UNION — Mrs. Rachel Reeder Lawson, 78, widow of William “Cotton” Lawson, passed away Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. Mrs. Lawson was first married to the late Bobby Brooks, who was killed in action in the Korean Conflict.
Born in Union, Nov. 11, 1934, Mrs. Lawson was the beloved only child of the late Robert Samuel Reeder and Sara Johns Reeder. She was a proud member of the class of 1952 and treasured each reunion with her friends. Mrs. Lawson loved being a legal secretary and spent many years with the Long-Whitney Law Firm. Mrs. Lawson was a dedicated Christian who faithfully served Mon Aetna Baptist Church and Philippi Baptist Church. Proverbs 3:5-6 were her life verses and she lived them for all to see. She met every one with a smile, had an infectious laugh, and sacrificially gave of herself, time, talents and money to all. Once you met her you were family, and you were never the same.
Surviving are a son, William “Ricky” Lawson and wife Susan; two daughters, Roslyn Kingsmore and husband Jimmy, and Robin Owensby and husband Ron, all of Union; three grandchildren, Rev. Steven Robert Owensby and wife Caroline of Enoree, William Reeder Owensby and wife Brandi, and Richard Lynn Owensby, all of Columbia; and four great-grandchildren, Robert, Rachel, Roslyn and Rebekah Owensby, all of Enoree.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 at Mon Aetna Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Greg Barefoot, Rev. Benny Green, Rev. Steven Owensby and Rev. Jerry Ford. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.
Active pallbearers will be William Owensby, Richard Owensby, Frankie Reeder, Marion Peeler, David Patrick and Kevin Kingsmore.
Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Saturday evening at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering at Mon Aetna Baptist Church, 1431 Lockhart Hwy., Union, S.C. 29379 or to a Lottie Moon Christmas Offering at another church.
The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home, Inc.