Charles Lawson Jr.-8-14-2021

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Charles W. Lawson Jr.

 February 24, 1947
~ July 29, 2021



VISITATION- Saturday 8-14- 2021
Lawson Funeral Home & Cremation Services
243 Broadway
Long Branch, NJ 07740
10:00 AM-11:00 AM

FUNERAL SERVICE - Saturday 8-14-2021
Lawson Funeral Home & Cremation Services
243 Broadway
Long Branch, NJ 07740
11:00 AM
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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.


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15 thoughts on “Charles Lawson Jr.-8-14-2021

  1. Troy Lawson says:

    Chef Ramsey before his time. I’m going to miss our one-on-one face times when I visited as well as the phone conversation. Stay chipper and I look forward to seeing you when God calls upon me. All the miracle and blessings be bestowed upon you.

  2. Janice Cox says:

    I will truly miss him! My sympathy to the family.

  3. Greg Coben says:

    I also worked with Charles at Fort Monmouth for many years. Not only was he a dedicated public servant, he was a cultured and talented gentleman. We will miss him.

  4. ulysses clax says:

    May GOD Bless you Charly. We will miss you and all the good times will be remembered.

  5. Jim McGee and Ulysses Clax says:

    Our dear friend, we will miss you so much Charly. We’ll always save you a place where ever we go. GOD Bless you and your family.

  6. Francine Lawson says:

    I’m going to miss my cooking buddy and our recipe exchange program ?. He was my baking guru. Rest well dear cousin .

  7. Carla and Raymond Johnson says:

    My cousin Chipper was an angel who touched every soul he came across. I will personally miss my singing buddy who always gave encouragement to me throughout my life. No one had a voice or a most generous spirit like Charles. Our family sends our sincere sympathies and may the memories that mean the most, live forever in your hearts and bring you inner peace. ?
    Rest in Peace, cuz

  8. Fern McAvay says:

    I worked with Charles in the Acquisition Center at Ft. Monmouth for many years. I remember taking a bus trip or two with him for various events. A very gentle and loving soul who will be missed by many. RIP my friend.
    Condolences to his family

  9. Henry Goldman says:

    I went to high school with Chipper and he was a great guy. He worked for my dad after school( Keyport Army&Navy). He was a gentle giant and will be missed by so many whose lives he touched. RIP my friend.

  10. Henry Goldman says:

    I went all through high school with Chipper and we were good friends. In fact, he work d at my Dad’s store( Keyport Army&Navy) after school. He as a great man and a gentle giant. RIP Chipper and you will be missed by so many whose lives you touched.

  11. Marc Savare says:

    Charles welcomed me with open arms when I was an intern at the CECOM Acquisition Center. A real gentleman who I enjoyed having talks with about movies and beer. My condolences.

  12. KARIN OBRIEN says:

    Chip and I were friends all through high school. We were both active in the arts and we made several trips together to NYC to Lincoln Center and to see plays and events. He always had a smile for everyone and was kind, funny and a sweet gentleman. I was so happy to be in touch with him over the last years. I will miss him. Rest in peace dear friend.

  13. Marcia A. Lawson says:

    Uncle Charles, I already miss our video chats & phone calls & wild give anything to hear your voice one more time. You have done your work here & now you’re resting with the Lord. Kiss Pop-Pop, Nana & Aunt Delores for me. I love & miss you all!! ❤??

  14. Adriane Jones Livers says:

    Chipper was our beloved cousin and travel companion. He will truly be missed by our family and club members. Rest easy cousin!

    1. Joyce Small says:

      Chipper and I go way back. Great times in Mom Garnettes backyard. A kind and compassionate gentleman. I loved to hear him sing. He will be missed by many. Prayers and love to the family.

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