Judith Lawson

August 20, 1929 - July 22, 2015
Judith Lawson

Judith Lawson age 85, of Wilmington, died Wednesday, July 22, 2015. at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Judith was born and raised in the Republic of Panama. A member of a prominent family, she was the daughter of Dr. Publio Vasquez, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in Panama and professor of criminal law at the University of Panama.

Judith married her husband Jack D. Lawson on March 3,1951 in Panama City. They had a comfortable life living in Puerto Rico, Panama, Key Biscayne and ultimately retiring in McAllen, Texas. She was always active in the local community and supported many public school activities wherever she lived.

Judith was full of life and vitality, never knowing a stranger, she made friends everywhere she went. She was always on the go and it seemed like her motor was running 100% all the time. She loved sports, particularly golf and fishing where she spent much of her free time with friends and family pursuing those activities. She enjoyed cooking her native Panamanian dishes and spreading that culture wherever she went.

Judith traveled all over the world spreading joy and humor to everyone she met. She could bring a ray of light to the darkest hour and make you laugh just when you needed it the most. She will always be remembered for her beautiful smile and compassion towards all.

She is survived by her sons, Charles Lawson of Miami, FL. and David Lawson of Wilmington, NC.

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