Dolores Marie Lawson

March 18, 1942 ~ November 1, 2020 (age 78)


Dolores Marie Ragas Lawson, 78 years old of New Orleans, Louisiana, passed away on November 1, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family and friends in Avondale, Louisiana.

Funeral services will be held at Garden of Memories, 4900 Airline Highway, Metairie, La 70001, on Saturday November 7th, 2020 from 9:30-10:00 am for immediate family and 10:00 am to 2:00 pm for extended family and friends. Mass will begin at 2:00 pm with Deacon Andrea Capaci. Please join us at the Celebration of Life at her home in Avondale following her service.

Dolores Lawson was born in New Orleans, Louisiana to Anna Musso Ragas and Hilson Bartholomew Ragas Sr. on March 18th, 1942. She married Frank (Gene) Eugene Lawson Sr. on 14 June 1958, in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was a homemaker, wife and mother.

Dolores is preceded in death by her parents Anna Musso Ragas and Hilson Bartholomew Ragas, her husband Frank (Gene) Eugene Lawson Sr. and her son John (Tony) Anthony Lawson, her brother Hilson B. Ragas Jr., her sisters Emma Accardo and Anna (Archie) Ragas.

Dolores is survived by her brother Ange Bartholomew Ragas and Augustine Ragas Garofalo, her sons Frank (Gene) Eugene Lawson Jr., Daniel Eric Lawson Sr., and Troy Richard Lawson.

She is also survived by her Grandchildren Corey Lawson, Bryan Lawson, Chad Lawson, Mindy DeWitt, Kaylin Scheuermann, Daniel Lawson Jr., Kayla Lawson, Megan Lawson, Dustin Lawson, and Ashley Lawson Dillard. Great Grandchildren Kelsea Long, Jasmine Oliphant, Cameron Severio, Ezra Scheuermann, Axel Lawson, Zoe Lawson, Leo Lawson and Daniel Dillard. Great Great Grandchildren Jonah Dennis and Haleigh Cates.

The Lawson family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the University Medical Center ICU doctors and staff (especially Michelle and Anthony) for handling our mom with care and compassion.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2020, at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Drive, Metairie, Louisiana 70001, from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. Please note that due to the current State restrictions visitation is limited to a total of 150. A Catholic Service will be held at 2:00 pm with interment to follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery. To offer condolences or send flowers please visit

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