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POQUOSON - Jo-Anne Cross Lawson, 77 peacefully departed this life surrounded by her family and entered into eternal rest on January 28, 2017. She was a 1957 Hampton High school graduate and has many lifelong friends from her class. Jo-Anne retired in 1979 from NASA as a management analyst. She loved cooking, writing poetry, spending time with her family and friends, and being near the waterfront. Jo-Anne was preceded in death by her husband, Williams F. Lawson; parents, Georgia and Joseph Cross, Jr.; and nephew Timothy Kerlee, Jr. She is survived by her daughters, Leslie Neal Diggs (Ken Sr.) and Lora Kay Neal (Norman); grandchildren, Ken Diggs Jr. (Tracy), Jay Diggs, and Hayley Widden (Nick); brother Joseph Cross III (Peggy); sister, Janice Kerlee (Tim); and many other loving family members, nieces, nephews, and in-laws. The family will receive friends Saturday, February 4, 1-2:30 PM, at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson, immediately followed by a Celebration of Jo-Anne's life at 2:30 PM led by Rev. Janice Kerlee. Burial will be private. "Special thanks to Gina, and the nursing staff on the 4th floor of Sentara Careplex for their devoted care and support." Memorial contributions may be made to the Poquoson Volunteer Fire & Rescue Dept., P. O. Box 2099, Poquoson, VA, 23662. Online condolences to claytorrollins.com .
Published in Daily Press from Jan. 30 to Feb. 1, 2017
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