Anita Strong Lawson
October 10, 1956 -
July 24, 2016

Visitation

July 28, 2016
4 - 7 p.m.

Service 

July 29, 2016
11 a.m.

Interment

Obituary

Funeral services for Anita Strong Lawson, age 59, of Fayetteville, will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 29, 2016 at Higgins Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Riverview Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Lawson passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016.

Mrs. Lawson was a native of Lincoln County, the daughter of the late J.L. and Ruby Mullinax, the Vice President and loan officer at First National Bank for over 40 years. She was the past President of Main Street, active with the Humane Society, St. Jude Childrens Hospital, First National Bank’s Student Advisory Board, the Heart Walk, the Leadership Lincoln, Host of Christmas Past committee, C.L.E.A.N. committee and a member of the Historical Society.

Survivors include her husband Micky Lawson, daughter Camille Strong Raby and husband Bryan of Fayetteville, grandson Hamilton Bennett Raby of Fayetteville, three sisters Mary Ann Gattis of the Howell community, Lori Jobe of the Howell community, Beth Porter of the Howell community and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the family will be from 4 until 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at Higgins Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, Fayetteville/Lincoln County Humane Society or the St. Jude Childrens Hospital.

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29 Comments

  1. Crystal Gatlin Priddy

    Micky so sorry for your loss! I was so incredibly sad when I heard the news. Your wife was always so sweet to Dad whenever we were at the bank. You will be in our thoughts and prayers!

    Reply
  2. Pete & Debbie Wells

    Micky & Camille,
    We are so very sorry for your loss. You both and the family are in our thoughts and prayers. Anita was a very special lady and will be missed by all.

    Reply
  3. Naomi smith palmer

    I know she will be miss.what a great loss,my prayer to Camille ,Bryan ,Hamilton an all of her family

    Reply
  4. Bobby Lanier

    Really hate to hear this. Will really miss her and her helping to save the Gattis House.

    Reply
  5. Steve norman

    Elizabeth and I are shocked Anita was so kind to us, I have known Anita virtually all my life. She was there for us when we needed her we will never forget it. She was truly one of a kind God bless her entire family.

    Reply
  6. GERALD and WANDA SCOTT!!

    God bless you and your family!!

    Reply
  7. Jeff Mc Kee

    Micky, Thinking about you my “old” friend in your time of loss. Cherish and embrace all the memories of your life together. Take care.

    Reply
  8. Gerald and Wanda Scott

    May God bless the family!! We pray that the Lord gives you comfort at this sad time!!

    Reply
  9. Cortney Hammons Hoffman

    Camille,

    So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God hold you in His arms and comfort you today and all the days ahead.

    Reply
  10. Ronnie Stout

    Micky,so sorry to hear about your loss.My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Reply
  11. Nancy Mitchell

    Mickey I am so sorry for your loss. Anita was a very sweet and beautiful lady. May God hold you close during this time my prayers are with you and your family.

    Reply
  12. Brenda Burns

    Mickey and Family ,So Very sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  13. Kim McWhirter

    Mickey and Camille,
    I’m so very sorry about your loss. I thought a lot of Anita. She was such a sweet soul. My prayers are with you all. Love you and thinking of you. Kim

    Reply
  14. Tina Peel

    So so sorry for your loss. She was an awesome lady, I will miss her. Through the years she was always so helpful & kind and I thought the world of her. Heaven has gained a beautiful angel. Sending prayers and hugs to the family during this difficult time, there are no words to help the pain, just hold onto those precious memories.

    Reply
  15. STEPHANIE SHARP

    I am so sad to hear of Anita’s passing, she was such a beautiful, sweet lady. We worked together for several years at FNB and I always thought of her as a friend. I will be praying for peace for your family.

    Reply
  16. Marie and Dennis Caldwell

    Anita had so much energy and drive. I worked with her on several boards and committees and she always impressed me with her imagination and decorating ideas for every event. She was the first one to bring furniture, flowers, decorative items, anything to make the décor festive and fun. She was a special person and will be missed by family and the many friends she made. Prayers for Camille and family and for Mickey.

    Reply
  17. Kim Halcomb Cowart

    Micky, Camille & family, My prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God help comfort you. The wonderful memories you have will help heal your heart. Anita will be missed by many dear friends.

    Reply
  18. Susan Hancock Dolberry

    Camille and Micky, I am so sorry to hear if your loss. Anita was an amazing and beautiful woman. I can’t imagine Fayetteville without her. You, your family and her many friends are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  19. Linda Dannen

    I feel so sorry for your loss.
    Lots of love to you and your family during this difficult time.

    Reply
  20. Lance and Shirley Wallace

    Micky, We are so sorry for your loss. Anita was a great help to me many times over the years at the bank and she will certainly be missed. You are in our prayers.

    Reply
  21. Tina Mitchell

    So sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  22. Sherri Erwin-FNB -Lending-Main Office

    Heaven gained a TRUE ANGEL on Sunday, July 24, 2016. Anita was a friend, a co-worker & a lady you could call on not matter what you needed or wanted!!! A Lady always there to lend a helping hand. It saddens my heart greatly that she only got to enjoy her first grandchild for such a short time. My thoughts & prayers are with each of you. The First National Bank Family will definately feel the loss for a long time to come. Rest in Peace Sweet Lady!!!!

    Reply
  23. Rita Harris Henderson

    So sorry to hear of your loss. I thought a lot of Anita and her family. You are in our prayers

    Reply
  24. Connie Amos

    Micky I am so sorry for your loss!

    Reply
  25. Odessa Dangerfield

    My prayers are with each of you along with her work family. I have such great memories of working with her for 9 years. She was always a great person.

