Mr. Edward Lee Lawson

1954-2020

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Mr. Edward Lee Lawson, 65 of Kanawha City went home to be with the Lord January 16, 2020 in Arbors of Gallipolis.
Edward was born March 31, 1954 to the late Mildred Irene Lawson and Ernest Cleveland Lawson.  He was raised in St. Albans on Avesta Drive and worked for the City of South Charleston for 38 1/2 years. First and foremost he was a child of God and a faithful follower of Jesus Christ.  His ultimate goal was to make heaven his home.  He was married for 45 1/2 years, a loving father, husband and paw paw.  He was always ready and willing to lend a helping hand weather you were family, friend or stranger.  He was always there.
He is preceded in death by his parents, sisters Ruth Faye (Claude) Hartwell, Ora Jean Holt and Della (Carl) Moles and brothers Robert (Pam) Lawson, James R. Lawson and Kenneth J. Lawson. 
Edward is survived by his loving wife, Mrs. Kitty A. Johnson Lawson; daughter Sharon (Terry)  Newsome; son James E. (Renita) Lawson; grandchildren Corrie and Cody Newsome, Nautcee Jayla and Ayanna Brown; sister Lola (Melvin) Mace and brother Oscar (Linda) Lawson.
A tribute to the life of Edward will be 7:00 PM Monday January 20, 2020 at Lincoln Drive Community Church, South Charleston with Pastors Charles and Charlie Shelton officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.  Private burial will be in Ortin Heights Cemetery, Nitro.