 23, 2011. Before the actual surgery could start she apparently experienced a collapsed lung and required emergency intubation and ventilator assist for breathing. Over the course of the next 10 days she made some recovery but always relapsed ... having additional lung collapses and ultimately, on Sunday July 3, 2011, her lungs just gave out and God took her home.

She was born July 14, 1987 in Baton Rouge, LA. She spent her first nights in neo-natal ICU due to having inhaled fluids into her lungs. She left this world the way she came into this world. She was an amazingly smart student having graduated Peace College with a BS in Psychology; the realization of one of several life-long dreams. She had just celebrated the 2nd anniversary of her and Mike Jernigan's commitment to love each other. She was so happily in love with a great man; another life-long dream fulfilled.

Julie had the love and support of a large extended family. Mommy (Cindy Williamson) was her life-long best friend. Daddy (Dan Williamson) spoiled her continually. Brother (Brian) and sisters (Nicole, Liz, and Sandy) were her role models and constant companions. Julie had loving Grandparents (Electa, Bob, Diane, and Al), Aunts (Jennie, Bernie, Cathy, Pam, and Mae), Uncles (Alex, Mike, Pat, and John), nieces and nephews (Aidan, Riley, Avery, Emily Chase, and Zachary), cousins (Tiffany, Ashley, Chris, Jenny, Chad, Holly, Denny [and others I know I am forgetting]), and too many "best friends" to count.

The Celebration Service for Julie's life will be Friday, July 8th, 2011 at 3:00 pm at the Raleigh Memorial Park Cemetery Mausoleum (7501 Glenwood Ave). Visitation will be Thursday, July 7th from 6 til 8 pm at Mitchell Funeral Home (7501 Glenwood Ave). Attire for both occasions is very casual.

Julie had a great love for all people, but especially for those who struggled. She was very thankful for all the friends she made and all the support she got from her Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) friends and Doctors. Cindy & I (and the family) also received so much support, information, & love from the OI Foundation (OIF), its members, and the research community that the OIF supports. We are requesting that our friends and family continue to send their love and support to Julie's family and friends who are hurting. However, please do not spend on flowers. If you have the means and desire to show your support in other ways, we request you consider a donation to the OIF. That would do more for the memory of Julie and others that suffer as she did.

http://www.oif.org/site/PageServer?pagename=HH_MemorialsHonorGifts

Final note from Daddy:

Losing my "boogar" hurts more than anyone could know. But knowing how many lives she touched and the impact she had on this world is a comfort ... as is knowing she is no longer struggling with her pain & suffering. We miss you Julie.

"Not Ready (September 24, 2011) 3 mos ago your fate was set. God gove us another 9 days to get ready. Was not enough. I was not ready to let go then. I..." Daddy (Raleigh, NC)

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