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January 24, 1963
~ August 22, 2017
Gregory Lawson, 54 passed from this life into eternal life on August 22, 2017.
Gregory was born on January 24, 1963 in New York City. He was one of four children born to Benjamin Earl and the late Lillie Rose Lawson.
The family moved to Matawan, New Jersey where he attended primary and High School. Gregory was excellent in sports and with his ability and loving personality he had many friends and admirers as he played Pop Warner Football, and Football for Matawan High School. His favorite Pro Team was the New York Giants.
Gregory moved to Columbus, Ohio to be near his brother Earl. He then moved to Philadelphia, where he attended Jazz Concerts every chance he had. Gregory loved Jazz Music.
Gregory did Janitorial work and held a number of security jobs. The last security job he worked was at a Church in Philadelphia on the night shift. When the Pope came to Philadelphia, he had the prestigious honor of securing the Pope's safety.
Gregory was a joy to be around and enjoyed making people happy.
Gregory was predeceased by his mother Lillie Rose Lawson and his sisters Melvenia and Celina. He leaves to mourn his loss his father Benjamin Lawson of Keyport, two daughters Takara Byrd and Tianna Lawson and one son Jihad Lawson, a brother Earl and his wife Kim Lawson of Columbus, Ohio; nieces and nephews Taysia, Jamila, Shahid, Jamaal and Kayla as well as a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.