Obituary: Gerald Henry Lawson

Lawson obit
Lawson obit

The funeral service for Gerald Henry Lawson took place at Coningsby United Methodist Church on Friday, January 4, 2013.

George aged 82 from Hermitage Farm, New York, died suddenly at Pilgrim Hospital on December 17, 2012.

Widower of the late Hazel Mary Lawson, George leaves son Keith Lawson, son and daughter-in-law, Ian and Rosalyn Lawson, grandchildren Philip, Bethany and Timothy, brother and sister-in-law John and Christine Lawson and sister Beryl Allsopp.

The service was officiated by Michael Jessop and James Mansfield and funeral arrangements were by Michael H Sivill of Coningsby.

George attended school at Woodhall Spa and worked for Bernard and John Porter at Stixwould Grange Farm, for his father-in-law Harold Hutton at Haven Bank and Dogdyke and as a farmer at Haven Bank (with his wife and son-in-law).

For many years he was a member of the Methodist Church at Haven Bank, steward and treasurer, overseas mission treasurer for the Coningsby Methodist Circuit and before he was married, a member of Horsington Football Club.

Family Mourners: Keith Lawson (son); Ian and Rosalyn Lawson (son and daughter-in-law); Philip, Bethany and Timothy Lawson (grandchildren); John and Christine Lawson ( brother and sister-in-law); Beryl Allsopp (sister); Rachel and Adam (niece and partner); John Lawson (nephew);

Deborah Allsopp (niece); Chloe and Ellie (great nieces).

Friends at the service: Michael Jessop, Mr and Mrs Fixter, Ken Toynbee, Mr and Mrs Templeman, Mr and Mrs C Pearson, Mrs Vera Eastwood (rep family); Mr W Hutton, David Tonge, Denise Portus (rep Thomas Portus); Ruth Portus, Walter Cargill (also rep Audrey Cargill); Mr and Mrs Robinson, Dolly Houghton, Derek Warner, Mr and Mrs M Kirk, Mr and Mrs Houlden, Joan Hutton, Alan Harrison, Jean Farr, Marjorie and Ron Hodgson, Linda and Robert Hanson, Peter Wade, Marilyn Mee, Mr and Mrs John Dring, Mrs S Dring, Maurice and Joy Major, Shirley and Michael Hutton, Annie Turner, Ann and Hector Hall, Gordon and Barbara Basset, Gladys Simpson, Mr and Mrs Mansfield, Mr and Mrs G Bosley, Neil and Marian Hatfield, Dr and Mrs Sykes, David Cook, Mr Wright English, Oliver English, Anne and Roger Parsons, Mr Casey, Timothy Farrow (rep Helen).

Mr Flatters, Mr Walter Limb (rep Mrs S Limb); Margaret Cole, Mrs Haylett, Jo Marriott, Helen Bowe, Sheila Lymer, Janet Houlden (rep family); Angela Appleyard, Ray Curtis, Peter Udy, Nancy Udy, Mr and Mrs Redpath, Lucy Watts, Derek Hodgson (rep Janet Hodgson); Andy and Carol Smith.

Henry and Tina Ashley, Rose Philips, David Rorke, William Cairns, Jackie, Naomi and Keziah Rees, Mr and Mrs Byers, Liam Voss, Fergal O’Regan, Mervyn and Elizabeth Harper Aimee and Peter; John Hunt, Richard Patterson, Irene Heap, Sue McFall, Vera Eastwood and others.