Stephen M. Lawes, Infant

Stephen M. Lawes, Infant

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The funeral for Stephen M. Lawes will be 1pm Saturday, December 9th at the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home with Pastor Cathy Hamilton officiating. Burial will be held for the convenience of the family. Calling hours will precede the service from 11 am – 1 pm at the funeral home.

Stephen passed away in the emergency room of the Samaritan Medical Center on Friday, December 1st. He was 5 months old.

Stephen was born July 5, 2017 in Syracuse, a son to Ryheim Lawes and Tifany Gill.

Besides his parents, he is survived by a sister Kiyara Lewis; paternal grandparents Michael (Brenda) Lawes and Stephanie Gordon; his maternal grandparents Melissa Foster and Ray Gill; his great grandparents Milledge and Diana Smith, Jasmine Franklin and Sandy Gill; aunts and uncles Christopher Lawes, Racine Lawes, Jermaine Smith, Suzzanne Foster, Kassandra Gill, Tara Gill, Avianna Gill and Austin Smith.

Stephen loved to dance. His infectious smile, bright eyes and contagious laugh brightened everybody’s day.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or through the web site Online condolences may be made at

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