    Reply
  26. Ronnie and Eloise Hudgins

    Mary Ann I am so sorry to learn of your sisters passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you

    Reply
  27. Audrey Gentry

    So sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  28. Kathy Smith

    Just saw her two weeks ago and we were looking at grandsons. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. I thought she was one of the most sweetest and beautiful person I knew. My prayers are with each of you at this time. She had so much love for her family and freinds she will be greatly missed.

    Reply
  29. Joan Mouser

    Mickey, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family . May God give you peace now and in the days ahead. Love you my friend.

    Reply

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29 Comments

  1. Crystal Gatlin Priddy

    Micky so sorry for your loss! I was so incredibly sad when I heard the news. Your wife was always so sweet to Dad whenever we were at the bank. You will be in our thoughts and prayers!

    Reply
  2. Pete & Debbie Wells

    Micky & Camille,
    We are so very sorry for your loss. You both and the family are in our thoughts and prayers. Anita was a very special lady and will be missed by all.

    Reply
  3. Naomi smith palmer

    I know she will be miss.what a great loss,my prayer to Camille ,Bryan ,Hamilton an all of her family

    Reply
  4. Bobby Lanier

    Really hate to hear this. Will really miss her and her helping to save the Gattis House.

    Reply
  5. Steve norman

    Elizabeth and I are shocked Anita was so kind to us, I have known Anita virtually all my life. She was there for us when we needed her we will never forget it. She was truly one of a kind God bless her entire family.

    Reply
  6. GERALD and WANDA SCOTT!!

    God bless you and your family!!

    Reply
  7. Jeff Mc Kee

    Micky, Thinking about you my “old” friend in your time of loss. Cherish and embrace all the memories of your life together. Take care.

    Reply
  8. Gerald and Wanda Scott

    May God bless the family!! We pray that the Lord gives you comfort at this sad time!!

    Reply
  9. Cortney Hammons Hoffman

    Camille,

    So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God hold you in His arms and comfort you today and all the days ahead.

    Reply
  10. Ronnie Stout

    Micky,so sorry to hear about your loss.My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Reply
  11. Nancy Mitchell

    Mickey I am so sorry for your loss. Anita was a very sweet and beautiful lady. May God hold you close during this time my prayers are with you and your family.

    Reply
  12. Brenda Burns

    Mickey and Family ,So Very sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  13. Kim McWhirter

    Mickey and Camille,
    I’m so very sorry about your loss. I thought a lot of Anita. She was such a sweet soul. My prayers are with you all. Love you and thinking of you. Kim

    Reply
  14. Tina Peel

    So so sorry for your loss. She was an awesome lady, I will miss her. Through the years she was always so helpful & kind and I thought the world of her. Heaven has gained a beautiful angel. Sending prayers and hugs to the family during this difficult time, there are no words to help the pain, just hold onto those precious memories.

    Reply
  15. STEPHANIE SHARP

    I am so sad to hear of Anita’s passing, she was such a beautiful, sweet lady. We worked together for several years at FNB and I always thought of her as a friend. I will be praying for peace for your family.

    Reply
  16. Marie and Dennis Caldwell

    Anita had so much energy and drive. I worked with her on several boards and committees and she always impressed me with her imagination and decorating ideas for every event. She was the first one to bring furniture, flowers, decorative items, anything to make the décor festive and fun. She was a special person and will be missed by family and the many friends she made. Prayers for Camille and family and for Mickey.

    Reply
  17. Kim Halcomb Cowart

    Micky, Camille & family, My prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God help comfort you. The wonderful memories you have will help heal your heart. Anita will be missed by many dear friends.

    Reply
  18. Susan Hancock Dolberry

    Camille and Micky, I am so sorry to hear if your loss. Anita was an amazing and beautiful woman. I can’t imagine Fayetteville without her. You, your family and her many friends are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  19. Linda Dannen

    I feel so sorry for your loss.
    Lots of love to you and your family during this difficult time.

    Reply
  20. Lance and Shirley Wallace

    Micky, We are so sorry for your loss. Anita was a great help to me many times over the years at the bank and she will certainly be missed. You are in our prayers.

    Reply
  21. Tina Mitchell

    So sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  22. Sherri Erwin-FNB -Lending-Main Office

    Heaven gained a TRUE ANGEL on Sunday, July 24, 2016. Anita was a friend, a co-worker & a lady you could call on not matter what you needed or wanted!!! A Lady always there to lend a helping hand. It saddens my heart greatly that she only got to enjoy her first grandchild for such a short time. My thoughts & prayers are with each of you. The First National Bank Family will definately feel the loss for a long time to come. Rest in Peace Sweet Lady!!!!

    Reply
  23. Rita Harris Henderson

    So sorry to hear of your loss. I thought a lot of Anita and her family. You are in our prayers

    Reply
  24. Connie Amos

    Micky I am so sorry for your loss!

    Reply
  25. Odessa Dangerfield

    My prayers are with each of you along with her work family. I have such great memories of working with her for 9 years. She was always a great person.

    Reply
  26. Ronnie and Eloise Hudgins

    Mary Ann I am so sorry to learn of your sisters passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you

    Reply
  27. Audrey Gentry

    So sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  28. Kathy Smith

    Just saw her two weeks ago and we were looking at grandsons. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. I thought she was one of the most sweetest and beautiful person I knew. My prayers are with each of you at this time. She had so much love for her family and freinds she will be greatly missed.

    Reply
  29. Joan Mouser

    Mickey, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family . May God give you peace now and in the days ahead. Love you my friend.

    Reply

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