PORT GIBSON, MS: Funeral services for Victoria Hazel Lawson Chambers, 95, who died Thursday, December 22, at her resident, will be held at 11a.m., Thursday, December 29, at Rose Hill Christian Church in Lorman, Ms with Elder Walter Chambers officiating. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery with Thompson Funeral Home, Inc. in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 1p.m. until 5 p.m. at the Thompson Funeral Home Chapel and Thursday, from 10a.m. until service time at the church.
Victoria was born on September 5, 1927, the sixth of twelve children born to the late Lampkin and Emma (Brown) Lawson. She was raised in Shaw, MS where she met and married the love of her life, O’Neal Chambers.
Victoria and O’Neal were married in December of 1947, and shortly thereafter moved to Lockport, IL where they made their home until 1975 when O’Neal retired from the Caterpillar Tractor Company and moved his family back to Mississippi. In Lockport, they attended Shiloh M.B. Church where O’Neal sang in the choir and served on the deacon board, and Victoria served in the missionary society. When they returned to Mississippi, they united with Rose Hill Christian Church, then under the leadership of Rev. A.M. Gordon.
Victoria has always had a heart for service and helping others, whether in the church or the community. She worked part time as an Extension Homemaker and many women today still remember her coming to their homes to teach them how to can, freeze, and make homemade biscuits from scratch. She was active in the Tillman Road Homemakers Club, serving as President for awhile. She was also a member and mother at Rose Hill Christian Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lampkin and Emma Brown-Lawson; her husband, O’Neal Chambers, Sr.; a son, O’Neal Chambers, Jr.; a step-daughter, Bobbie Bryson; her beloved grandson, Andre’ Chambers; her siblings, Onette Lawson, Napolean Lawson, Thomas “T.J.” Lawson, Edward Lawson, William “W.A. Lawson, Ruben Lawson, Bernard Lawson, Eugene Lawson, Annese Engram and Charlie Lawson.
Mrs. Chambers is survived by a daughter, Felecia (Roosevelt) Harried of Port Gibson, MS; a step-daughter, Viola Andrews of Altadena, Ca; a sister, Ida B. Johnson of Shaw, MS; grandchildren, Marcus Roberts, Olivia Hedrick, Amanda Barber, Beverly Love, Michelle Andrews, Ferrell Andrews, Thomas Wilson, Vanessa Bryson, Jackie Bryson, ; eight great grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends including a special friend, Etta Claiborne of Port Gibson, MS.
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