Funeral services for Melba Lawson, age 87, of Tira, have been set for 11:00AM Friday, January 20, 2012 at Tapp Funeral Home with Bro. Ed Dodd and Bro. Leroy Reeves officiating. Interment will follow in Tira Cemetery with Floyd Lawson, Michael Lawson, Derek Lawson, Matthew Johnson, Andy Marleau and Nolan Kienitz serving as pallbearers. A visitation will be held Friday, January 20, 2012 from 10:00AM to 11:00AM prior to the service at Tapp Funeral Home.
Melba Lou Lawson was born May 25, 1924 in Hopkins County the daughter of Henry and Scelena Chapman Melton. She married L. V. Lawson on April 24, 1942 in Delta County. He preceded her in death in March 2001. Mrs. Lawson was retired from Fireman's Fund Insurance Company and was a member of Tira United Methodist Church. Mrs. Lawson passed away Sunday, January 15, 2012 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.
Survivors include, daughter, Liz Kienitz, and husband, Nolan, of Plano; son, James Lawson, and wife, Celia, of Rowlett; grandchildren, Allison Marleau, of Houston, Matthew Johnson, of Seattle, Michael Lawson, of Allen, Derek Lawson, of Rowlett; great-grandchildren, Colton, Ashton, and Drew; sister, Mamie Jo Hedrick, of Carrolton. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Faye Lawson; two brothers, Calvin Melton and Jim Melton.
Memorials may be made to Tira United Methodist Church.