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The funeral services for the late Mr. Willie Devon Lawson, Sr., of 109 E. Longleaf Drive, Sylvester, Georgia, who departed this life on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at Augusta University Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia, will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. from the Macedonia Baptist Church in Sylvester, Georgia with the Pastor, Reverend Lester Knox, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Shepard Memorial Garden Cemetery in Sylvester, Georgia. In The Beginning…. Willie Devon Lawson Sr. was born on March 4, 1954, to Mr. R. T. Lawson and the late Mrs. Hazel Banks-Lawson in Colquitt County, Georgia. Willie accepted Christ at an early age and joined Mitchell Grove Baptist Church in Bridgeboro, Georgia, where he attended faithfully until he joined the U.S. Army in 1974. Willie served active duty and reserve military for thirty years. In 1991, he served in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. He worked at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany, Georgia for fifteen years and worked briefly for the Department of Transportation, Keystone Foods, and Tifton Aluminum. Willie Lawson, Sr. departed this life on January 8, 2019 at Augusta University Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia. Preceding Willie, Sr. in death are his mother, Hazel Banks- Lawson; one of his favorite aunts he talked to every week, Birdee Lawson-Tinsley; his grand-parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff and Carrie (Dollison) Lawson, Mr. and Mrs. Evis and Eudora Banks, and many other aunts, and uncles Continuation of Willie Devon Lawson Sr’s Life…. Willie Devon Lawson Sr. leaves behind many to cherish his memories his wife of thirty-nine years, Brenda Darrington-Lawson; two sons, Willie Devon Lawson, Jr., Jordan Lamar Lawson; two grandsons, Seven Lamar Lawson and Jaxon Kannan Lawson; his father, Mr. R.T. Lawson of Doerun, Georgia; his mother-in-law, Mrs. Lottie Mae Green of Tifton, Georgia; five brothers, Roy Jones (Janie) of Augusta Georgia, David Lawson (Linda) of Trenton, New Jersey, Richard Lawson (Robin) of Athens Georgia, Kirk Lawson (Angie) of Charleston, South Carolina, and Frank Lamar Lawson (Mae) of Doerun, Georgia; three sisters, Rosa Mae Jones-Evans of Columbus, Georgia, Margaret Lawson-Coleman (Henry) of Albany, Georgia, and Jacqueline Lawson-Chambers (Fred) of Atlanta, Georgia; two brothers-n-law, Harry Darrington (Frida) of Tifton, Georgia and Charlie Darrington of Lexington, Kentucky; three sisters-n-law, Ronnie Darrington- Steward of Tifton, Georgia, Linda Darrington-Daughtry (Jeff) of Tifton, Georgia, and Ruby Brown of Tifton, Georgia; and a host of nieces and nephews. In the words of Willie Sr. “We’ll Make The Best Of It.” There’s no need to be sad, know that Willie is alright and has moved on to be with his father in Heaven.

Wlllie Devon Lawson, Sr.
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  • Friday, January 11, 2019
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
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  • Tuesday, January 15, 2019
    Trust when you don't understand, when the answers don't come, when doubt creeps in. Look to the One who holds you in the palm of His hand. Isaiah 41:13 “For I the Lord your God keep hold of your right hand; [I am the Lord], Who says to you, ‘Do not fear, I will help you.’
  • Thursday, January 17, 2019
    My deepest condolences to the Family. My prayers are with you Richard, my classmate and friend.
    ~ Rose McCullors Sutton   Moultrie, GA
  • Wednesday, February 20, 2019
    We're sorry to hear about your recent loss. Accept our sincere condolences. May you find strength from the words of Philippians 4:13 which says: "For all things I have the strength through the one who gives me power." What a loving God who cares about each one of us. He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection right here on earth when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us. You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez