Graveside services for Dorothy Stevens Lawson, 77, of Rockdale were held Monday, March 15, 2021, at Hillcrest Cemetery in Marlin with Chaplain Rick Bell officiating.

Mrs. Lawson died Wednesday, March 10, at her home in Rockdale.

She was born Feb. 18, 1944, in Marlin to Dan Franklin and Mildred (Swinnea) Stevens.

She was a graduate of Marlin High School.

On Jan. 2, 1964, she married Walter Raymond Lawson in a small, private ceremony in Marlin.

They later made their home in Rockdale, where Mrs. Lawson worked as a teacher’s aide in the art department and P.E. for 25 years, retiring in 2003.

She was a member of First Baptist Church and a member of Young Homemakers Club.

Mrs. Lawson loved working and helping with members of the MARC Center throughout the years.

She enjoyed spending time with family and friends and loved every opportunity to travel. She loved horses and rodeo and supporting her grandkids at rodeos, school events and golf tournaments.

Mrs. Lawson also enjoyed spending time outdoors with her yard and flowers.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Lawson, on Dec. 10, 2020; her parents, Dan and Mildred Stevens; a sister, Virginia Gayle Lawson; and two nephews, Leslie Lance Lawson and Craig Madden.

Survivors are two daughters, Robin Galbreath and husband Billy of Rockdale, Rhonda Eichinger and husband Charles of Port Lavaca; her grandchildren, McKenna K. Galbreath and Curt Landry of Bryan, Kelsey Rae Galbreath of Galveston, Grant Alan Galbreath of College Station; four sisters, Laurene Madden and husband Burl of Waco, Beverly Gooden of Mart, Kay Harris and husband Robert of Cleburne, Marsha Blann and husband Johnny of Chilton; a brother, Danny Stevens and wife Tammy of Gholson; a brother-in-law, Robert Lawson of Marlin; her special friend, Fran Martin; her caregiver, Maria Washington; and her hospice nurse, Natalie Noack.

Pallbearers were Brad Gooden, Todd Gooden, John Luedke, Lane Lawson, Dalton Lawson and Curt Landry.

Honorary pallbearers were Rick Henderson, Russell Martin, Raymon Puente and Billy Headrick.

Memorials may be made to the MARC Center or the Rockdale Masonic Lodge.

Rockdale Reporter

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