Meridian Woman's Body Found in Black Warrior River

Source: MGN Online

Demopolis, Ala. The body of a 36-year-old Virginia Williamson has been recovered from the Black Warrior River.

According to reports, Williamson went missing Saturday night around 8 p.m. Williamson was on a pontoon boat in the Cypress Cove subdivision with family and friends when she jumped into the water, never resurfacing. Her body was recovered Sunday afternoon about 1:30 p.m.

"As far as we know, the individual was on the boat with several other individuals and anytime you have a loss of life, it's tragic,” We're just happy and glad that we were able to bring closure for the family as soon as we could and not to have it drawn out for a couple of days." Greene Co. Sheriff's Lt. Jeremy Rancher says.

Virginia Williamson is the daughter of Lauderdale Co. Circuit Judge Lester Williamson.

Alabama Marine Police worked the search along with the Tuscaloosa Fire Department’s water rescue team, as well as the Greene County Sheriff’s Office and the Demopolis Police Department.

Funeral arrangements have been set for a Meridian woman who died in the Black Warrior River over the weekend.

Services will be held for Virginia Williamson on Thursday, July 30, at 10:00 a.m. at Central United Methodist Church in Meridian. Visitation will take place on Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Robert Barham Family Funeral Home and on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Central United Methodist Church

The burial will take place at Magnolia Cemetery. The family requests memorials to the Free clinic of meridian or to the charity of your choice.