Lawrence Creighton Amerson

October 6, 2020

Lawrence Creighton Amerson, Jr. 94 years old, known as L.C. or Ame to his friends and family, passed away on July 15, 2020 in Virginia Beach, VA. He was born January 17, 1926 to Lawrence and Dollie Amerson in Jackson, AL. He was one of fourteen children. The family moved to Bratt, FL, where he attended school. At the age of 19, he went into the Navy.

He was in World War II while serving aboard USS Mugford along with three other ships. During this time, his oldest brother was serving on another ship. He played basketball with the Amphibious Force, US 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, FL reunions.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Thelma; his parents, Lawrence and Dollie Amerson; twelve 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, FL.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 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.


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