OBITUARY: Hazel Bernice Lawson

Hazel Bernice Lawson

Hazel Bernice Lawson, age 90, passed away on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at Maury Regional Medical Center.

Bernice “Mamaw” was born on September 14, 1931, in Granger County, Tennessee to the late George Clayton Bowles and Nellie Ellen Hill.

Bernice was a fantastic cook. She would regularly cook Sunday meals for her family and made sure they had a belly full of food. Among cooking, she loved to garden. Whether it be flowers or vegetables, she was tending to her garden.

Bernice was a Joel Olsteen fan. She loved watching him preach. When she wasn’t listening to Joel Olsteen, she was probably listening to the local Columbia radio station.
Bernice loved her family. Especially her grandkids and great-grandkids. She will be deeply missed by her family.

Bernice is survived by her children: Gary Powell, Donna Houser (John), and Paula Osborne (David); grandchildren: Anthony Cathey (Crystal), Trevor Wirth (Taron), Jamie Wirth; 8 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; and 2 sisters.

A visitation for Bernice will be on Saturday, January 8, 2022, from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Williams Funeral Home in Columbia, Tennessee. A graveside service for Bernice will be on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at 2:00 PM at Polk Memorial Gardens with Seth White officiating.

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