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In Memory of

Joy Smothers Lawson

November 17, 1939 - September 12, 2017

Obituary


Lawson, Joy Smothers, R.N., B.A.
Joy Smothers Lawson, R.N., 77, of Phoenix died peacefully at her residence on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. She was born in Dyer, TN on November 17, 1939. Joy and family moved to the Valley in 1967, when her husband, Dr. Jim Lawson, previously deceased June 2012, was stationed at Luke Air Force Base. Joy and Jim moved off base in 1968, into the family residence in Central Phoenix where Joy resided for 49 years. Joy was known to be the living embodiment of her name. She did not know a...

Lawson, Joy Smothers, R.N., B.A.
Joy Smothers Lawson, R.N., 77, of Phoenix died peacefully at her residence on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. She was born in Dyer, TN on November 17, 1939. Joy and family moved to the Valley in 1967, when her husband, Dr. Jim Lawson, previously deceased June 2012, was stationed at Luke Air Force Base. Joy and Jim moved off base in 1968, into the family residence in Central Phoenix where Joy resided for 49 years. Joy was known to be the living embodiment of her name. She did not know a stranger, and was always ready, willing and able to help, assist, and care for others. She greatly enjoyed medical mission trips with her church in recent years. She is survived by her daughter, Shawn Lawson, of Phoenix, son, Kevin Lawson and his husband Gary Burnett, of Flagstaff, son Shannon Lawson and his wife Emily, two grandsons: Luke and Keegan, of Phoenix, and her brother James Smothers and his wife Mary, of Ringgold, GA, her brother Marion Smothers and his wife Marilyn, of Pinson, TN, and her sister Beverly Smothers of Paris, TN. A "JOY"ful Celebration of Her Life will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the sanctuary with a catered luncheon following in Page Hall at Orangewood Presbyterian Church, 7321 N. 10th Street, Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Orangewood Presbyterian Church - Missions or Arts Alive funds. www.ALMoore-Grimshaw.com