Darlene Lawson, 70, of Parkdale, died on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 in Monticello.

She was a native of Camden, a resident of Parkdale for the past year, and a former resident of Hamburg and Montrose.

Mrs. Lawson was a homemaker and she volunteered at the Portland School and the Portland Library. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school and was the Youth Group Leader for many years. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and cook.

She is preceded in death by a grandson, Caleb Michael Spaulding; her father, Dallas Griffin; her mother and stepfather, Odell and Bob Justice; her former husband, Robert H. Spaulding and a stepson, J.T. Lawson.

She is survived by her husband of 21 years, Lavan Lawson of Parkdale; two sons, Roby Spaulding and wife, Patricia and Jamy Spaulding and wife, Lorenda, all of Portland; a stepson, William Bo Lawson of Fayetteville; four stepdaughters, Tracy Lawson of Hamburg, Sandy Brozewski, Corene Schmidt and Cindy Richter all of Racine, Wisconsin; 19 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 13 at 3 p.m. at the Southside Baptist Church with Bro. Mark Harris officiating. Burial will be at the Portland Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Taylor Spaulding, Jadon Spaulding, William Bo Lawson, Jerod Lawson, Greg Croswell and Matt Lawson. Honorary pallbearers are Robert Kelley, Joseph Peacock, Dewell Williamson, Franklin Ricks and Phillip Tanksley.

Visitation will be held at the Jones Hartshorn Funeral Home on Friday from 6-8 p.m.