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Mr. Willie James Lawson of Detroit, Michigan Beloved Husband of Mrs. Shirley Lawson, Father, Grandfather, Brother and Uncle born on January 26, 1946 in Albany, Georgia made his transition on Thursday, January 9, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan at the age of 73. Viewing will be held on Monday, January 20, 2020 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Ellis Funeral Home 22401 Grand River Ave. ( between Lahser Rd. & Telegraph Rd. ) Detroit, Michigan 48219. Service will be held on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Family Hour at 10:00 AM with the Celebration Of Life at 11:00 AM at Greater Grace Temple  23500 W. Seven Mile Rd. Detroit, Michigan 48219 Bishop Charles H. Ellis III Pastor 313-543-6000. Interment will follow at Grand Lawn Cemetery 23501 Grand River Ave. Detroit, Michigan 48219. Flower Delivery hours will be on Monday, January 20,2020 from 12 Noon to 6:00 PM.

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  • Thursday, January 16, 2020
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Ellis Funeral Home
  • Friday, January 17, 2020
    ~ martha snedacar   southfield
  • Sunday, January 19, 2020
    What a wonderful friend to our family was Mr. Lawson. His smile, laugh & joyous personality was contagious; you couldn’t help but be happy when you were in the room. I’ll miss you’re lapping me on the park exercise track but I’ll think of you every walk from now on. May God give your spirit peace and welcome you into heaven 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
    ~ Sylvia Bumphus-Passmore   Detroit, MI
  • Monday, January 20, 2020
    Lawson, you were a good friend to my husband Frank. The journey we walked through that friendship enriched all of our lives. You will be missed; but the two buddies are together again in the Lawson Family be comforted, he is at peace with God. Grieve only for a moment, together and never alone; for it is God’s way of allowing us to heal. May God have his arms around you to ease your pain through this time.
    ~ Shirley Bumphus   Detroit, MI