Mary Lucy Lawson
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Mary Lucy Lawson
  • November 6, 1926 - November 4, 2016
  • Ridgeway, Virginia

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Mary Lucy Higgs Lawson, 89, of Ridgeway, died Friday, November 4, 2016 at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville/Henry County. She was born in Pittsylvania County November 6, 1926 to Averett Higgs and Mary Lucy McDaniel Higgs, both deceased.

Mrs. Lawson was retired from Fieldcrest Mills following thirty years of service as a winder. She was also a member of Highland Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Lawson; three sisters, Irene Higgs, Kathleen Odell, and Sally Wray; and two brothers, Floyd Higgs and Thomas Higgs.

She is survived by her daughters, Doris Jean Massey (Jerry) of Ridgeway and Elizabeth Marie Clifton of Stoneville, NC; sons, James Willie Lawson (Keeta) of Martinsville and Michael Lawson (Cheryl) of Ridgeway; seven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, three step-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at Mountain View Cemetery in Ridgeway, officiated by Rev. George Hearn.