Jerry Allene Lawson

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Jerry Allene Lawson, 72, of Lacy Lakeview, passed away Sunday, January 9, 2011 at her residence. Graveside services will be 2PM Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at Waco Memorial Park with Rev. Steve Adams officiating. Visitation will be 6 to 8PM Tuesday, January 11th at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at

Jerry was born April 4, 1938 in Waco and graduated from Connally High School in 1956 where she was homecoming queen. She met her one true love drag racing a 57 Chevy Power Pack in downtown Waco (which she won) and married Bill Lawson on October 5, 1957 and spent 30 years being a Air Force wife and mother.

She loved traveling around the world, camping, Galveston, TX and cooking. She was a life member of the VFW auxiliary, retired from TSTC, and a graduate from MCC. She was a dedicated mother, wife, and homemaker. She raised her family as military wives must do, often alone.

She was preceded in death by parents, Allen and Jean Mooney Crider.

Those left behind to cherish her memories are her husband of 53 years, Bill Lawson of Lacy Lakeview; daughter, Lori Ragsdale and fianc

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  1. You will have to know that GOD only has room for those that trust in him.I do believe that Jerry knew her LORD. She has been welcome at the Pearly Gates with open arms.
    Allen to have known your sister was a pleasure.Jerry will be missed.
    GOD bless you and all your family at this sad time.

    Ann Sanders(sister -in- law)

  2. Candace Wilshire Lester

    To the Lawson Family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Jerry. Billy & JoAnn my heart breaks for you with the passing of your mother as well as for your Dad and your sister Lori. Please know that you and yours will be in my thoughts and prayers in the days to come. God bless you all and may Jerry RIP for eternity. Love you !

  3. Carl and Carol Buckland

    We will miss your cheerful smile and good nature.

  4. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Will remember all the good times we have had.

    Cynthia Crider

  5. My sincerest condolences. I will miss the many bright moments she brought into my life. What a fine lady and person.

  6. I am sorry for you lost. we loved her very much.

  7. David & Jackie Hamilton

    May God be with each and everyone of you at this time. We didn’t know Jerry personally but her brother Allen is our brother-in-law and if she was anything like him she had to be a pleasure and a delight to be around. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time. God Bless You All
    Jackie and David Hamilton
    Allen and Beverly Crider’s

  8. Dwight & Robin McCullough

    God has another wonderful angel. We will truely miss you mom.

  9. Billy, my heart and prayers go out to you and your family.

  10. JT and Teresa Copeland

    We are so sorry for the loss of Jerry. She was such a sweetheart and we just loved her to death. She was so very proud of all of you and loved you with all her heart. We will miss her terribly. JT and Teresa

  11. Kirk and Dixie Reed

    We are so sorry to hear of Jerre’s death. She was a true friend in high school. She will be missed.

  12. We will miss you "Nanny Awesome". Love you Mary & Jax Witt

  13. Mary Ellen & Hank Styne

    Wish Hank and I could have attened but circumstances would not allow us . But we will be thinking about you all of you. Yes she was a wonderfull person andwe were honered to have known her.

    Love to youall
    Mary Ellen

  14. Phillip & Tracy Tynes

    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Jerry. We have so many great memories and talked about some of them last night. Please know that we have all of you in our hearts and that we are always here for you guy’s.

    Love You Guy’s,
    Phillip, Tracy, Tyler & Joshua

  15. Bill I am so sorry for you and your familys loss. Even thought I did not know her long she left me with some great memorties. The best "I didn’t leave my dam walker in the rest room." Take care.

  16. My Prayers and thoughts are with the Lawson Family. She was an amazing women and her children,grandchildren and great grandchildren are her testimony.

  17. Bill – Holly and I are very sorry for your loss, you know we have always thought a lot of both of you.

  18. The Unconditional Love of a Wife & Mother! Jerry shared that LOVE everyday! I only knew Jerry for a short time, to short. She made me feel like I had been a member of the Family forever. It did not take me long after meeting her two wonderful kids, where their kind HEARTS came from!


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