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Evelyn (Cox) Lawson

January 10, 1932 ~ April 12, 2022 (age 90)


Evelyn Lawson, 90, of Canton, Georgia passed away at her daughter's home in Dahlonega, Georgia on April 12, 2022. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, Fred M. Cox and Annie Belle Day Cox; her son, Kenneth “Kenny” C. Lawson; her siblings, James "Jake" Cox, Robert "Rob" Cox, Billy "Bill” Cox, Emma Lou Howell, and Laverne Cantrell. She is also preceded in death by her brothers-in-law, James Howell and J. B. Cantrell. 

Ms. Lawson is survived by her daughter, Pam Adkins (Russ), and her son, Tommy Lawson (Beverly), all of Dahlonega, Georgia, and her daughter-in-law, Dianne Coggins Lawson of Woodstock, Georgia, and her sisters Sue Reynolds (Wayne) of Marietta, Georgia, and Ann Kelly (Jim), Lawrenceville, Georgia. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Zachary Lawson (Rebekah) and Betsy Lawson, Mattie Flynn and Mielah Flynn. Her great granddaughters are Amelia Lawson, Annelise Lawson, Addison Lawson, Averie Lawson, and her recent excitement was her great grandson to be born in October of this year. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. 

Ms. Lawson worked at the Canton Textile Mill in Canton for many years until closing. She also worked at the Southern Tea Company until retirement.. Evelyn loved to be outdoors all day to work in her flower gardens or mow her lawn. She cut her lawn until her early 80's. Her most enjoyable times were seeing or hearing from the grandchildren or great grandchildren. She delighted in any news of them, cards, photos, or just being with them. She was especially thrilled, when she heard she had a great grandson being born in October of this year. Her comment when told of this was "Praise the Lord!". She was excited about this and of course, called everyone when she found out. 

She learned to play a guitar and a banjo in her younger days, and she also sang and tap danced. One day her daughter, who taught country and western dancing, was trying” to learn to clog. Ms. Lawson told her, "it can't be that hard, I can tap dance" and proceeded to show her all the moves. Her daughter had no idea she knew how to tap dance, and said she was awesome. 

She loved her family, and also the Burks' family who lived next door and helped watch her, and the Samples family in her neighborhood who would stop by to chat and check on her. She loved the hours she spent on the phone talking and visiting with the family. Ms. Lawson loved the time she spent having lunches brought in by the family. She enjoyed sending cards to everyone for any reason. She loved sending a bouquet of flowers and a "goodie bag" (candy and snacks) home with everyone, including repairmen at her home, and insisted you needed it. 

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 2p in the Lakeside Funeral Chapel, 121 Claremore Drive, Woodstock, GA 30188. Reverend Kent Samples will officiate. Visitation will be from 1p to the service hour on Saturday. Burial will follow at Cherokee Memorial Park, 120 Memorial Drive, Canton, GA 30114.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests, if you desire, that a donation be made in her name to Camp Gideon, a Christian Camp on Lake Allatoona in Acworth, Georgia. Camp Gideon provides camping programs for children and youth throughout the year. Ms. Lawson loved this camp as her grandson, Zach and his wife, Rebekah work and volunteer at this camp, and the great granddaughters attend this camp throughout the year Rebekah attended this camp as a child. This is also where Zach & Rebekah had their wedding. Camp Gideon, 3545 Walden Lane, Acworth, GA 30102

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