Bettye June (Moore) Lawson, age 74 of Eminence, passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2019. Daughter of the late Edgar James and Mattie Rena (Burton) Moore, Bettye worked at the Brunswick Corporation and she was a member of Elk Creek Missionary Baptist Church. Bettye was preceded in death by a son, Marc Ryan Lawson; a granddaughter, Justice Lawson; Brothers, Clyde Moore, Robert Moore, Warren Moore, James Moore and Lonnie Moore; and sisters, Evelyn Murray and Willie Schaefer.

Survived By:

Husband of 48 years: Joe L. Lawson of Eminence

Daughter: Neshia Mays and husband, Bently of Lexington

Granddaughters: Kortnie (Kyle) Antoszewski, Lauren Allen and Kara Lawson

Grandsons: Jordan (Zhengyu) Allen, Shawn Allen Jr., Shane Allen, Traiten Lawson and Ryan Lawson

Great-Granddaughters: Grace Allen and Elizabeth Antoszewski

Host of Nieces and Nephews


Funeral Service: 12 PM Noon on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at First Baptist Church, Eminence, officiated by Rev. Robert J. Fields with Rev. Charles H. Duncan, Jr. assisting.

Interment: Eminence Cemetery

Active Pallbearers: Janssen Johnson, James Murray, Michael Murray, Shawn Allen, Jordan Allen and Shane Allen

Honorary Pallbearers: Jeffrey Moore, Traiten Lawson


Visitation: 10 AM until service time on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at First Baptist Church, Eminence.

Arrangements entrusted to Prewitt Eminence Funeral Home.



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