Fred Alfred Lee Lawson, 83, transitioned on August 3, 2022 at Methodist Mansfield Medical Center in Mansfield, Texas. He was born on April 14, 1939 in Reidsville, NC, the only child, to the union of James Roberts and Lucille H. Lawson.
Fred worked for United States Postal Service as a Tractor Trailer Operator as his profession. He served faithfully in the MPU Ministry for several years.
Fred married Lucille Benison in 1971 in NY, NY. They were happily married for 51 years. Fred was a loyal active member of Crenshaw Christian Center New York. He enjoyed fishing, cooking and was a passionate car enthusiast. He was also family oriented, attended numerous family gatherings/reunions and loved to travel. Fred and Lucille were avid globetrotters listing Rome, Turkey, Greece, Israel, France, England, Haiti & Mexico as some of their sights they found intriguing.
Fred is survived by his spouse Lucille. Freds’ five children: Lora Lawson, Monique Lawson, Michelle Lawson-Fernandes, Melanie Lawson, Fred A. Lawson Jr. Freds’ In-laws: Christopher Fernandes, John Manchester, Lemond Rogers, Ashley Lawson. Freds’ Grandchildren: Christopher X. Fernandes, Chad Fernandes, Kyle Manchester, Carlen Fernandes, Cedric Fernandes, Calvin Fernandes, Nia Lawson-Rogers, Jaylin Lawson, Kal-el Lawson, Jaanai Lawson. Freds’ Great Grandchildren: Kaylene Manchester, Ahmari Fernandes, Ana’Lyiah Fernandes, ZaRhea Fernandes, Mila Fernandes, Audrianna Fernandes. Fred leaves to cherish his loving memory a host of Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Friends.
A memorial service will be held at The Potters House, 6777 W. Kiest Blvd. Dallas, Texas 75236 The family will be greeting friends and relatives on September 16, 2022.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to St. Judes Children’s Hospital. 1(800) 608-3023 .
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Crenshaw Christian Center New York: Dr. Betty Price, Minister Baltimore Scott; The Potters House Dallas, Texas. We would like to express our deep appreciation and sincere thanks for all acts of kindness shown in our time of bereavement.
Our Fathers Garden
Our Father kept a garden.
A garden of the heart;
He planted all the good things,
That gave our lives their start.
He turned us to the sunshine,
And encouraged us to dream:
Fostering and nurturing
The seeds of self-esteem.
And when the winds and rain came,
He protected us enough;
But not too much because he knew we would stand up strong and tough.
His constant good example,
Always taught us right from wrong;
Markers for our pathway that will
Last a lifetime long.
We are our Fathers garden,
We are his legacy.
Thank you Dad we love you