Shirley Jean Lawson

Published 8:26 pm Friday, November 12, 2010

Funeral services for Shirley Jean Lawson, of Sontag, are 2 p.m.on Saturday, Nov. 13, at Wanilla Baptist Church in Wanilla, withburial in the church cemetery. Wilson Funeral Home in Monticello isin charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Friday from 6 until 9 p.m. at the church.

Mrs. Lawson, 79, died Nov. 8, 2010, at Lawrence County Hospitalin Monticello. She was born in East Cleveland, Ohio, on Oct. 19,1931, to Louis Alton Pennington and Ethel Marline Washburn.

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She was retired from her work as a dorm mother at Copiah-LincolnCommunity College in Wesson. She was a member of Wanilla BaptistChurch. She was a veteran of the United States Air Force.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, JohnKendick Lawson III; her sister, Delores Pennington; and agrandchild.

She is survived by her son, John Kendick Lawson IV, ofWashington, Penn.; her daughters, Karen Ann Daughtery ofWashington, Penn., Laura Marie Benik of Tulsa, Okla., and MaryBridgette McLean of Wilmington, N.C.; her brothers, EddiePennington of Hattiesburg, and Glenn (Duckey) Pennington ofPrentiss; and 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Animal Rescue League or the WanillaBaptist Church Cemetery Fund.