Esther Ruth Lawhon
It is with a heavy heart that our family announces the passing of Mrs. Esther Ruth Lawhon of Lakeland, FL.
Esther was born on July 2nd in Colquitt, GA. She was the daughter of Bernice and H.K. Hart. She was raised in Tallahassee, FL. Shortly after marrying Floyd Lawhon in 1951, they moved to Lakeland, FL where they made their home. Esther worked in sales, & retired from Sears, Roebuck and Co. She had a zest for life and was happiest when she was on the Beach in Daytona or dancing the evening away with friends. She loved travel, socializing, and listening to music. She loved to
paint and bedazzle... everything in her house. She enjoyed southern comfort food, & always had a cast iron pan full of bacon grease on the ready. She was unafraid to let her personality shine. Esther was a knock-out; she could usually be seen wearing bright lipstick & her favorite pair of gold shoes. No doubt, she’s already giving out a lot of hugs in Heaven.
Esther is survived by her son, Daniel Lawhon (Janice) of Lakeland, daughter, Teresa Sheffield (William) of Lakeland, son, Bruce Lawhon (Susan) of Lakeland. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren, Jennifer Labrador (John), Trent Lawhon, Stacy Land (Lynn), Brian Sheffield, Christina Bock (Mike), Jamie Compton (Kyle), Brandy Lawhon, Becky Lawhon (Leo), & 15 great grandchildren. In addition, she leaves behind a sister, Mildred Whisenant and brother, Jerry Hart.
She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Floyd Lawhon, her mother, Bernice Hart, her father HK Hart, her sister, Joann Rodgers, and brother Joe Josey.
The family wishes to thank Good Shepard Hospice for the loving and compassionate care they gave her in her final days.
She will be buried beside her husband at Bethel Baptist Cemetery. Memorial Services and internment will be a private affair due to COVID-19 considerations. Flowers or condolences may be left for the family through Lanier Funeral Home.
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