Dorothy Lee (Odgers) Lawson

August 14, 1935 ~ December 7, 2019 (age 84)


Dorothy Lee Lawson, 84, of King, NC passed away Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Trellis Supportive Care House. She was born on August 14, 1935 in Pontiac, Illinois. She was a role model of perseverance and strength and was unwavering in her sacrificial love for her children and grandchildren. She exhibited a servant’s heart with a wit and spunk that will be remembered by all that knew her. She walked daily as a Proverbs 31 woman. She was a member of First Baptist Church, King, NC.

Dorothy is survived by her three children, Tina Barr (Frankie) and Timothy Lawson (Esther) of King and Tammy Wright (Milton) of Winston Salem. She was also blessed with six grandchildren, Dawn Petoskey, Eric Barr, Chris Lawson, Matthew Lawson, Carrie Wright, and Margaret Thompson and eight great grandchildren and two step-grandchildren, Brad and Brian Barr. She was supported and loved throughout her adult life and in her final days by her sister in law, Linda Odgers. Preceding her in death are her husband, Arthur Lawson and siblings, Dana Odgers, Leonard Odgers, and Donna Compton.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, December 11th at 11:00 AM at Slate Funeral Home in King, NC. Visitation will be held at First Baptist Church, following the interment at King Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers donations will be accepted at Trellis Supportive Care House, 101 Hospice Ln, Winston-Salem, NC 27103 or King Outreach, 13 Kingsway Dr, King, NC 27021.

1 Peter 4:10-11, “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of Gods varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God: whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies, in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.”

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Funeral Service
December 11, 2019

11:00 AM
Slate Funeral Home
132 E Dalton Rd
King, NC 27021

Interment following funeral service
December 11, 2019

King Memorial Park
Old 52
King, NC 27021

Visitation following interment

First Baptist Church of King
122 Kirby Rd.
King, NC 27021


Trellis Supportive Care
101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem NC 27103

King Outreach Ministry
413 Kingsway Dr., King NC 27021
Tel: 1-336-983-4357

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