SALISBURY, Md. - Dorothy E. Lawson, 82, died on August 16, 2012 in her home in Salisbury, MD. She was born on October 8, 1929 to the late Lemuel and Viola Graves of Willow Grove, DE. Mrs. Lawson's Favorite thing was spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was an active member of the New Life Apostolic Church in Salisbury, MD until her illness.
She is survived by two children; a son, Garry R. Bodine of Felton DE and a daughter Sylvia J. Lawson of Salisbury, MD, with whom she lived; one stepdaughter, Margaret Faulkner of Magnolia, DE.; two brothers, Charles Graves of Laurel, DE and Lemuel Graves of Dover, DE.; a twin sister, Doris Prettyman of Salisbury, MD; two other sisters, Mildred Beson of Dover, DE, and Betty Graves of Magnolia, DE; thirteen grandchildren, twenty-three great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by, one child, Judy Marie Bodine ; one step-daughter, Doris Delong; a sister, Connie Shehorn and a brother, Jack Graves. Her first husband, Roy F. Bodine died in 1979 and she was widowed a second time to Carl H. Lawson her husband of 20 years in May of 2002.
A funeral service officiated by Bishop R.C. Lawson, will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, August 20, 2012 at New Life Apostolic Church in Salisbury, MD. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Memorial donations may be made to the New Life Apostolic Church, 31193 Mt. Hermon Road, Salisbury, MD 21804. Services are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, P.A. 501 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804. To send condolences to the family, please visit www.hollowayfh.com.