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Judith Paulette Lawson

Judith Paulette Lawson, 78, of Parkersburg, WV, died at her home on Friday, October 15, 2021, after a long illness.

She was born August 9, 1943 in Lumberport, WV. Judy is the daughter of a coal miner, the second youngest of nine children, of the late Robert Lee Shingleton and Ethel Ellen Shingleton.

Judy was devoted to her family and affectionately known as “Nanny.” Some people may remember her when she worked at Seddons on the Mall, Colombo’s, Travelers or Western Sizzlin. She was a wonderful seamstress, formerly a member of the Senior Stitchers, talented in all the trades she tried, but best known for her beautiful cakes.

Survivors include her three daughters, YaVonda Sheppard (Gary), Sonya Herring (Mike) and Vanessa Spencer (Jeff); seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her late husband, Harold B. Lawson and son Harold B. Lawson, Jr.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Green Street, Parkersburg with Chaplain Gary Rapking as officiant. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to The Salvation Army or North Place Maternity House.

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