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Margaret R Lawson

September 4, 1926February 18, 2021
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Margaret Rachel Webb Lawson, age 94 of Knoxville, TN, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at her home. Margaret graduated from the South Eastern Bible Institute where her fellow students claimed that, "There is never a dull moment around Margaret." After graduation, Margaret traveled to several different churches in different states to help with revivals and Vacation Bible Schools. After she returned to Knoxville, she became involved at Island Home Assembly of God where she and her family were members. Margaret served as Children's Church teacher, Sunday school teacher, Department leader, special speaker, organist and many other positions for over 60 years. Margaret worked at East Tennessee Packing Company several years until 1961 when she became a full time homemaker.

Margaret was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Arthur Lawson, Jr.; her father and mother, Henry and Hannah Webb; brothers, Roy and Jay Webb and sisters, Louise Lawson and Dorothy Castleberry.

She is survived by her children, Donna Wyrick and husband Eddie, Tim Lawson, Karen Arnwine and husband Bill; seven grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; brother Sonny Webb and many special nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Smoky Mountain Hospice for the care they provided and to special caregivers over the years, Amanda, Aspen, Carol, Cathy and Debbie.

The family invites you to Call at your Convenience on Monday, February 22, 2021 from 12:00pm until 5:00pm at Berry Funeral Home, 3704 Chapman Highway. Graveside service will be Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 2:00pm at Woodlawn Cemetery. Condolences may be offered at www.berryfuneralhome.com

  • FAMILY

  • Donna Wyrick (Eddie), Daughter
  • Tim Lawson, Son
  • Karen Arnwine (Bill), Daughter
  • Sonny Webb, Brother
  • Seven grandchildren
    Fourteen great-grandchildren
    Many special nieces and nephews

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, February 22, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Memories

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Amanda Long

February 23, 2021

Such a lovely lady. I will definitely treasure the short time I knew her. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time.

Shirley Lawson

February 22, 2021

Your mother was a beautiful lady inside and out. I treasure the times I got to be with her at your home. She will be fondly remembered.

Briana Gardner

February 19, 2021

So sorry for your loss. We sure loved Aunt Margaret. Heaven gained a precious angel. Prayers for all of you.

Briana Miller Gardner
(Carol's daughter)

Sonya Ridinger

February 19, 2021

Donna, Karen and Tim, so sorry for your loss. We’ll be praying for you all.

Sonya McCarter Ridinger

Sylvia Gibson

February 19, 2021

So sorry for you loss. Margaret was a beautiful soul full of love for everyone. We are especially close with Tim, he is always here for us. Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers. With much love The Gibson family.

Greg Lawson

February 19, 2021

My grandmother Hannah Louise was Aunt Margaret’s sister. My grandfather Floyd was Uncle Jr’s brother. To say these 4 were close does not seem enough. They were my Dad’s aunt and uncle but always treated me as if I was their nephew too. Aunt Margaret will forever be remembered when I see a box of raisins. Birthdays and special events would never be missed by her and accompanying a card would always be a box of raisins. Thank you Aunt Margaret for your kind and thoughtful spirit. The world desperately needs more people like you,

Can’t even imagine the amount of prayers lifted by her for all her family members and how many of us were protected at one time or another due to these.

Floyd and Louise passed on before Jr and Margaret but what a homecoming celebration they are experiencing now. Uncle Jr waiting patiently along side his brothers for his dear Margaret to arrive. Louise running to greet her with a hug and a kiss as they both giggle and laugh together. No more pain, no more sorrow, no more sickness, no more death. They are together forever in the presence of their living hope Jesus.

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Sister Dorothy Castleberry and her family

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Roy, Hannah, Henry, Marjorie and Claudette, Dorothy and Freddie, Margaret and Sonny

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Sister Dorothy Castleberry and her family

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Roy, Hannah, Henry, Marjorie and Claudette, Dorothy and Freddie, Margaret and Sonny

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Louise, Mom, Dad, Clarence

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Mom's 78th birthday

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Mom, Dad, Tim and Karen in front of their apartment in Portsmouth, VA

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Floyd and Louise Lawson family and the Favas

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Mom with two Bible School friends

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Mom in front of the hotel on their honeymoon