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Obit – Mrs. Cheryl Lawson

Mrs. Cheryl Lawson age 75 of the Club Springs Community passed peacefully at 1:20 p.m. Thursday afternoon February 22, 2024 surrounded by her family at the family’s Bellar Hollow Road farm. The family was being assisted with her care by Avalon Hospice of Cookeville.

Mrs. Lawson was at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where the family received friends on Monday afternoon February 26th from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. and again on Tuesday February 27th from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

There was a private graveside service for the family only and interment was in the Lawson Family Cemetery on the Lawson Family farm. Bro. Donnie Payne delivered the eulogy.

She was one of three children of the late Michael Morris Bello Sr. who died September 15, 1969 at the age of 44 and Lelamae Treva “Lee” Garrett Bello Jackson who died January 21, 2018 at the age of 87 and was born Cheryl Lee Bello in Los Angeles in Los Angeles County, California on October 31, 1948.

She was united in marriage at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California on March 23, 1968 to William Douglas “Doug” Lawson.

Mrs. Lawson was a longtime employee of the Smith County Board of Education having retired as the dietician and cafeteria manager at the Smith County High School in 2023. She began employment there in 1995 and was cafeteria manager form 2009 until her retirement.

She was a 1966 graduate of William S. Hart High School in Santa Clarita, California and received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California Davis in Davis, California.

The Lawson family relocated to Smith County in 1994 following Mr. Lawson selling Lawson Trucking Co. of which he was co-owner from 1973 until 1994.

Mrs. Lawson was a non-denominational Christian.

Surviving in addition to her husband Doug are their two children, Michael Bryan Lawson and wife Ranee of Grass Valley, California, Kathryn Marshall West and husband Mike of the Chestnut Mound Community; five grandchildren, Cody Lawson and wife Sydney, Colby Lawson, Bailey Lawson, Will George, Everett West; great-grandchild, Averie Lawson; sister, Karen Sue Bello of Sacramento, California; brother, Mike Morris Bello Jr. and wife Jeanie of Grass Valley, California.

The Lawson family requests memorials to the Smith County Back Pack program.

SANDERSON of CARTHAGE

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