Gloria Lawson – Obituary


Gloria Patricia “Pat” Lawson departed life on Saturday, July 31, 2021.

Pat was born to Barbara A. Owens Lemon on 8/4/1954 in Martinsville, Virginia. She was adopted by Myrtle and Benjamin Perkins.

Gloria met and a married James Lawson and they had daughters, Jamie Lawson and Dinetta Richardson.

Pat became a follower of Christ in her early 20’s. She had a passion for helping people and became a registered nurse. Pat retired from her nursing career in the spring of 2020, after 46 years of service. She attended “The Rock Church,” in San Diego, CA where she was a devoted intercessor. In her spare time, Pat loved to travel, bake and create new recipes. She was a very adventurous person who never met a stranger and will always be remembered for her optimism and inspiring heart.

Pat was preceded in death by two brothers, Alfred Wayne Lemon and Rudolph Carl Lemon; and one sister, Doris T Perkins. She is survived by one brother, Mark Eli Lemon; and one sister Barbara Jean Hairston Jones (Milton Jones); two daughters, Jamie Lawson and Dinetta Richardson (Torris Richardson); two grandchildren Alex and Joshua Richardson.

Additionally, she is survived by nieces, Kimberly Martin, Shannon Clark, and Erica Latrice Jones; nephews Ben L. “Benji” Perkins, Andrew “Tyrone” Perkins, and Cory Raynard Jones; and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

She will be missed, but never forgotten.

Attention: Christopher and Shannon Clark invite you to a scheduled Zoom.

Memorial Service for Gloria Patricia Lawson -Bright Funeral Services/Wake Forest Cemetery

Time: August 4, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 841 7518 7923

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