7/24/14 —– Betty Jo Lawson

Betty Jo Lawson, of Tullahoma, peacefully passed from this earth on July 21, following a recurrence of lymphoma.

Mrs. Lawson was a loving wife to G.W. Lawson for 56 years and 360 days, and a loving mother to Tim (Debbie) Lawson of Shelbyville, TN , Lisa (Robert) Kane of Tullahoma, TN, and Christina (Earl) Hillis of Winchester, TN. She also leaves behind flower 13six grandchildren: Adam Kane of Knoxville, TN, Allison (Casey) McGehee of Fayetteville, TN, Amy (Nick) Cunningham of Tullahoma, TN, Andrew Lawson of Shelbyville, TN, Abby Lawson of Shelbyville, TN, and Lawson Hillis of Winchester, TN. Mrs. Lawson had one great-grandchild, Lucas McGehee of Fayetteville, TN. Mrs. Lawson is survived by sisters, Carolyn (Eddie) Scott of Tullahoma, TN, Annette (T.L.) Bolin of Manchester, TN, and Cora Webster of Seffner ,FL, and a brother, Eugene (Jean) West of Winchester, TN.

Mrs. Lawson was preceded in death by Her mother, Maymie Holder of Tullahoma, TN, Martha Shelton of Manchester, TN, and Charles Holder of Manchester, TN.

Mrs. Lawson was a homemaker, who enjoyed caring for her husband, children, and grandchildren. For several years, Mrs. Lawson was known as Mrs. Betty at Tullahoma City Schools’ Kool Kids program. She was an avid reader, and enjoyed keeping up with politics and current events. Mrs. Lawson will be remembered for her loving, compassionate nature, wit, strength, and grace.

A graveside memorial service will be held at Bethany Cemetery in Normandy, TN, on Thursday, July 24 at 3 PM, with Pastor David Wall officiating.

A reception for friends and family will be held immediately following the graveside service at Trinity Lutheran Church at the corner of Wilson Avenue and Cedar Lane in Tullahoma.

Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.