Lawson, Leroy John, Jr.

Tuesday, August 9, 2005

Leroy John Lawson, Jr., 57, of Chattanooga, died Friday, August 5, 2005.

He was a Navy Veteran. As president of the Greater Brainerd Area Jaycees, he was voted President of the Year by the Tennessee Jaycees and led the GBA Chapter to one of the top 10 Chapters in their population division in the United States, the only African American inducted into the Tennessee Jaycees Hall of Fame.

He served several years on the Board of Directors of the Hamilton County Nursing Home, was a member of the Hamilton County Human Rights and Human Relations Board, a former member of the Elks and American Locksmiths of America Association.

He owned Lawson’s Lock and Key, selected as Outstanding Small Business of the Year by the Chattanooga Area Urban League, and he sponsored a class at Hillcrest Elementary School through Junior Achievement of Chattanooga, Inc.

He was preceded in death by his father, Leroy John Lawson, Sr., sister, Cecilia Butler; brother, Martin Lawson.

He is survived by his mother, Vimara E. Lawson, Baltimore, MD; children, Leslie Chapman, Baltimore, MD, Lakisha Lawson, Fredericksburg, MD, Aqueelha (Jahmal) James, Upper Marlboro, MD, Kelly Seay and Brian (Dawn) Seay, Chattanooga; four grandchildren; siblings, Edward Lawson, Naon (Deborah) Smith, Robert Booze, Vernon Smith, Warren (Glenda) Lawson, Shaheed (Fariydah) Rasheed, Maggie (Gregory) Bradford, Janice Lawson and Carolyn Lawson; ex-wife and best friend, Dorothy Lawson; nieces, nephews and friends.

William Brown Community Funeral Home, 1200 West North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217 will be in charge of services with interment Friday in Garrison Forest National Cemetery, Owings Mill, MD.

For acts of kindness, contact Dorothy Lawson, 1401 Shawhan Terrace, Chattanooga, TN 37411 or Vimara Lawson, 2114 Division Street, Baltimore, MD 21217. Memorial contributions can be made to the Islamic Center of Chattanooga, 1410 Cemetery Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37408.

Local arrangements are by Franklin-Strickland Funeral Directors.



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