Howerton & Bryan Funeral Home: Obituaries

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Jeanette Snipes Lawson
(January 7, 1918 - March 14, 2013)

Bahama- Jeanette “Jackie” Bullock Lawson, of Bahama passed away on March 14, 2013 in Williston, FL.

Born January 7, 1918 in Richmond, VA, she lived in the city of Durham for 69 years before moving to Bahama, NC. Mrs. Lawson was preceded in death by her loving husband, Roy M. Lawson, her parents, John Wilbur Snipes, and Mary Bennett Snipes, her brother, John Wilbur Snipes, Jr., and sisters, Lina Mae Snipes Ferrell and Lucille Elizabeth Snipes.

Mrs. Lawson graduated from Durham High School in 1936. She retired from Wrights Machinery 1980 after 25 years of service as a Tester & Calibration Technician. She was a member of Mt. Bethel Methodist Church, Bahama, NC and a member of the Joyful Workers Sunday School Class. She was also a member of the Daughters of the Confederacy in Durham, NC served with Meals on Wheels in Durham, NC a member of the Bahama Woman’s Club, Bahama, NC, Holy Hatters (Red Hat Society) Gainesville, FL., the Golden Gaters, Gainesville, FL.and the JOY Dining Group, Gainesville, FL.

She was a diehard Carolina Basketball Fan all her life. After moving to Florida in 2006, she would cheer on the Florida Gator Basketball Team.

Mrs. Lawson is survived by her son, Jimmy (Pat) Bullock of Newport TN. and Mack (Toni) Lawson, of Archer, FL., grandchildren, Michael (Caren) Bullock, Jeff (Deneen) Bullock, Beth (Vince) Tucker, and Rob (Kati) Lawson; great-grandchildren, Cameron and Morgan Bullock, Jonathan and Katelyn Tucker and Logan and Riley Bullock

Funeral services will be held at the Howerton & Bryan Funeral Home, 1005 W. Main St., Durham, NC on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 2:00 PM. Prior to the service, visitation will be held from 12 to 2 PM. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery

The family wants to sincerely thank the staff at the Williston Rehab and Nursing Center, Williston, FL and Hospice of Nature Coast for their loyal care of Jackie.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Bethel Church, 1605 Bahama Rd., P.O. Box 27, Bahama, NC 27503, or to Hospice of Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 35564.