LaLei Lawson

LaLei L. Lawson

April 22, 1947 - January 31, 2021
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LaLei L. Lawson, of Columbia, MD, originally from Philadelphia, PA, passed away on Sunday, January 31, 2021 at the age of 73. She is survived by her children, Danielle Lott and Damon (Juliana) Lott; siblings, Marjorie (Edward) Harris, Dolores Lawson (Delvin Evans), Reggie Lawson Carr (Harold Carr), Camilla Lawson Giles (Richard Giles), Kim L. (Micheal) White, Teri Lawson Sojourner, Cyd Lawson and Adrienne Lawson; grandchildren, Jadan Sally, Alexander Lott, Tyler Lott and Paris Lott; also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Helen E. Lawson and Donald G. Lawson, Sr. siblings, Rae M. Lawson, Donald G. Lawson, Jr., and Anthony Lawson.

Lei was a Veteran and received an Honorable Discharge from the U.S. Air Force. She was a thoughtful, loving, caring, dynamic, beautiful woman who loved her children with her whole heart and soul, along with her grandchildren, sisters, relatives & friends. She would go above and beyond for all of them. She loved music, flowers, gardening, basketball and cooking. We are extremely sorrowful that she is gone but know she will always be with us in our hearts.

Services are private.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date when circumstances allow.

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Robert Waller I

Posted at 08:24pm

Damon Lott

Posted at 06:01pm
Mom -
You have no idea how much I miss you. I find myself texting you in the middle of the night until i realize you're not here anymore. EVERYTHING makes me think about you! It can be something miniscule like hearing a person talking about their Mom or watching the Brooklyn Nets on TV and how excited you were that Kevin Durant was playing basketball again. We weren't done yet Mom. I was looking forward to spending so much time with you once Covid was over and the world opened up again. We would've had an awesome time on a cruise with all of us together. I'm not going to dwell on the shoulda, woulda, coulda, but I would do anything to just talk to you for a few minutes. I just want to say thank you for putting up with me because I know I was a handful, especially as a kid! You loved me with uncondtional love and I'll never forget it. We would talk almost everyday on the phone or at least on text. I'm going to miss the "have a good day honey" that you used to send on a regular basis. Our last Christmas was awesome! You defintely came in like Mrs. Claus and your excitement was off the charts! Thank you for always treating Jule and your grand kids like you treated myself and Dani. I will always remember our inside jokes you were too funny. Paris received her birthday cards from you a few days before her birthday and she still hasnt been able to open them yet. If you only had 10 cents and I needed 7 of it, you would give it to me without a second thought and I'll never forget that! You were special and I'll always remember everything you taught and instilled in me! I love you will all my ❤️ & I'm looking forward to the day that we meet again. Please hug Dad, Yak, Uncle Reggie, etc....

Rest In Peace to my Mom, Biggest supporter and Best Friend......

Cyd Lawson

Posted at 03:48pm
My Beautiful Sister LaLei, was a wonderful Mother, Grandmother and Sister to all of us. You were our oldest sister and one of the strongest women I knew. I'm going to miss all the good times we had listening to all the music 🎶 you loved, dancing in the kitchen while we were cooking. I loved every minute of it. You always had a very good heart, and always showed me unconditional love as a younger Sister. I have to say when it comes down to your beautiful children and grandchildren, they where your world! They loved you as much in return. I can never question my Lord, why he needed to take my sweet Sister home. It still bothers me till this day how much I miss you, even though we didn't speak everyday, nor did we text each other everyday. I know in my heart we loved each other no matter what. It gives me comfort to know you're with all of our loved ones that have already passed on, and now you will live in my heart always and forever.

Your Sis Cyd ❤

Camilla Lawson Giles

Posted at 10:36am
Dear Sis:

I can't stop thinking about you. I just read our text messages over the past decade. You always told me how much you loved me at the end of every text. We always laughed about how long your text messages were, but I would give anything to get another one right now. I hope you knew how much I loved you. You made such an impact on so many people during your lifetime, not sure you were aware of that, but you really touched so many people's lives. I was so very proud of you. The love you had for Dani, Damon and your grandchildren was so deep and eternal. They knew how much you loved them, and they loved you just as deep. Now all our hearts are broken. Your favorite holiday was Christmas. You loved Christmas and looked forward to shopping as early as you could, to make sure you had something special for everyone. You were such a giving person with a heart of gold. I could always count on receiving the most beautiful cards from you on every occasion, with your beautiful signature. We have been through so much together over the years and was always there for each other. You were a great Sister, Mother, Grandmother and friend. I will keep my promise to you and will always be there for Dani and Damon. I really miss you so much and will cherish our memories always. ❤️

“sis-ter … a person that has been where you’ve been; someone you can call when things aren’t going right; is more than just family; a sister is a forever friend.”

