Dolores K. Reels

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Dolores Katherine Reels

October 12, 1937
~ May 6, 2020



All services for Dolores Katherine Reels
will be private.


Dolores Katherine Reels of Hazlet, NJ, daughter of the late Charles Lawson Sr. and Beulah Vail Lawson, entered into Eternal Life on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at Anchor Care & Rehabilitation in Hazlet, NJ after a lengthy illness.

Born in Long Branch, NJ, October 12, 1937, Dolores lived her early months in Atlantic Highlands, NJ before moving to Keyport when her mother passed away in 1939.  She was raised by her father Charles and step-mother Garnette Washington Lawson.  She joined Second Baptist Church and was baptized at the age of twelve by Rev. Robert Kelsey in 1949.  As a youth, she was a member of the junior choir and girls' scouts.  She was a member of the Senior Usher Ministry and the Missionary Circle.

Dolores was a graduate of Keyport High School.  She met and married the late Deacon Clyde Reels in 1957 and from that union their daughter, Claudia was born.  Dolores was a self-sacrificing woman who put the needs of her family above her own.  She loved helping others.  She had a ministry where she transported friends and family to doctor's appointments and shopping.  She would always offer you refreshments when you visited her home.

Dolores was predeceased by her husband, Deacon Clyde Reels, father Charles Lawson Sr. and step-mother, Garnette Washington Lawson.

She leaves to cherish her memory her beloved daughter, Claudia Reels, Keyport, NJ; two brothers, Charles Lawson Jr., Red Bank, NJ and Reverend William Lawson (Gail), Westfield, NJ; two aunts, Norma Smith (Fernando), Tinton Falls, NJ and Charlotte Keyes (Lawrence), Atlantic Highlands, NJ as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.




*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic following nationwide social distancing all services are private.  We appreciate your understanding.* 



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4 thoughts on “Dolores K. Reels

  1. Rubye Epps says:

    Life is Truely precious, the life after even more. Delores will be greatly missed by all. She gave of herself to do many of us, willingly with a glad and warm heart. I hold memories of family gatherings on the beach from day to dusk, how horseshoe crabs were everywhere, catching fire flies/lighting bugs and then letting them go free the next day. House gathering of conversations, tv shows, listening to music and how she likes her orange sliced candies. Prayers to all the family, friends and people who’s paths she may have crossed to be able to witness her goodness.
    Fr: Rubye Epps and Family

  2. Rev. Dr. E. L. Lawson, Jr. (Jiggs) says:

    Claudia, Charles and William: Dolores will be missed by the hoards of cousins she has. I for one will will always cherish the memories of Dolores. May God bless you with and extra dose of His comforting Holy Spirit!

  3. Paula Moore says:

    I will alway cherish my childhood days sitting on the porch with Dolores. They were some of my happiest memories. She always made me feel loved more than anyone else. I know her and Clyde are enjoying eternity together in heaven.

  4. Sandra Gregory says:

    Mrs.Dolores Reels was a pleasure to be around. I been to many of Second Baptist,
    service & she was present. And I work with Dec.Clyde Reels ushering for many occasions. May God comfort the family, Sis .Sandra Gregory. Mt.Moriah Missionary Baptist Church

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