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Elnora Hester (Seal) Lawson

August 14, 1934 ~ September 16, 2019 (age 85)

Elnora Hester Lawson went home to be with the Lord on Monday ,September 16, 2019 at her home in Clarkston, MI.  Elnora was saved at the tender age of nine during a revival service at Chinquipin Baptist Church in Sneedville, Tn.  As she walked home alone after that church service she recalled being so happy to be saved and could not wait to get home to tell her Mom and she’s been telling others ever since.  Elnora was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Lyons Kyle Lawson; parents, Nelson & Julia Lawson Seal; brothers, Oscar Seal, Tyler Seal, Emmett Seal, Mack Seal & Dean Seal; sisters, Maude McCoy, Mae McCoy, Betty Seal & Ruby Mackey

Elnora is survived by;

Her husband of six years; George Lindsey

Children; Lionel Gale (Kathy) Lawson, Douglas Grant (Jennifer) Lawson, Julie Sue Maye (John) Ricksecker and Lori Robin (Tim) Griffith

Grandchildren; Joseph (Maria) Lawson, Susan Lawson, Livia (M Joseph) Plaskey, Lizabeth (Matthew) McLeod, Travis (Lena) Helwig, Callie (Zach) Buchanan, Mattie (Jordan) Wiles and Lawson Helwig.

Great-Grandchildren; Phelan (Madison) Lawson, Zachary Lawson, Merrick Plaskey, Sylvia Plaskey, Michah McLeod, Joshua McLeod, Daniel McLeod, RJ Rhodes, Mercury Helwig, Kenzie Helwig, Lyons Peterson, and Ronan Buchanan

Sisters-in-law; Pansy Seal and Anna Mae Seal


Funeral services will be held at 3 P.M. on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at the McNeil Funeral Home in Sneedville

 Rev. John Ricksecker Officiating

Interment will follow in the Seal Cemetery

Serving as pallbearers will be Gale Lawson, Tim Griffith, Matt McLeod, Zach Buchanan, Travis Helwig & Lawson Helwig

Serving as junior pallbearers will be Merrick Plaskey, Lyons Peterson & Ronan Buchanan

The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 P.M. on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at the McNeil Funeral Home


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McNeil Funeral Home in Sneedville in charge of arrangements

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