Maria Ramona Lawson
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Maria Ramona Lawson, 83, a resident of Cleveland, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday morning, July 10, 2014, at her home.

She was born and raised in Tererro, N.M. a daughter of the late Encarnacion and Ignacita Rivera.

She was a lady of great faith, always busy, loved to work outside and enjoyed feeding the hummingbirds, daisies and Christmas Poinsettias. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a daughter, Sheree L. Garrett; and three siblings: Albert Rivera Sr., Carmel (Polly) Rivera and John Carnie (Junior) Rivera.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband, the Rev. Boyd C. Lawson; son, James C. Lawson; daughter, Sondra L. Bennett; grandchildren: Chon Lawson, Tawny Sweeney, Chanda Cock, Mark Sweeney, Brittnee Diaz, Ashley Lawson, Josh Bennett, Marissa Bennett and Shae Bennett; great-grandchildren: Kianna, Destiny, Chase, Maya, Austin, Amber Lynn, Jaycee, Rylee, Zoey, Albree, Weland, Justyce and Beau; and several other extended family members and a host of special friends.

A celebration of her life is planned for Saturday, July 12, 2014, at 2 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ, 800 Benton Pike NE in Cleveland, with the Rev. Dennis Hicks officiating.

The family will receive friends at the church starting on tonight, July 11, 2014, at 6 p.m. until the 2 p.m. Saturday service time.

The burial will take place later in Tererro, N.M.

You are encouraged to share a memory of Maria and/or your personal condolences with her family by visiting her memorial web page and guestbook at

Companion Funeral Home and the Cody family are honored to assist the Lawson family with her arrangements.