Charlotte Irene Richardson Lawson


Charlotte Irene Richardson Lawson, age 94, of Brandenburg, KY, passed away on Friday, January 7, 2022, at the Beehive Assisted Living Home in Brandenburg, KY.

She was born November 22, 1927, near Brandenburg, KY, daughter of the late William David Richardson and Roberta Daisy Triplett. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Samuel Lawson, Sr.; and her son-in-law, Dr. Richard Bonn. Charlotte daily demonstrated her faith in God and her unconditional love for her family and friends. Early in life she taught in the Fairmount one-room schoolhouse. She touched the lives of countless people through her service to the Irvington Baptist Church as a long-time member of the Board of the Trustees, leader of the Samaritan’s Purse Ministry, teacher in Bible School, member of WMU and member of the choir. The church honored her for a lifetime of service including over ten years as Treasurer and over 70 years as the youth Sunday School teacher. She served the Meade County Conservation District for over 50 years as the clerk and retired at age 85. The Executive of the State Conservation Board then named her as a member of the Meade County Board of Supervisors to “preserve her institutional knowledge for the Board.” She was a member of the Meade County Extension Homemakers Association for over 71 years. She loved all types of crafts including crocheting afghans for family and as baby and wedding gifts. She was a Kentucky Colonel, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a member of the Society of the Descendants of the Mayflower. She served eight years on the Meade County Board of Health, several years on the Olin Community Advisory Panel and was a Certified Emergency Medical Technician. For over 50 years, she served the Meade County Fair, including 30 years as Superintendent of the Baby Contest, volunteer at the Home Economics Division, and is the namesake of the “Charlotte Lawson Creative Writing Award” that will be presented annually in her honor to reflect her love of reading, writing and travel.

Charlotte and her husband, B.S., aka “Pappy,” traveled the world, visiting all 50 states and over a dozen countries. She was a devoted wife, mother, “Granny”/“Nanny” and was very loved by all who knew her. She will be very deeply missed. Charlotte is survived by her children, Sam (Beverly) Lawson of Union, KY; Karen Lawson Bonn of Brandenburg, KY; Greg (Michelle) Lawson of Brandenburg, KY; and Kelly (Amy) Lawson of Kaneohe, HI; nine Grandchildren: Phillip (Michelle) King, Eric (Daphne) King, Amanda (Brandon) Rogers, Jean-Marie (Bobby) Spann, Brian (Erin) King, Amy Lynn Lawson, Blake Lawson, Anna Lawson and Ben Lawson; eighteen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was 94 years young, had a wonderful life and we are all so blessed to have her in our life and have her to be our Granny! We know Granny and Pappy are watching over us! We are so thankful for her’s and Pappy’s wonderful lives and for the loving family they built and for all they did for all of us! Visitation was held at Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home from 3-8 P.M. EST on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, and from 9-11 A.M. EST and on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. Funeral services will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. EST with Bro. Tim Lucas and Bro. Jerry Shacklette officiating. Burial will follow in the Richardson Family Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Irvington Baptist Church (110 Caroline St.; Irvington, KY 40146) or Hosparus of Central KY (105 Diecks Dr., Elizabethtown, KY 42701).

Online condolences may be made at www.bjsfunerals.com.


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