Welcome to the
memorial page for
Dolores Katherine Reels
October 12, 1937
~ May 6, 2020
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.*