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James Willie Lawson

May 31, 1953 March 18, 2018
James Willie Lawson
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Obituary for James Willie Lawson

James Willie Lawson, 64, of Martinsville, VA passed away March 18, 2018 at his home. He was born May 31, 1953 in Leaksville, NC to the late Willie Lawson and Mary Lucy Lawson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Michael Lawson.

Mr. Lawson retired from West Window with over 40 years of service.

He is survived by his wife, Marquietta (Keeta) Ward Lawson of the home; two sisters, Doris Jean Massey and husband, Jerry of Ridgeway, VA and Marie Clifton of Stoneville, NC; and several nieces and nephews.

James, or as he was also fondly known as Jamie or Willie, was a gentle giant and big teddy bear at heart. He loved getting together with his friends, whether it be in his rocking chairs on the front porch or playing cards at the garage. He was a simple man. He never put on airs. What you saw is what you got. He loved to watch the Tarheels play and would watch NASCAR. James and Keeta loved to travel with friends to the beach, Cherokee, Caribbean, Vegas, or anywhere else someone came up with. Their bags would be packed in no time.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Roselawn Burial Park with Lem Hardison officiating. The family will receive friends at the home, 763 Fisher Farm Rd., Martinsville, VA 24112. Family and friends may view James at Norris Funeral Services, Martinsville, VA on Wednesday, March 21, 2018.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Grace Network of Martinsville, P.O. Box 3902, Martinsville, VA 24115 or to the SPCA of Martinsville-Henry County, 132 Joseph Martin Hwy., Martinsville, VA 24112.

Norris Funeral Services, Inc. and Crematory of Martinsville, VA is serving the Lawson family.
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11:00 AM 3/22/2018 11:00:00 AM
Roselawn Burial Park

103 Clearview Dr.
Martinsville, VA 24112

Roselawn Burial Park
103 Clearview Dr. Martinsville 24112 VA
United States

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Roselawn Burial Park Final Resting Place

103 Clearview Dr.
Martinsville, VA 24112

103 Clearview Dr. Martinsville 24112 VA
United States

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