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Frank W. Lawson, Sr.

Pastor Frank William Lawson went on to glory on October 13, 2017, at the VA Medical Center in Norman Oklahoma. He was the seventh child of 10 born to Lucy (Major) Lawson and George Lawson on July 7, 1939. Rev. Lawson graduated from Keyport High School in 1959, marrying Althea J. Golden on December 24, 1958.

Rev. Lawson went into the military where he achieved the rank of Major in the United States Army, retiring in 1979. He then worked for the MITRE Corp. and retired after 20 years. Rev. Lawson pastored Second Baptist Church, Keyport, NJ and St. Paul Baptist Church, Red Bank, NJ.

He enjoyed watching westerns which led him to write his first novel entitled "Strangers No More," by Black Rose Publishing in 2011.

He is survived by his wife Althea Lawson, Oklahoma; his children Charlene J. (George), Oklahoma, Frank W. Lawson Jr. (RoyJenna), Maryland, Wayne A. Lawson (Michelle), Oklahoma, and Francine E. Lawson, Oklahoma; siblings Calvin Lawson, NJ, Winston Lawson, California, Benjamin Lawson, Peggy Ann Burton, Natalie Smith, James Lawson, Steven Lawson and Eddie Lawson all of NJ; 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters in law, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

There will be a viewing on Friday October 20, 2017 from 7 pm until 9 pm at Lawson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 243 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ. On Saturday October 21, 2017 there will be a visitation from 11 am until the funeral service at 1 pm at Second Baptist Church, 205 Atlantic St, Keyport, NJ. Burial will be Monday October 23, 2017 at 10:30 am at the BG William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown, NJ. We will gather at the funeral home at 9 am then proceed to burial.

Lawson Funeral Home & Cremation Services 243 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ will be in charge of arrangements. To express condolences go to www.LawsonFuneralService.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Oct. 19, 2017
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