J. Lucille "Sally" Lawson, 84, of Falconer, went to be with the Lord on Thursday (May 1, 2014), in her home surrounded by her family.
A lifelong area resident, she was born Jan. 16, 1930, in Sugar Grove, Pa., the daughter of the late James G. and Jessie Herron Gourley.
She was a graduate of Lottsville High School, and attended the WCA School of Nursing. She was employed by WCA Hospital, retiring in 1985.
Sally was a member of the Peace Wesleyan Church, Falconer, having served on the church board and was a member of Best Years Fellowship. She was also a member of the Henry Mosher Post 638, American Legion Auxiliary, town of Poland Senior Citizens, and a former member of the Ellington United Methodist Church. She had also volunteered for the American Cancer Society.
She enjoyed spending time with her family, flowers, gardening, her pets and music.
Surviving are three sons: Michael J. (Sandy) Lawson of Bonita Springs, Fla., Jodie L. (Lisa) Lawson of Falconer, and Kevin L. (Debra) Lawson of Austin, Tex-as; two daughters: Lori C. Boyles of Naples, Fla., and Vicki L. (Jay) Carlson of Gerry; nine grandchildren: James Lawson, Krista Lawson, Scott Lawson, Sarah Gustafson, Laura Kibler, Sierra Lawson, Brandyn Boyles, Cody Boyles, Travis Carlson; five great- grandchildren: Nandy Lawson, Eddie Matteson, Ga-briella Brown, Chase Gustafson and Iris Lawson; a brother, James Gourley of Sugar Grove, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Louis Lawson, whom she married Dec. 18, 1949, in the Lakewood Methodist Church, and who died April 2, 2009; a granddaughter, Rachel Carlson; a brother, Allen Gourley; two sisters: Vera Carpron and Myrtle Phillips; her stepfather, Albert L. Lawson; and sister-in-law, Viola Gourley.
The funeral will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday in the Peace Wesleyan Church, 126 W. James St., Falconer, N.Y. The Rev. Stephen and Rev. Ruth Strand, pastors of the church, will officiate. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery, Falconer.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. Saturday in the Peace Wesleyan Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be donated to the Peace Wesleyan Church or the American Cancer Society or to the Alzheimer's Association.
Visit our website at www.falconerfuneralhome.net to light a candle in remembrance.