Billy B. Lawson

February 17, 1954 - February 11, 2019

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Thursday, February 21, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Harbor of Love Baptist Church, 2353 South Lima Road, Kendallville


Thursday, February 21, 2:00 PM
Harbor of Love Baptist Church, 2353 South Lima Road, Kendallville


Billy B. Lawson, 64, of Garrett died Monday, February 11, 2019, from the results of a fire at his residence.

He was born February 17, 1954, in Kendallville to Melvin and Dora (Perkins) Lawson.

Mr. Lawson previously worked in construction.

Surviving are four daughters, Sandy Walter of Wolcottville, Sheila Ramey of Kentucky, Selina Barnes of Ohio, and Saphire Greer of Ohio; a son, Barry Greet of Ohio; a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three sisters, Phyllis (Clifford) Hunter of Kendallville, Nancy K. (Andy) McPherson of Garrett, and Yvonne (Darold) Brown of Fort Wayne; a brother, Darvin (Gayleen) Lawson of Wolcottville; and a sister-in-law, Ramona Lawson of Dayton, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Freda Lawson; his second wife, Wanda Lawson; and two brothers, Delmous Ray Lawson and Clarence Edward Lawson.

Funeral services will be Thursday, February 21, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Harbor of Love Baptist Church, 2353 South Lima Road, Kendallville with Rev. Charles Mosley officiating. Burial will be in the South Milford Cemetery.

Calling is Thursday, February 21, 2019, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church.

Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Jason Lawson
March 9th, 2019 4:25am
Minneapols MN

I love you so much and I will see you some day. We had so many great times that I will not even attempt to explain. Hang tight Sir and I will see you someday!

Cole Hagerman
March 1st, 2019 9:12pm

Love you uncle Bill

Nancy Mcpherson
February 21st, 2019 2:42pm

Bill I've always tried to be there to help you and I was there this time but there was nothing I could do it's gonna be hard to go on without you and wanda i love uou both so much

Yvonne brown
February 21st, 2019 5:25am
Ft Wayne, IN

Brother Bill, my mind just keeps going back to the early morning hrs when you must have been fighting for your life, wondering if this was the end or by some miracle was god going to make a way of escape. Well, what's done is done We cannot go back and change the past but I am so happy in knowing where you and Wanda both are, in the presence of the Almighty. And with mom & dad & brother Bub & Clarence, & Brian.. I love you brother and now we have another broken link in the Lawson chain.. we will pick up the pieces and go on with you always in our hearts and minds forever..

Alice Ann
February 20th, 2019 6:31am
Huntington, Indiana

Bill thank you for taking care of Wanda. I always told her, if you didn't have a head of thick hair I would have called you Mr. Clean. I love you Bill. RIP

Lou Gatlin
February 17th, 2019 9:37am
North Carolina

So sorry, standing in prayer for all who are hurting

Sandy Lawson Walter
February 17th, 2019 5:58am

I Miss & Love You Dad... My heart is so heavy wondering & thinking about this whole accident, wishing you didn't have to leave this way... Only God knows why but you have wings now, Heaven with all other loved ones I'll accept that... I'll hold on to our moments & memories, loving & missing you until we meet again... Love Sandy Jo, Grandchildren-Payton, Paige, Presley Grandchildren-Reagan & Aubree

Lori Hyde
February 14th, 2019 9:12pm

So sorry for your loss. I knew Bill many many years and he was always a very nice guy.

February 14th, 2019 11:24am

Very sad news my love and prayers go out to all of the family. I have forever memories love you all

Jeanni Van Allen
February 14th, 2019 4:20am

Sending love and prayers to my family during this time and in the days to come. Uncle Bill will be missed by many.

Donna Rasler
February 14th, 2019 3:59am
Wolcottville, Indiana

I would like to send my deepest condolences to the family; especially Nancy McPherson, The Slone family, and Sandy Walter. I have fond memories of Wild Bill and the way he could two step! He was a good man and I was privileged to have known him. God bless you all.

Fairl & Brenda Sparkman
February 14th, 2019 12:48am

We are so sorry for your loss.Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Peanut&sheila ramey
February 13th, 2019 11:26pm

Rest In Peace O buddy we love ya and will miss ya

Bonita (Kelley) Harper
February 13th, 2019 9:51pm

So soŕy for your loss, prayers for all.

Barbara and Rebel Fitch
February 13th, 2019 7:23pm

Bill was always like family to us. He will be missed .Lots of good memories .prayers and hugs to all of his family 🌹

Rebecca Rugg
February 13th, 2019 5:31pm

I have known Bill for a long time he was a wonderful man sorry to hear about the loss the family needs anything get ahold of me

Joseph Shopteese
February 13th, 2019 3:14pm
Columbia City


Melissa Short
February 13th, 2019 2:25pm

So very sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you! ❤

Deb and Mike Cole
February 13th, 2019 12:46pm

We are so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please know that God is with you. Thoughts and Prayers for all of you!

marlene and tiffany arnold
February 13th, 2019 3:05am

Roger hunter
February 13th, 2019 2:54am
Po box wet Garrett Kentucky 41

He will be deeply missed sorry for your loss

Sandy Tackels
February 13th, 2019 2:51am

So very sorry for your loss 😇Sending prayers your way 🙏🏻God Bless

Rose Walter
February 13th, 2019 2:50am
14470 Hwy 550 E Lackey Kentuck

I loved Bill he has always been a very good friend of mine and I am so very sorry for everyone's loss

Daniel Tackels
February 13th, 2019 2:46am

Sorry for your loss😇

Douglas Brown and Florida Family
February 13th, 2019 2:11am
Lehigh Acres, FL

Prayers to all of you, sorry for your loss

Kenneth Kassee
February 13th, 2019 1:45am

Prayers for the family

Martha Gamble
February 13th, 2019 1:43am
Kendallville IN

So sorry for your loss prayers for family.

Ramona lawson
February 13th, 2019 1:28am
Dayton Ohio

With all my love.

Sherry King
February 13th, 2019 1:24am

I am sorry for your loss my condolences to your family

Solita Christian
February 13th, 2019 12:51am

So sorry for your lost.I have known this family for years. Prayers for the family and friends of Billy.

Teresa Ramey
February 13th, 2019 12:49am
Sitka Ky

Debbie Wilcox Prater
February 13th, 2019 12:19am

I've known Bill since I was a young girl, I am so sorry for your loss.

Carolyn Smith
February 12th, 2019 11:52pm
Hindman Kentucky

Love and Prayers for all ,God Bless

Charlette Lingar
February 12th, 2019 11:50pm
Corunna, Indiana

I'm sorry for your loss, prayers.

Paul m slone
February 12th, 2019 11:33pm
Leburn ky

Sorry for your lose prayers for u all

Charlotte Coleman
February 12th, 2019 10:57pm

I'm so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers. Love you

David J. Allen
February 12th, 2019 10:55pm
Walkerton, Indiana

R.I.P. my friend, we've known each other many many years, thru the good times @ the bad, we were always there for each other when we could be. You will be missed.