Harry Lawson

Obituary of Harry Len Lawson

Harry Len Lawson was born in Monroe, Michigan on December 6, 1969 to JD Lawson and Bonnie Sue (Berry) Lawson.   He was employed as a journeyman welder at Steel Technologies for ten years before retiring.   On September 10, 2010 he wed the former Leslie Lozon in Toledo, Ohio. The couple enjoyed more than a decade of marriage.

Harry loved music and had very eclectic tastes. He enjoyed everything from rap to rock to the blues and never missed the annual Jazz Festival in Monroe. A talented musician in his own right, Harry played the banjo. As a younger man, he was the proud owner of a Harley Davidson motorcycle. Harry often visited Sterling State Park to fish from the shore, a practice he referred to as “hillbilly bank fishing”. Although he preferred the comforts of home to being out and about, Harry was extremely loyal to his group of friends. More than anything else he was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who took great pride in caring for his family.

Harry Len Lawson, age 52, of Newport, Michigan, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday; December 18, 2021.   His passing was preceded by his parents and first wife: Melissa Lawson.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife: Leslie Lawson; daughter: Miriana Lawson; stepdaughters: Josephine (Brian) Dixon and Jacqueline (Daniel) DeWaele; stepson: James (Mary) Belman; grandchildren: Paul Lucas Jr., Elizabeth Lucas, Eli Belman, and Avery Belman; brother: William (Shawna) Lawson and niece:  Chelsea; beloved uncle: Jerry Berry (Patty) and cousins:  Jason and Adam Berry; uncle:  Clay (Pat) Berry; uncle:  Robert (Laurie) Berry; uncle:  Dean Lawson; and close friend: Brian “Butch” (Michella) Moore and beloved adopted nephews:  Michael, Eric, and Cody Moore and families.

A public Celebration of His Life will be held at a later date.   His care has been entrusted to Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe; 2442 North Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48162 (734) 384-5185.

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