Lawson, Jewel A.


Jewel Allen Lawson, 105 years old, entered heaven on November 29, 2012.

Born August 5, 1907, in Melbourne, Arkansas, she survived typhoid as an infant, which claimed her mother and sister. She moved to Dallas in 1920, graduating from Forest Ave. On August 3, 1929, she married Archie Lawson and they had one child, David. Jewel worked for many yearsfor Dr. Arvil Haley. She became a member of Cliff Temple Baptist in 1932, teaching her beloved “16 year old class” and working with Oak Cliff Churches. She loved playing bridge and dominoes until her eyesight failed. She taught us how to live dignified, contented and couragous lives.

Jewel was predeceased by Arch and David; sisters, Mary, Virgie and Anna Mae; and great-granson, Kyle. She is survived by daughter-in-law, Patsy; grandchildren, Kent and Mina Lawson and Susan and David Smith; great-grandhildren, Kevin (Jackie), Kurt (Ginger), and Kirby (Carie) Lawson and Katie and Luke Smith; great-great-grandchildren, Kaleb, Sophie, Jack and Carter.

Family Graveside Service at Laurel Land Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, December 3, 2012. Memorial Service following at 2:30 p.m. at Grace Presbyterian Village, 550 E. Ann Arbor, Dallas, TX 75216. In lieu of flowers, make donations to the GPV Caring Fund or Faith Hospice.

One condolence on “Lawson, Jewel A.”

Bud Barrentine Family says:

Jewel was special to our family. In 1963, when our daughter was born while we were in Dallas, Jewel was very helpful in seeing that we had the best of care. She had to live in an incubator until her weight reached at least 5 lbs. Since we could not hold her during that time, we were encouraged to come back home and have Christmas with our daughter, Dana. Jewel checked in on Shannon often and sent reports back to us. A month to the day that she was born we returned to Dallas to bring Shannon Home. A real life experience. Thanks to Jewel the experience became easier.

She was so proud of her family and you were so good and attentive to her.

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