I love you Sis, and you will live in my heart forever . . . xo

Rachel Solow

Posted at 10:35pm
I can’t even begin to describe how much this woman meant to me, and the love and respect I had and will always have for her. I loved the way she took care of people, the way she loved hard and strong, and the way she wouldn’t take mess from anyone. I will always remember her coming to get me in ‘91 in her really really really big car when I was sick and hyperventilating and rushing me to the hospital, and she kept me calm the whole time. (and poor damon having to go along for the ride 🤣🤣)
The biggest compliment Danielle gives me is when my attitude reminds her of her mom. ❤️ i can only hope to be half the woman she was. She was such a beautiful fly incredible lady. I will miss her with all of my heart, but I know she is happily reunited with her Yak. Thank you mom #2, for giving us danielle and damon. ❤️
I love you.

K David Kuti

Posted at 09:59am
Mom Lei treated me like a son because of how I loved her kids Damon (, Jule) and Danielle like family.

When I was going thru what seemed like the roughest patch of my adult life, she went out of her way to show me love and support EVERY. DAY. for a year.

Reflecting on the sincere and persistent love she shared via phone or text washes me with comfort despite my grief.
The deep grief I’m experiencing leaves me only to barely be able imagine that of her beloved family...

I’m PRAYING HARD for you each.
Especially you, Damon and Danielle.
Thank you for sharing your mother with me.

Moms Lei left a legacy of never leaving a shadow of a doubt about how MUCH she actively loved and cared about each one of the people she held dear. She made you feel like you were singularly cherished.
I’m honored to have experienced that for myself and will honor her memory by being sure to do the same for those I love...


Danielle Lott

Posted at 08:51am
Dear Mom,

My first love. My everything. I will miss you like nothing or no one before. I’m utterly heartbroken at your passing, I just cannot fathom a life without you in it. I can’t believe that I’m typing this note. Mom, I thought we had more time together; there was so much still that I wanted to do with you. But GOD wanted you back so I have to learn to accept that. Thank you for your undying love & devotion to me & Dame and to your grandkids. Devotion personified. You were THE BEST Mom & friend. (Thank you GOD for her) My day 1. Rest well beautiful.
I will be loving you always...

-Until the day is night and night becomes the day
-Until the trees and seas just up and fly away
-Until the day that eight times eight times eight is four
-Until the day that is the day that are no more ( Lyrics by Stevie Wonder “As”) ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Carmen Lott

Posted at 07:15pm
Lei will be missed. She was a kind and loving mother, sister-in-law law and friend. Rest in piece Lei.

Nikki Littlejohn

Posted at 07:15pm

Success doesn't come from money or fame, it comes from the richness of family & friends and LaLei loved so very richly. The honesty in her laugh, her smile, her giving spirit, her consistency, her connection, her gaze. The way she intently listened and observed and gave her truth... You knew she loved you. The depth of the love and care for her family is undeniable and I have such great respect for the way she showed up in her life. Thank you Danielle & Damon for creating our tribe and allowing your mom to enrich us. Her love, light and legacy will definitely live on. She was successful you see...she touched us all. Rest in Power LaLei, you will always be loved and remembered.

Isabell Kelly

Posted at 06:15pm
I can only imagine how your hearts are hurting now. Lei was a beautiful person both inside and out. I met her through my mom, Sara. They lived in the same building. Lei loving and nurturing heart showed through as she always checked on my mom to make sure she was good. Lei even helped my mom while I was recuperating from surgery. She spoiled me by making jambalaya. Lei became my sister through love. I pray for her family to find comfort during this time of sadness. She is surely missed by all who knew her. Love. Isabell

Micha Woods

Posted at 05:49pm
From the first day I met Mama Lei she and I connected. She was a perfect mixture of sweetness, sassy and ever so stylish. I love chatting and laughing with her through text. I love how she loved her kids and grandkids. I loved her smile. I loved her. Thank you Danielle and Damon for sharing with us over the years.


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