Our beloved Michael A. Williamson Jr, 25, of Jersey City, NJ passed away unexpectedly on June 16, 2021 at Jersey City Medical Center from traumatic injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident. He was born on April 4, 1996 to Michael A. Williamson Sr. & Ernestine (Cason) Carmichael.
Mike attended and graduated Dr. Maya Angelou Elementary School, PS #20 and Ezra L. Nolan Middle School PS #40 in Jersey City. He then attended Hoboken High School where he graduated in 2015. In 2018, Michael went on and graduated from Mobile Technical Institute. He received a certificate as a Mobile Electronic Certified Professional. Although young, Michael had a great work ethic. He worked at companies such as A&P, Enterprise, Amazon, & GardaWorld.
Michael had a passion and love for sports(especially football & his favorite team the Saints), cars/motorcycles, and video games. At an early age he was a part of PAL Little League Baseball and football teams of Jersey City and he was also a member of the Godlife Mentoring Program of Jersey City. He played middle school basketball and in high school played for the Hoboken Redwings football team as a running back, winning the championship game in the 2013-2014 season. He also bowled in various leagues throughout his childhood and adult life with his dad, sister, family and friends.
Michael was a very talented and creative artist. His drawing was once selected to be viewed on the NJ Path Train in his elementary years. Michael had a great ear for music and instruments, so much so that he taught himself how to play drums by ear. He had a tremendous passion for cars and motorcycles. His love for motorcycles led him to join and become a member of NFW Biker Club in the last year of his life. Michael also enjoyed movies and definitely his video games. He was always with his best friend Trevor, in fact was soon to be godfather to his child, his fiancée Tamia & family, his dog Skye, his sister Avi, cousins, family, friends, and always on the phone via FaceTime with his mom and little sisters.
Michael was a great all-around person that loved people, his family, and God. An amazing young man with an infectious smile and caring heart. Behind his quiet demeanor, was a man full of wit and humor. Michael lived a life that was determined, genuine and thoughtful. Even as a child Michael showed unconditional love and compassion, a trait that he continued to exhibit throughout the course of his life. Michael was a ray of light and a shining star to his family and friends. He touched and affected the life of everyone who encountered him. Whether being a peacemaker or just being supportive to those in his life, Michael knew what it meant to be his brother’s keeper and he lived that principle every day. He was truly a glimpse of God’s glory.
We know Michael is now with his maternal grandparents, Ernest & Carol Cason (Grandpa & Grandma), his Aunt Audra Joseph (Auntie Aud), and his great-Aunt Sally Williamson.
Michael will be greatly missed everyday by his father Michael A. Williamson Sr. (Tera), his Mother, Ernestine (Malachi), his three sisters, Aviana, Madison, & Aria, his stepsisters, Dejae, Layla, & Tyleah, his paternal grandparents, Johnny & Elaine Williamson (Papa & Nanu), his fiancée Timia Baez (and family), his favorite baby girl Skye (dog), his favorite cat Violet, his snake Remy, & bearded dragon Jupiter, all of his loving aunts, uncles, cousins, coaches, mentors, and many, many friends.
Visitation for Michael will be held on Friday, July 9th from 9:00 AM – 11 AM and funeral services 11 AM at Zion Baptist Church, 521 Bramhall Avenue, Jersey City, NJ. A graveside remembrance will follow immediately after at Hillside Cemetery in Lyndhurst, New Jersey.