JONESBORO — Margaret Christine Lawson, 85, departed this life Sunday morning, Feb. 14, 2021, at the St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro.

She was born March 28, 1934, in Monette, the daughter of the late Hosea Pitts and Amy Lee Hill Pitts.

Christine graduated high school in Monette and married Buford Lawson on Sept. 27, 1953. They enjoyed 53 years before his death in 2011.

Christine was a member of Southwest Church of Christ and enjoyed crafting, sewing, working in her yard and cooking for her family.

She retired from General Electric after many years of service.

She is survived by two children, Brett Lawson (Beth) of Memphis and Sherris Bond (Wayne) of Jonesboro; four grandchildren, Sam Lawson, Tarah Tibbs, Makensie Britton (Tel) and Stephanie Benton (Devin); and five great-grandchildren, Brayden Prestidge (Karagon), Brodey Prestidge (Graceon Trickey), Landrie Tibbs, London Tibbs and Tatum Britton.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hosea and Amy Lee Pitts; her husband, Buford Lawson; a grandson, Kaleb A. Cheshier; three brothers, Joe England, Gerald (Joyce) Pitts and Clarence Pitts; and two sisters, Helen Barnes and Virginia (G.F.) Stewart.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home with Jimmy Adcox officiating. Interment will follow in Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may visit from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Those serving as pallbearers will be Brayden Prestidge, Brodey Prestidge, Sam Lawson, Revis Stewart, Bob Blankenship and Rickey Stewart.

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