Arnetta Lawson Dennis was born on September 3, 1943 in Rochelle, Georgia to the late
Johnny and Fairy Lawson. The savior, so quietly and lovingly summoned her home on Tuesday
morning July 21, 2020. She was at her home in Ohio surrounded by her Loving family.
Arnetta joined the New Travelers Home Baptist Church at an early age. She showed a Love for
the Lord and Church. She attended the Wilcox County Public Schools and successfully
graduated in May 1961. After graduation, she obtained her Cosmetology License in
Arnetta was joined in Holy Matrimony to Robert L. Dennis. Together they raised 5 children.
Trina L. Dennis ( preceded her in death), Tarsha Dennis, Quinton Dennis, Talvis Dennis, and
Tara Dennis. At an early age Arnetta moved from Georgia to Passaic NJ. She later moved to
Akron, Ohio where she resided for 37 years until relocating to Perry, Georgia in 2010. While
residing in Perry GA she joined New Hope Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor
Dennis Harden. While in Ohio she joined and became an active member of Mt. Lebanon Baptist
Church where she would assist in the nursery. She Loved working with the Youth Ministry at Mt.
Lebanon where she was known to always have her grandchildren in tow. In 2018, Arnetta
suffered from a car accident and relocated back to Akron Ohio to be close to her family who
affectionately cared for her until she transitioned.
While living in Ohio, Arnetta would use her Beautician License to do the hair of neighbors and
friends. She worked at Hilton Inn West as a Housekeeper for 31 years. Her Hilton work family
became lifetime family and friends. Her most accomplished job was assisting with her children
extra curricular activities. She was on Booster Clubs, PTA, and assisted in classrooms. She
was a listening ear for the neighborhood children. Arnetta was labeled a favorite Auntie,
Cousin, and Friend by many!
Arnetta was in preceded in death by her daughter, Trina L. Dennis; grandsons, Khamari Jahlil
and Bryce Darmaine. Sisters: Coretha, Evelyn, Johnnie Mae, and LaEunice; Brothers: Arsie
B. and Delmon.
Arnetta leaves to mourn, and cherish precious memories: Husband , Robert L. Dennis, her
children Tarsha Wooldridge (Mark) of Akron Ohio, Talvis (Carole) of Atlanta Georgia, Tara
(Angelo) of Akron, Ohio. Sister Delois Neal (Bobby) Atlanta, Georgia, Brother Willie James
Lawson (Betty) Atlanta Georgia. Sister in laws Anne Lawson, Gracie Jones (Monroe), Baserine
Harvey, brother-in-laws Eddie Charles Dennis (China Bell), Willie Lee Colson, David Colson,
and Benny L. Colson. Aunt Mary Gibson. Loving grandchildren, LaTarsha, LaToya, Anthony,
Mark Jr., Tyler, Erin, Alexis, Malik, LaTrina, LaTalyia, and Quinziah. 21 great grandchildren. And
a Loving host of nieces nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Does Governor Kemp's announcement from Monday 4/20/2020 impacts our business? The short answer: it doesn't. The order changed nothing at all for funeral homes and how we have been operating - The CDC and GA Dept of Public Health. Specifically, Social Distancing is STILL in effect. We believe it is absolutely our responsibility to make the decisions that best serve the families in our care, our staff who has risen to the challenge beautifully, and our community as a whole. Our original message follows:
These are uncertain times for our community. We know this and we recognize our role in serving this community is an important and delicate one. The team at Bobby E. Glover Mortuary fully recognizes the seriousness of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. We want to assure the public that we are doing everything we can to keep our staff, facility, equipment, and the families and guests we serve safe. The situation is fluid and changing, and we will monitor it hour by hour, day by day. We promise.
We have and will continue to participate in web and conference calls facilitated by the National Funeral Directors Association, the CDC and the Federal Government. We are following Guidance for Funeral Directors regarding sanitization, disinfecting measures, personal precautions, and directives for social distancing and crowd limiting. Because this is changing rapidly, we will make our families aware of the current guidelines as we are notified of a death. We encorage all attendees to visitations and gravesides to wear a mask and practice social distancing.
The Bobby E. Glover Mortuary Staff
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