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On June 21, 2018 our incredibly wonderful, loving, generous, hardworking, dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and sister went to be with her heavenly father and family. Carla Mae Lawson was born May 18, 1962 to Lonnie S. Nichols and Velma Fern Carrender in Columbia, Missouri and resided her entire life there.
She began working early in life at State Farm Insurance with her last 20 years at the U.S. Post Office. She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, many aunts and uncles and the father of her children, Ricky Proctor. Surviving members of the family include her husband Mike Lawson, daughters: Stacy Richardson and Samantha O’Neal (Brad); stepdaughters: Kelley Klein, Kristy Heritage and Karly Lawson; grandchildren: Austin Noland (Vivian), Kaitlyn Richardson, Christopher Proctor, Kyle Proctor and Stuart O’Neal; step-grandchildren: Ashton Rydman, Asasiah Rydman, Chandler Rydman, Delaney Brunk, Braeden Klein, Phoenix Lawson, Jerzie Moore, Bentley Lawson and Memphis Lawson; great-grandson: Kiernan Noland; sisters: Gwen Wilkinson (Terry), Fran Baldi (Bill); brothers: Lonnie L. Nichols (Renee), Tony R. Nichols (Rhonda) and John D. Nichols (Annette). She is also survived by sisters and brother in law: Judy Laucks (Larry) and Steve Lawson (Liz); lots of nieces and nephews and cousins and aunts and uncles.
A celebration of life will be held at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 616 Jackson Street, Columbia, Missouri, on Saturday, June 30, 2018, with a visitation from 11-noon and memorial service following. Condolences and memories can be shared with the family online at www.heartlandcremation.com.
Carla, we all love you very much and miss you dearly.