Emma Deanna Byrd Lawson, 66, of Pioneer, passed away July 1, 2017, at Huntsville Manor Nursing & Rehab Facility in Huntsville.

Born in Scott County, September 21, 1950, she was preceded in death by her parents, Oliver and Flossie Lowe Byrd; husband, Delmer Gene Lawson; brothers, Odeva Byrd and Odie Byrd; sister, Julie Hatfield; and mother- and father-in-law, Elmer and Minnie Lawson.

She was a member of Capital Hill Missionary Baptist Church.

She is survived by her children: Gena Webb of Huntsville, Tina Lawson of San Antonio, Texas, and Chris (Megan) Lawson of Brownsburg, Ind.; grandchildren:  Nick, Nate, Olivia and Jake Lawson, Meagan James, Zachary McFarland, Tyler Harness, and Sarah Kidd; great-grandchildren: Remington, Kinlyn, and Tristan Andrew; siblings: Mack (Brenda) Byrd, Boone Byrd, Alpha Jean Byrd, Sheila Robinson, Glenna (Bud) Scott, and Mae (George) Arms; in-laws: Larry Lawson, Norma Jeffers, and Janis Cross; special friend, Matt Smithers; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral service was conducted July 5, in the chapel of West-Murley Funeral Home with Bro. Dudley Harness and Bro. Chris Lawson officiating. Music was provided by Tammy Hutson. Graveside service was conducted July 6, at Fairview Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements by West-Murley Funeral Home.

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