Gwendolyn P. Lawson

February 7, 1926 ~ November 10, 2022 (age 96)


Ms. Gwendolyn P. Lawson visitation is Monday, November 21, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Interment: Glen Rest Memorial Estates.

Gwendolyn Patrick Lawson, also known as “Pat” among her friends and family, was born on February 7, 1926 to James and Eula Lee Patrick in Columbus Ohio. She journeyed from this life to be with our Heavenly Father on November 10th, 2022.

Gwendolyn was a lifelong resident of Columbus Ohio and she attended Columbus Public Schools. Since a young teen, she was a member of St. Paul AME Church. Much later in life, she attended Trinity Baptist Church.

Gwendolyn had a long and distinguished career with the Federal government, which spanned at least 40 years.  In her assignment to the Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), she had a significant impact on DISCO operations and the proper adjudication of industrial security clearances. She received numerous commendations throughout her career and performed her duties in an exemplary manner. 

Gwendolyn is preceded in death by her parents, James and Eula Lee Patrick; brothers, Andrew Patrick and David Patrick;  sisters, Juanita Williams, Pauline Lyons; Evaline Patrick; half brothers, Nimrod H. and Willie James Patrick; half sisters, Olivette Smith, Artilla Mae Flemister, Loretta Patrick, Ovetta Munnerlyn and Gertrude Fields; grandson Gregory Lawson Jr.

Gwendolyn leaves behind to cherish fond memories and happy days her daughters, Darlene Lawson Parks, Denise (Jonathan) Nappier; son Gregory F (Laurie) Lawson; sister Helen Peaks; 9 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

Family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Alzheimers Association.

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November 21, 2022

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
White's Funeral & Cremation Services Chapel
867 S. James Road
Columbus, OH 43227


Glen Rest Memorial Estate
8029 E. Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

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