Richard Lee ‘Richie’ Lawson III

Published 12:40 pm Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Richard Lee “Richie” Lawson III, age 38, of Drakes Branch, VA went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 2, 2019. He was born in South Boston, VA on December 27, 1980. He was a lifelong member of Wylliesburg Evangelical Presbyterian Church where he served as an Elder. Richie is survived by his wife, Suzanne Davis Lawson; two children, Tristan Richard Lawson and Margaret Anne Lawson; his parents, Ricky and Penny Lawson; grandmother, Doris L. Neal of Bracey; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dennis and Nancy Davis; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bob and Stacy Davis. He is also survived by his aunts and uncles, Martha and Ronnie Wilson of Brodnax, William and Sheri McGuire of Farmville, Wayne and Mary Alice Lawson of South Hill, Alisa and Larry Salmon of Henderson, Wanda and Maxey Peebles of Richmond, Robbie and Susan Moody of Skipwith, James and Gloria Moody of Cartersville, GA; cousins, Elizabeth H. Bishop of Brodnax, Robertson and Rachel McGuire of Richmond, Cam Lawson of South Hill, Brent Peebles of Richmond, Andy and Crista Moody of Skipwith, Amy and Jon Bell of Chesapeake, Jennifer Moody of Cartersville, GA, Michael Moody of Cartersville, GA, and Matt and Sara Moody of Cartersville, GA. He also leaves behind many other loving relatives and friends.

Visitation was held from 6 until 8 p.m., Sunday, May 5, 2019 at Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, May 6, 2019 at Wylliesburg Evangelical Presbyterian Church with Dr. David Wood officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to Wylliesburg Evangelical Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 77, Wylliesburg, VA 23976. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home in Chase City, VA handled the arrangements.