Julia “Judy” Lawson, 72, of San Diego, CA, passed away Monday, September 21, 2020.
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Born in Norfolk, VA on October 24, 1947, Judy is preceded in death by her husband, Christopher Lawson, her parents, Philip and Iris Mullen, and her beloved pets- Gemini, Gidget, Oliver, Buster, and Faulkner.
Judy spent her early childhood in Norfolk with summers in North Carolina surrounded by family. She moved to San Diego, CA in 1960, and as a young adult she spent as much time at the beach as possible, often with her friend, and later husband, Christopher Lawson. In 2001, the couple moved to Spokane Valley, Washington to enjoy their retirement with their daughter and granddaughters. Later in life, she returned to Greenville, North Carolina, to spend her days near her friends & dear cousin Eve.
Judy loved the arts in many forms. As a child she danced with the Norfolk City Ballet and has art on permanent exhibit in a children's museum in Virginia. She was an accomplished painter, and her artwork is still displayed in the homes of her daughter and grandchildren. One of her favorite subjects was the beach that she loved so much.
Later in life, Judy developed a passion for cooking and home decorating. She also never missed an episode of the soap opera "Days of Our Lives." Her family jokes that she struggled with a lifelong addiction to shopping from catalogs and was an avid collector of home décor. She enjoyed listening to Bob Marley, Eric Clapton, John Mellencamp, Tim McGraw, Bonnie Raitt, and more.
Judy will be missed dearly by her daughter, Julia “Christy” Allen of Spokane Valley, WA; granddaughters Julia Robison, Ariel Allen and Christina Allen of Spokane Valley, WA; Cousin Eve West, NC; Cousin Caroline Armstrong, NC; five great-grandsons; lifelong friends Janet Maciel and Patrick Willis (Auntie Janet and Uncle Pat) and countless other friends and family across the country.
Services will be postponed until 2021 due to the pandemic."