Dorothy “Dot” Jeanette Lawson, 88, of Whitesboro, Texas was called home to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, November 28, 2022.
Dorothy was born on November 2, 1934 in Smyrna, Georgia to Buck and Esther Jones. She loved sports and played basketball throughout her high school years. She even won a beauty pageant during that time of her life. She married Billy Reed Lawson on June 10, 1961 and they were married for 54 years prior to his passing in 2016. Dorothy worked as the secretary for the Flower Mound Chief of Police for over 19 years. When she and Bill retired, they moved to Collinsville. They spent many years teaching classes for young married couples at First Baptist Church of Lewisville and First Baptist Church of Collinsville. Dorothy loved her family and her church; they were very important to her. She loved the time she spent with her grandchildren and her family.
She is survived by her son, Scott Lawson and wife, Tonya of Chandler, Arizona; daughter, Lara Bennett and husband, Tim of Whitesboro; grandchildren, Kyle Lawson, Cole Bennett, Zack Lawson, Taylor Bennett, and Maci Bennett, as well as many nieces and nephews and other loving family and friends.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Buck and Esther Jones, husband, Bill Lawson and her siblings.
Funeral services honoring Dorothy will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, December 3, 2022 at First Baptist Church Collinsville, officiated by Rev. Mike Flanagan. A time of visitation will be held on Friday December 2, 2022 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Interment will be held on Monday, December 5, 2022 at 9:15 AM at DFW National Cemetery in Dallas.
My heart goes out to Dots family. She was probably one of the sweetest, soft spoken, loving, caring ladies I have ever known. I don’t think I ever heard her say a negative word. What a legacy her and Bill both left. Love to all.