2008-08-08 / Obits

Mary Lawson


Mary Lawson, a longtime Rockaway resident, died July 26.

Lawson, a homemaker, was born in Orangeburg, South Carolina on July 13, 1910. She moved to New York in 1932 and became a resident of Far Rockaway. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Far Rockaway, the Senior Choir, the Stamp Collector's Club, the Women's Workers League and the Missionary Society.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Robert.

Lawson is survived by her nephew, Ben Austin (Jessie); great-nieces, Jennifer and Stacey; longtime friends, Minnie Pearl Harris and Alfay Small; St. John's Episcopal Nursing Home staff; and many other family members and friends.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Jeremiah C. Gaffney Funeral Home. Visitation and services were held at the First Baptist Church. Interment was at Maple Grove Cemetery in Kew Gardens, New York.

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