They were married in Gate City, Virginia on September 26, 1947. The couple have one son, David Lawson, that lives in Peoria, Illinois. They have four grandchildren, Joshua Lawson, Peoria, Illinois, Rachel Redjeri, Branson Missouri, John Lawson, Branson Missouri, and Caleb Lawson, Branson, Missouri.
The couple also have four great grandchildren. H. B is retired from General Motors and Frances retired from A & P. They live in Gray, Tennessee where they attend Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church.