Judith Gail Lawson – July 1, 2011

Judith Gail Ridley Lawson, 76, of Amarillo, died Friday, July 1, 2011.
Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd with Len Ridley, nephew and pastor of Chihuahua Bible Chapel, Vequita, New Mexico, officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Lawson was born and raised in Clovis, New Mexico on June 16, 1935. She resided in Amarillo, Texas.
Judith was a homemaker, substitute teacher, volunteer for the Department of Human Services and adored children and serving others.   Although having only one child, was a mother to many, an unending love to her near and extended family.  She always had a car ride, bed and a meal for those who needed safe haven.  She was a volunteer to the shut-in and elderly. She opened her loving home to families and teens in need. She volunteered and headed up a teen program at the YMCA in the 70’s, Teen Scene.   She was a loving and caring daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, wife, teacher, mentor and friend.
Though Judith’s long time illness made her appear frail, she possessed strength, perseverance, the ability to overcome incredible odds and physical challenges. With her courage she led us to believe that each day is a blessing and an opportunity to create lasting memories. She enjoyed cooking, especially if it meant a meal for others. Always giving, always serving.  Her greatest love, her granddaughters.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Jack Lawson, of Amarillo, and her parents Wilburn and Ethel Ridley of Clovis, NM.
She is survived by daughter, Lori Scott and son-in-law Robert Scott of Amarillo; beloved Granddaughters Rachel and Maggie Scott of Amarillo; loving sister to Doug Ridley of Belen NM, Paul Ridley of Belen NM and Catherine Hallaxs of Battle Creek Michigan.  Judith also leaves behind many wonderful caregivers that provided love and support that enhanced her quality of life.
With Judith’s passing we remind others that her life is one to be celebrated, Through her teachings about life, we were all changed.
The family suggests memorials to Orphan Relief Fund, c/o  Little Miracles International, Inc., 3418 Olsen Blvd. Suite G, Amarillo, Texas  79109.

0 Replies to “Judith Gail Lawson – July 1, 2011”

  1. Thank you all for your thoughts, words and prayers. Mama I miss you and your smile so much. Our lives will never be the same without you here. We think of you every day.

  2. Our thoughts are with you all, we are so sorry to hear about grandma Judy.
    I know she will be missed a lot. I will always rememer her cosy way to welcoming me, her eyes would make me feel at home since my first days in Texas, when I coul not understand a single word that was told to me. I am sure she will win everybody’s heart even wherever she is right now. She was strong and cheerful all the time, and I’m sure she would not like my crying eyes.
    We send you love and affection in these sad times.
    Bocellari family

  3. Cherished memories and warm thoughts of the many years we’ve been friends with Judy and all the Ridley family, are what we cling to during this time of deep loss and sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, but take comfort in knowing that the angels in heaven are smiling, as they welcome one of their own.
    Wilma Barnes (Stephens)

  4. Aunt Judy will be missed, but her sweet nature, ready smile, and capacity for love and caring will live on. God bless.

  5. Lori,
    I am so sorry about your mom. She was such a strong, good lady. I know you will miss her so much. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Love you.

  6. Lori and family,
    Our hearts are heavy with your loss but rejoice in knowing that beautiful cousin Judy is now with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! May God’s perfect peace and comfort surround you all as you remember Judy’s life and loving spirit.
    Much love, hugs and prayers,
    The Shocklee Family

  7. Lori,I know this is a very difficult holiday season. I hurt for you and with you. In my memories your mother was a great mother and very caring to all your friends. She is now in a much higher place with no pain and suffering. I am priviled to have known here.God Bless

  8. God bless you Lori during this difficult time. Although I didn’t know you Mother, Mark does and has shared his memories with me. It will be a glorious day when we see our precious loved one’s again. I will continue to lift you and your family in prayers.
    God be with you now,
    Brenda Longhofer

  9. Lori and family,
    We are so sorry to hear about Judy. Eula and I remember all the good times we had as children growing up and spending time at Ethel’s house or out at the ranch.She will be greatly missed.
    Love and prayers,
    Don and Lula Sweet

  10. We were sorry to learn about Judy’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Lori and your family at this time.

  11. Lori:
    I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a wonderful person. I loved to come over to your house when we were teenagers because she always made me feel so welcome. She was a very loving and caring person and will be missed by all whose lives came in touch with her.
    Love,
    Sharon Carrington Madrid

  12. Our deepest condolences to all of you – we send our love and are keeping you in the our thoughts and prayers. Much love – Steve and Chrys

  13. Lori:
    Your Mom was a great lady, neighbor and friend.
    We still remember Pokey
    Monty &; Gelika Montgomery
    Picayune, MS

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