Betsy Lackey Rawson
Services for Bessie Mae (Betsy) Lackey Rawson will be held Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, at 11 a.m., at First Presbyterian Church in Meridian. Visitation will start at 10 a.m.
Mrs. Rawson, 88, of Meridian, died Wednesday Dec. 11, 2019, at her home. She was a dedicated member of First Presbyterian Church and a longtime member of The Galaxy Club. Mrs. Rawson was an LPN and retired as Supervisor of Central Supply at St. Joseph Hospital in Meridian.
She is survived by her children, Robert Wayne Rawson (Rita), Daye Rawson Denton (Bill) and James Brent Rawson (Laurie); grandchildren, Julie Vance, Sandi Mitchell, Melissa Rawson, Rebecca Brunson, Ivy Torrance, Madison Rawson and Brodie Rawson; fourteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; sisters, Claire Lackey Wagner and Daye Lackey Tinnin and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years Robert Leo Rawson; mother, Grace Norwood Lackey Todd; father, Frank Ivy Lackey Sr.; stepmother, Mary Walton Lackey; brother, Frank Ivy Lackey Jr.; grandchildren, William Ryan Denton and Betsy Lauren Denton.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to First Presbyterian Church, Autism Speaks or the charity of your choice.
Published on December 12, 2019


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Sue Turbville
Dec 14, 2019
So sorry for your loss, she & Leo were two special people I enjoyed their friendship...Love to all the family...
Ivy Torrance
Dec 13, 2019
I try so hard to be like you in everything I do, even when I wake up Izy in the morning by scratching her back lightly and talking calmly to her. I just have too many memories and I’m so so glad that you were such a big part of my life. There are so many things that I will miss about you but I am coming to peace with the fact that you were ready and I couldn’t have you here forever. I love you so much....and your response “I love you back, babe”.
Evelyn McClelland
Dec 13, 2019
I am so sorry to hear this news about this sweet lady!Miss Bestyy and Mr.Leo are together once again.Praying for her family.
Jay Ockman & Laura Burleson
Dec 13, 2019
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Brodie Rawson
Dec 12, 2019
Rebecca Brunson
Dec 12, 2019
Grandmother you will be missed more than you ever know. You left so many wonderful memories behind, your legacy will forever live on in all of us. Love you so much!