Vera Mamie Hambrick Laxson was born, Oct. 14, 1932 in Stone Mountain, Ga., and died Feb. 17 at her home at the age of 82.
She was preceded in death by her father and mother, W.C Hambrick and Glover Justice Hambrick, and by her brothers Billy and Richard Hambrick.
She is survived by one sister, Betty J. Horne, niece Molly Kelly, and great niece and nephew Erin (Jim) Dobson and Chris (Kim) Kelly and a host of great nieces, great nephews and cousins. She is also survived by her loving husband of 65 years J.C Laxson Jr. Commonly known as Granny, she was the beloved mother of five children, grandmother to 11 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.
She was a Christian woman first and foremost. She was involved in the Women’s Missionary Union and a member of First Baptist Church in Morrison. Her love for the Lord was proven by all of those who knew her and loved her for her talents of cooking, sewing, and selfless acts of caring for those around her. She considered herself a homemaker and took that job title very seriously.
The family that Granny devoted her life to are as follows: children, Andy Laxson, Ann (Mike) Pelham, Faye (Gary) Prater, Amos (Sheila) Laxson, Connie (Rusty) Heatherly; grandchildren, Lynn (Mark) Myers, Jason (Tiffany) Laxson, Rachel (Daniel) Freeze, Becky (Glenn) Shelton, Matthew (Danielle) Pelham, David (Lindsey) Kennedy, Charity (Jason) Locke, Bethany (Scott) Patterson, Hannah (Brandon) Osborne, Catherine Heatherly and Ryan Heatherly; great-grandchildren, Sam and Ben Myers, Lily Laxson, Madison and Megan Hartwig, Will Freeze, Kristen, Ali, and Emily Shelton, Edith and Mabel Pelham, Ashlyn Grace Kennedy, Dustin and Abby Guy, Colten and Caleigh Locke.
Visitation will be Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Central Funeral Home. Jerry Lusk and Dr. Brenton Cox will be officiating. Burial will follow at Summitville Community Cemetery.
Central Funeral Home of Manchester is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Feb. 20, 2015