Lawson, Joann Morrell Finegan

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amem_winter.jpgJoann Morrell Finegan Lawson, age 66 of Roanoke, and formerly of Bellvue Avenue, Pulaski passed away Friday, February 24, 2006 at Lewis Gales Hospital, Salem.

Born November 1, 1939 in West Chester, PA. she was the daughter of the late George Roberts & Elinore M. Jenkins Roberts. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her adoptive parents, Paul and Marie Harley Jenkins Finegan; her husband, Thurman Edwin Lawson, Sr. in 2004; sisters, Annette, Georgette, Maryann, Marie Roberts and Elinore Eggers.

She was a member of the Bob White Blvd. Church of God. She was a former employee of Virginia Maid Hosiery and Dublin Garment Company.

Surviving are sons Thurman “Lil Sam” Lawson, Jr. and wife, Mary of Blountville, Tenn. and Alan Lawson and Dona Jones of Roanoke; daughters Louise and David Feeser of Waxahachie, Texas and Missy and Terry Nester of Austinville; grandchildren Brittany Nester, Leighanna Lawson, Jesse Lawson, Elizabeth Feeser, Joshua Nester, Kayla Lawson and Hannah Feeser; Nieces Rosie Marie and Gary Cable and family, Ashley, Morgan and Harlee Morgan. of Elizabethton, Tenn.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. at Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski with Pastor Jerry Collins officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Pulaski. The family will receive friends this evening from 6-8 p.m. at Bower Funeral Chapel, 1631 Bob White Blvd.,Pulaski. In lieu of flowers, memorials in her memory may be sent to their son, Thurman Lawson, Jr, 176 Keystone Dr., Blountville, TN. 37617. Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski is handling arrangements for the family.