Virgil Brown Lawson, Jr. was born on June 12, 1943 in Talladega County, Alabama to Virgil Lawson, Sr. and Lillian Hale. He was educated in the Sylacauga City School System. For 50 Years he was a caring husband to Mildred O. Lawson and to that union five children were born.
Vigil confessed Christ at an early age and joined St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church, Sylacauga. He was a graduate of East Highland High School Class of 1961.
Vigil transitioned to his eternal life Monday, March 18, 2013 at Coosa Valley Nursing Home, Sylacauga, Al.
Vigil was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter: Felicia Annette Lawson; two brothers: Johnnie and Donald Hale; one brother-in-law: Samuel Carpenter; one sister-in-law: Josephine Hale.
He leave to cherish his wonderful memories: A loving & caring wife: Mildred O. Lawson, of Sylacauga, AL; three sons: Anthony (Betty) Lawson, Grelin Lawson, Demetris Lawson, all of Sylacauga, Al; one daughter: Victoria Lawson of Sylacauga, Al; two sisters: Mary Florence Carpenter, of Sylacauga, Al, Lillian (Larry) Hall, of Orlando, Fl; five brothers: Jerry (Sadie) Hale, of Detroit, Mi, Jessie (Alma) Hale, Lawrence (Patricia) Hale, Benjamin Hale, all of Sylacauga, Al, Victor (Sylvia) Hale, of Sycamore, Al; one sister-in-law: Delores Hale, of Sylacauga, Al; eight grandchilren: Nikese Coleman, Quinese Coleman, Sanmorteeno Battle, Shawntia Lawson, Brianca Rowe, Bri'Asia Gaddis, Cornell Porter, all of Sylacauga, Al; one great grandchild: Marlee Coleman; and a host of nieces, nephews and special friends at Coosa Valley Nursing Home.