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Lawson, Mattie W., age 85, of Middletown, passed away Thursday, January 26, 2017 at Woodland Nursing Home. She was born March 1, 1931 in MaGoffin County, KY to Henry and Izina (Cole) Watkins. She was an outstanding wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker. Mattie was a member of Towne Blvd. Church of God. Mattie is survived by her husband, James D. Lawson of 65 years; children, Pamela Jane Lawson, David Lee (fiancée Cleo Pieratt) Lawson, James Curtis Lawson, Charles Lynn (Sherry) Lawson, Debra Reedy; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Polly Salyers and Ducey Jones. She is preceded in death by her parents; son, Danny Joe Lawson; brother, Sammy Watkins; sisters, Ethel Poe, Hattie Brooks. Visitation will be held Monday, January 30, 2017 from 5:00-7:00 pm at Baker-Stevens-Parramore Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 10:00 am at the funeral home with Rev. Mark Jackson officiating. Interment will be at Woodside Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at