James Leroy Lawson Sr.
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AGE: 80 • Keyport
James Leroy Lawson Sr., 80, a lifelong resident of Keyport, loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, was called home to glory on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Bayshore Hospital, Holmdel. He was born to George W. and Lucy E. Lawson.
Jim was predeceased by his loving wife, Mary Lou Lawson of Keyport. He leaves to cherish his memory three sons, Gerard "Barry" Lawson of CA, Jim Lawson, Jr. (Retha) of NJ, Troy Lawson of VA, and daughter, Tonya Lawson of MD; and his 10 loving grandchildren, Jorel, Malcolm McElroy, Gabrielle, DeRon McElroy, Miranda, Myra, Garrett, Miesha, Terek and Misty Hunter; 7 brothers, Calvin (Hazel), Frank (Althea), Winston J. (Faye), Benjamin, Steven S. (Charlene), James "Jim Jim", and Edmund D.; and 2 sisters, Peggy Burton and Natalie (Cedric) Smith and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
The viewing service will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, Saturday, Aug. 9 at Pilgrim Baptist Church in Red Bank. The Home Going Celebration service will commence at 12 noon. Services are under the direction of Fiore Funeral Home of Oakhurst. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the James and Mary Lawson Memorial Foundation at 938 E. Swan Creek Rd, Suite 270, Fort Washington, MD 20744. Follow on Twitter @JamesandMaryLawsonFoundation.
Fiore Funeral Home Inc
236 Monmouth Rd
Oakhurst, NJ 07755
Published in Asbury Park Press on Aug. 8, 2014