Lawrence Creighton Amerson Jr.

Published 4:35 pm Tuesday, October 6, 2020

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Lawrence Creighton Amerson Jr.

Lawrence Creighton Amerson Jr., 94, known as L.C. or Ame to his friends and family, passed away on July 15, 2020 in Virginia Beach, Va.

He was born Jan. 17, 1926 to Lawrence and Dollie Amerson in Jackson.

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He was one of 14 children.

The family moved to Bratt, Fla., where he attended school. At the age of 19, he went into the Navy.

He was in World War II while serving aboard U.S.S. Mugford along with three other ships. During this time, his oldest brother was serving on another ship. He played basketball with the Amphibious Force and the U.S. Atlantic Fleet Team. They received several awards and medals. After serving 20 years, he began working for the Norfolk Navy Yard. He received many awards from the mayor of Virginia Beach for his service to the group delivering medical supplies and food to the shut-ins.

He met his wife, Thelma, and shared over 44 years together. He loved fishing and enjoyed time with his family, especially at the Bratt reunions.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Thelma; his parents, Lawrence and Dollie Amerson; 12 of his siblings; and his maternal and paternal grandparents.

He is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; two special friends, Tiny Rigby Bolton and Jenny Rigby; and his baby sister, Shirley Amerson Whatley of Bratt.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. this Sat., Oct. 10, 2020, at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel.

For the safety of you and others, please practice social distancing requirements, though wearing a facial mask is strongly encouraged.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.