Welcome to the
memorial page for
Charles W. Lawson Jr.
February 24, 1947
~ July 29, 2021
Charles Winston Lawson, Jr. known affectionately by family and friends as "Chipper," passed away on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at the age of 74. He was born in Keyport, NJ on February 24, 1947. At the young age of 13, he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior under the leadership of the late Rev. Byrd of Second Baptist Church, Keyport.
He graduated from Keyport High School and furthered his education by attending Brookdale Community College. At Brookdale, he began acting in local plays, operas and musicals. He sang for more than 14 years with the Monmouth Civic Chorus; fulfilling his passion for music. He was in various productions with the Monmouth Conservatory of Music of Red Bank, NJ and two years with the Monmouth County Mass Choir.
Charles put his talents to work serving God at the Calvary Baptist Church of Red Bank where he was a faithful and active member. He directed the Christmas and Easter plays and illustrated sermons there. He was community minded and was the block captain and was County Committeeman for nine years.
Charles worked at Fort Monmouth Army Base for over 30 years in the Procurement and Contract Division. Charles was a dedicated Navy person, serving in the United States Navy during the Vietnam era.
Charles was predeceased by his father, Charles W. Lawson, Sr., mother, Garnette Washington Lawson and sister Dolores Reels.
Charles is survived by his brother Rev. William E. Lawson (wife Gail) of Westfield, NJ and many cousins, nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Take your much needed rest thy servant of God.