Frances Ruth Ward Lawson, 90, of Lake Village, passed away May 2, 2021 in Lake Village.

She was born October 23, 1930 in Brinkley to the late Roy Edward Ward and Lorene Pansy Ramey Ward.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Israel Rayford Lawson, Jr.; granddaughters, Dee Anne Thompson, Danille Beatty and Christie D. Mizell; and great granddaughter Blaire Carlton.

Mrs. Lawson was a Christian and attended church at The River in Greenville, Mississippi. She was a homemaker.

Survivors are one son, Wayne (Jimmie Sue) Lawson of Strafford, Missouri; three daughters, Catherine “Jody” (Dale) Mizell of Lake Village, Liz (Richard) Shambley of Rohwer and Cynthia Lawson of Lake Village; a sister, Emma Jones of Greenville, Mississippi; and six grandchildren, six great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.

In accordance with Mrs. Lawson’s wishes her family will have a memorial service in the future. Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Home of Dumas.