Joyce LawsonName: Joyce Lawson
Date of Death: February 14, 2014
Age at death: 84
Joyce A. Lawson passed away on February 14, 2014 at the age of 84. Joyce was a graduate of Ryder College and completed her graduate work at NYU. She retired from General Electric Company after forty years of employment. Joyce was treasurer of the American Association of University Women (AAUW)’s Scholarship Foundation for many years and served with diligence, kindness and passion for the mission of the AAUW. An avid reader, she participated actively in a local university women’s book club. She served as caregiver for her beloved mother, Elisa Lawson during her final years. Elisa died in 2012 at the age of 104. Joyce attended church at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Bradenton. Joyce leaves behind her sister, Patricia Zappia and husband, Frank Zappia of Spring Hill, Florida; her brother, Edward Lawson and wife, Clara Lawson of Newbury Park, California: one nephew and four nieces: Kenneth Lawson of Riverside, California; Debra Zappia of Islip, New York; Lisa Rizzo of Orlando, Florida; Janet Herman of Santa Monica, California; and Karen Schneider of Thousand Oaks, California.
A Memorial Mass will be held for Joyce at St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church at 10:00 AM on Saturday February 22, 2014. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, Joyce had requested that donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Condolences to www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.