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Jo Lawson

Thursday, September 8, 2022
Jo Lawson

Mattie Jo Lawson was born Aug. 9, 1931, in Hamilton. She passed away at the age of 91 on Aug. 20, 2022, in Mesquite. Jo graduated from Hamilton High School in 1949. After graduation she attended Abilene Christian College, now known as Abilene Christian University. Jo taught sixth and seventh grade math for 30 years at Victor H. Hexter Elementary and Martha Turner Riley Elementary in Dallas. Fifty years later her great-grandnieces attended Victor H. Hexter Elementary as students. Jo is preceded in death by her father, William P. Lawson; her mother, Martha Johanna Lawson; brother William C. Lawson; sister Mavis Fink; brother-in-law Leo Fink; sister- in-law Merle Lawson; niece Linda Fink; nephew Alan Fink; nephew by mar- riage Bob Gautier; and her dear friend who was like a sister, Nan Howard.

Aunt Jo is survived by her nephews Billy Lawson (Sharolyn) and Ken Fink (Kathy); her nieces Johnnye Gautier, Jean Bloodworth (Jerry) and Janet Ray (Farrel); seven grandnieces; and two grandnephews.