Obituary: Michael Wayne Lawson

August 17, 1952 – February 3, 2021

Michael Wayne Lawson, 68, of Mohave Valley, Arizona, passed away on February 3, 2021, in Arizona.

Born August 17, 1952, in Bloomington, he was the son of George Everett and Carolyn Marie (Staggs) Lawson.  He married Sherry Rose Andis May 29, 1971.

Michael was a bishop and licensed with the Church of God.  He pioneered two churches in Indiana and two in Arizona.  Michael pastored 38 years with a secular job in heating and cooling.  He loved playing the piano and guitar, and attended Woodville Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Sherry Lawson of Mohave Valley, Arizona; sons, Michael Wayne (Kristy) Lawson, Jr., of Bullhead City, Arizona, Matthew David Lawson of Mohave Valley, Arizona, Matthew Edward (Pilita) Lawson of Mohave Valley, Arizona; mother, Carolyn Marie Lawson of North Vernon; grandchildren, Audraeanna, Brandon, Phoenix, Blake, Lexy, and Tristen; siblings, Barbara Butcher of Bloomington, David (Annette) Lawson of North Vernon, Amanda (Fred) Hourigan of Nineveh

His father and son, George William “Billy” Lawson, preceded him in death.

The funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 14, at Woodville Baptist Church with Reverend Glenn Hamer officiating.  Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. The family will receive friends from  1:00 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the church.

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