Evelyn Lawson

Obituary of Evelyn Jean Lawson

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Evelyn Jean Sears was born on February 26, 1957, in Detroit, Michigan. She was the only child born to the union of Harold E. Sears and May E. McKillip.  Evelyn attended Jefferson High School in Monroe, Michigan. 

On March 29, 2013, at the Monroe County Courthouse Evelyn married the love of her life, William Dean Lawson. Together the couple had a blended family of seven children. Evelyn was an avid fan of Elvis Presley whether listening to his music or watching one of his movies.  She loved spending time outdoors, basking in the warmth of the sun or riding Harley Davidson motorcycles.  Throughout their lives Evelyn and Bill took countless motorcycle adventures, relishing the freedom of the open road and cherishing each other’s company.

Evelyn took the most pride in caring for her family, those she loved, and taking care of her home. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and homemaker. The joyous sound of her laughter had the power to fill a room, and her radiant smile had the ability to bring light to even the darkest of times. She was especially fond of her canine companions, Miles the Pit-bull, Peanut the chihuahua, and Buddy the Yorkie.  For the past three years she had been employed as a prep cook for Pete’s Garage in Monroe, MI

Evelyn Jean Lawson, age 66 of Monroe passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday; November 22, 2023, at the Henry Ford Hospital in Wyandotte, Michigan.  Her passing was preceded by her parents: Harold and May Sears and her cousins, Nelson and Gill, whom she loved dearly.

To cherish Evelyn’s memory, she leaves her husband of ten years: William D. Lawson; Two daughters: Jody Doolittle and Amber Young; Five stepchildren: Matthew (Kailee) Lawson, Roscoe Lawson, Samantha Lawson, Ryan Lawson, Emily Lawson; Sixteen collective grandchildren; 5 from her daughters; Taelor Young, Makenzie Harmon, Alexis Young, Abigail Young, and Sierra Garlitz; and One great granddaughter; Liliana Harmon.

Friends may gather from 4:00pm until 8:00pm on Wednesday; November 29, 2023, at Merkle Funeral Service, South Monroe; 14567 South Dixie Highway, Monroe, Michigan 48161 (734) 241-7070.  Graveside services will take place at 1:00pm on Thursday; November 30, 2023, at the Pleasant Plains Cemetery in Harrison, Michigan.

For those desiring, memorial contributions can be sent in her name to the Humane Society of Monroe. Online guests may leave words of inspiration and comfort or share a photo by visiting www.merklefs.com.


Public Gathering for Evelyn Lawson

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, November 29, 2023
Merkle Funeral Service, South Monroe
14567 South Dixie Highway
Monroe, Michigan, United States
(734) 241-7070
Public Gathering

Graveside Service for Evelyn Lawson

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Thursday, November 30, 2023
Pleasany Plains Cemetery
2994 E.Cranberry Lake Road
Harrison, Michigan, United States
Graveside Service
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Evelyn Lawson

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Evelyn Lawson

1957 - 2023

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