Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia


Nov 6, 2015
Press Release

ALBANY, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement regarding the passing of Jane Willson, a businesswoman and philanthropist from Albany, Georgia:

“My heart is heavy with the news of Jane Willson’s passing. She helped make Albany the city it is today through her dedicated service to local organizations. Though she enjoyed great success with business, making Willson Farming and Sunnyland Farms global successes, she will most likely be remembered for her dedication to philanthropy and improving her community.

“Mrs. Willson’s selflessness has been an inspiration to all who knew her, including myself. She donated much of herself, and became a prominent part of the fabric of the charitable institutions she supported. Truly, her generosity will live on in Albany for years to come.

“Jane Willson has left behind a strong legacy of humanitarianism to her family, friends, and the state of Georgia and we will mourn her passing deeply. I send my sincerest condolences to her loved ones during this difficult time. I pray they will be comforted by her memory and the graciousness she showed to our community.”