Ruth L. Lawson


Ruth L. Lawson, 89, of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday May 20, 2020, in a local health care facility.

She was the daughter of the late Walter L. and Winnie Spikes Duggar. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Lawson; her sisters: Mamie Holcomb, Henrietta Key, Esther Wagar, Zella Green and Juanita Grenz; and her brother, Leo Duggar.

Ruth was a long-standing and faithful member of the Church of God of Prophecy, where she taught Children’s Church and played the piano. Ruth, being legally blind, loved to quilt and grow  vegetables in her garden along with preserving and canning her harvest.

She is survived by her daughter, Sandy Harris and her husband, Deputy Jamie Harris; her son, Randy Lawson and his wife, Regina; her grandchildren: Emily and Evan Lawson, Ashley Boles, and Justice and Hartley Harris; and numerous nieces and nephews that she loved as her brothers and sisters.

A Remembrance of Life Service will be held at 1 p.m. on today, May 24, 2020, at Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Services, North Ocoee Street Chapel, with the Rev. Londa Richardson officiating.

The interment will follow at Union Road Church of God of Prophecy, 533 Union Grove Road, Charleston TN 37310, with family and friends serving as casket bearers.

The family will receive friends today, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., at the funeral home.

Services will be livestreamed on the funeral home's Facebook page, at 1 p.m. today.

The family would like to thank the staff of Signature Health Care for their loving and compassionate care they gave their mother.

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