Nellie Louise Smith LAWSON

News Death Notice

LAWSON, Nellie Louise Smith Age 94, of Middletown, Ohio, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at Venice Regional Medical Center in Sarasota, Florida. She was born August 7, 1919 in Powell County, Kentucky and lived in Middletown most of her life. She was employed for the Middletown City Schools, working in the cafeterias for Mayfield, Taft, and Trinity Baptist Schools. She was also an "Avon Lady". Nellie was a member of the Grace Baptist Church. She had been a Sunday School Teacher at the Grand Avenue Church of God, and enjoyed gardening, cooking, canning, and family events and picnics. Preceding her in death were her parents, Patrick and Eva (Lee) Smith; her husband, Samuel Henry Lawson on Oct. 28, 1980; one infant son Joseph Lawson; one daughter, Dolores Atkins; one son, Larry Lawson; one sister, Martha Cockerham; and one brother, John Smith. She will be sadly missed by six children, David Lawson, Tim (Linda) Lawson, Steven Lawson, Karen (Tom) Norris, Joyce Cornett, and Darrell (Debbie) Lawson; 28 grandchildren; 59 great grandchildren; 11 great-great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Herr-Riggs Funeral Home, 210 S. Main St., Middletown, followed by services at 1:00 p.m. with Dr. Dan Flory officiating. Interment will be at Grace Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the . Arrangements by Herr-Riggs Funeral Home, 210 S. Main St., Middletown. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Funeral Home

Herr-Riggs Funeral Home
210 S Main St Middletown, OH 45044
(513) 422-4545

Published in Journal-News on Mar. 20, 2014