Mrs. Rebecca Lynn Lawson, age 50, of Second Texas Road in Saint George, entered into rest Monday morning, September 27, 2021, at the Summerville Medical Center following a nearly two-month long battle against Covid 19, in which she demonstrated the strength and strong-willed determination that she possessed.
Born June 7, 1971 in Lynchburg, Virginia, she was a daughter of Ralph Edward Lawson and Shirley Rawlings Landrum. She served our country faithfully in the United States Army and received her Bachelors in Physical Education from the Louisburg and Barton Colleges in North Carolina. She made South Carolina her home in 2004 and the Lowcountry has not been the same since. She, in short order, made her mark on the communities that she loved and made a difference in countless lives. Her headstrong personality was ultimately comprised of humor, unwavering determination, and unfaltering love. With a heart larger than life itself, she made a difference in her time here on earth in ways that only she could.
In 1994 she realized her love for all things music. She created “Toe Tapping Entertainment, LLC”, giving people the ultimate experience in entertainment, many times in ways they never experienced before. She has for many years served as a disk jockey for the Down Syndrome Association of The Lowcountry. Her smiling face was seen thought many venues, restaurants, and clubs.
Becky’s name was nearly synonymous with horses. Along with her beloved wife, they established the “WishWeHadda Farm”, beginning in Ridgeville, South Carolina in 2015. It was no surprise that her most beloved horse was named “Rhythm” as she incorporated her love of music in all that she did. Age never defined who she was, nor did it set the parameters of what could be done in her mind. In 2019, at nearly 50, they moved WishWeHadda Farm and their home to Saint George. She worked tirelessly with the farm, creating a place that many would come to love. There they hosted many equine events such as “Fun Shows” and Barrel Races. She was a member of the National Barrel Horse Association, having served as a District Representative as well as Show Announcer, and hosted many qualifier shows. She had just attended the World Finals Youth Competition in Perry, Georgia. Her love for children allowed the opportunity to host Summer and Spring camps for the youth, teaching riding techniques, farm responsibilities and basic equine skills. Her last at the farm before her illness was the first of many planned summer camps. She took her children all over and believed in them with all that she had. She drove unknown miles to get horses, take horses, ride horses, and attend events. Christmas was her favorite time of the year and she never missed a parade and during the holiday seasons would even participate in as many as three different parades in single day. She was a member and constant icon at the Colleton County Saddle Club in Walterboro and was also a member of the 40 Something Cowgirls.
As an artist, member, and supporter of Charleston Pride, she embraced who she was and served for many of the annual events of Charleston Pride. She was the D.J. of choice for many of the area cabaret shows was also able through Charleston Pride to D.J. for some mainliners such as the Rue Paul Drag Queens. She was also a “strong hold” for many parents of the LGBTQ children who needed guidance and support in being there for their children. She helped many people of all ages to be proud of who they were. She embraced fully who she was and she made others feel safe in the knowledge of who they were as well.
Becky literally did everything and she jumped at any opportunity that presented itself. She worked as a line dance instructor, worked as a driver with Cowboy USA Logistics, and served as a manager for Mac’s Place Horse Auction Barn in Walterboro. She served as the boss in all that she did and always made her presence known. She was a social media extraordinaire, known to always go live from her Facebook page so that others could share in the same experience that she was enjoying. She will always be remembered and will never be forgotten.
Surviving are: her wife, Jenny Lucille Spriggs Lawson; her mother, Shirley and her husband Thomas of North Carolina; her father, Ralph of North Charleston; two stepchildren, Amanda Michelle Spriggs (Ana Marsh) of Newnan, Georgia and Michael Allan Williams of Summerville; a brother, Burt Lawson and his wife Nicole and their children, Vaughn, Raleigh, and Della of North Carolina; a sister, Cynthia Godsey and her husband Barry and son Russell and his wife Rachel of Virginia; and her forever fur loves, Rhythm, Lynne, Austin, Colt, Storm, and Lyric.
The celebration of a life well lived will be held this coming Sunday, October 3, 2021. A Benefit Trail Ride will begin at 10 0’clock that morning at Broxton Bridge Plantation, 1685 Broxton Bridge Hwy, Ehrhardt. Funeral services will follow that afternoon at 5 o’clock in the Arena of WishWeHadda Farm, 1421 Second Texas Road, Saint George. Father Joseph McDonald, Mr. Pat Patterson, and Mr. Waly West officiating. For those attending the funeral, please come in your #TeamBecky attire, and bring horses and trailers for a typical show day parking. There will be a last ride for Becky, that she in her all-true style will lead in a horse-drawn carriage, that everyone is asked to participate in as long as you bring your horse. You may also walk the trail around the farm and meet in the arena for her service. Funeral services will be livestreamed from the Facebook pages of WishWeHadda Farm and Brice Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory.
The family will receive friends from 6 o’clock until 8 o’clock this Saturday evening at THE BRICE W. HERNDON AND SONS FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATORY, WALTERBORO CHAPEL, 1193 Bells Highway, Walterboro, 843.538.5408. Visit the registry online at: www.briceherndonfuneralhome.com.
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