Patricia Lawson


Patricia Lawson, 79, of Cordova, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at her residence.

Family will be receiving friends Sunday, May 5, 2019 from noon until 2 p.m. at Kilgore-Green Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. in the Kilgore-Green Chapel, with burial to follow at Goodsprings Church of Christ Cemetery. William Tittle will officiate.

She was an amazing mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and aunt ... who loved her entire family so much that she always saw the good and potential in everyone. When you were not heading in the right direction, it didn't matter who you were, she was going to speak her peace about it. Whether you wanted to hear it or not. Only because she cared so much.

She was a strong woman, overcoming many health issues including polio and cancer, but never let them deter her. She ran everywhere to help family and friends and never slowed down until her health forced her to.

She was that force, that bond ... that held us all together and will be hard to adjust to being without. We will miss her more than words can express.

She was preceded in death by her husband Paul T. Lawson Sr.; grandson, James Preston Lawson; parents, Ervin and Pearline Sanford; sisters, Joan Bennett and Ira Sanford; grandparents, Nola and Lem Barrentine and Jim and Lou Sanford and in-laws, Alma and Ed Lawson.

She is survived by her children, Paul Timothy Lawson Jr. (Heather), Roger Scott Lawson, Marty Lawson (Betty) and Shane Lawson (Mandy); grandchildren,  P.J. Lawson (Brooke), Nikki Bates (Kyle), Zach Lawson (Elizabeth), Haley Smith (Kyle), Joey Lawson, Adam Lawson, Rachel McAfee (David), Andrew Lawson, Hannah Lawson, Marissa Lawson, Hannah Atchley and Hayden Lawson; seven great- grandchildren; and siblings, Sonny Sanford, Johnny Sanford, Sandra Sanford, Julia Tittle, Melody Lane, Marylin Chappell and Synolah Brown.

Pallbearers will be Michael Brown, Josh Owens, Danny Lane, Chris Chappell, Wes Chappell and Mark Bryant.

Friends may sign the guest register at

Kilgore-Green Funeral Home, Jasper; 205-384-9503