A celebration of life service for Iva J. Lawson, of Camden will be held at 2 :00 PM on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at Gaines Baptist Church of Camden with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 1 :00 PM.
Iva Lawson, 97, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, March 24~ 2012. Born on September I, 1914, in Camden, SC, she was the daughter of the late Charlie Jones and Eliza Jones (Williams) both of Camden, SC. She was the widow of Coleman Blease Lawson, Sr. also Camden. She and her late husband resided in Brooklyn, New York for many years where she worked in the family cleaners. She was an active long time member of the Holy Trinity Baptist Church in Brooklyn. While living in Brooklyn, she
and her late husband were foster parents to numerous youngsters. She enjoyed traveling and entertaining family and friends.
She and her late-husband returned to Camden in the 1975. She was a member of the Senior Missionary Ministry Deacons and Trustee Wives Auxiliary at Gaines Baptist Church. Mrs. Lawson was the eldest church member.
Iva Lawson is survived by four grandchildren: Dennis Lawson and his wife Stacey, Monica Lawson, Veronica Lawson and Roderick Lawson and two great grandsons. She was preceded in death by her only sibling, Elizabeth Jones and both of her children, Coleman Lawson, Jr., and Dolores Giammetteo.
ln lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gaines Baptist Church, 1026 Gaines Church Road, Camden, SC 29020.