Lawson, Jennie Ruth (New Hope)

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Jennie Ruth Lawson
Jennie Ruth Lawson

Jennie Ruth Lawson, 85, of New Hope, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2017. 

Jennie was a long time member to Long Island Baptist Church in New Hope. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fannie Durham; husband T.L. “Duggan” Lawson; and brother, Lee Carlos “Buddy” Leek. 

Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, Paul (Carolyn) Lawson and Mike Lawson; daughter, Rhonda Lawson; and grandchildren, Michelle Clepper and Charles Lawson. 

Visitation will be Thursday, Nov. 16, from 2-8 p.m. CST and Friday, Nov. 17, at 10 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. CST. 

Funeral services will be conducted from the Tate Funeral Home Chapel Friday, Nov. 17, at 1 p.m. CST with Brother Doyle Chamblee officiating. 

Interment will follow at the New Hope Cemetery. 

Arrangements are by Tate Funeral Home LLC, Jasper, TN, 37347.



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