Obituary for Thomas Moore Lawson, Jr.

Thomas Moore Lawson, Jr., 19, of White Post, Virginia died Saturday, May 21, 2011 at the Washington Hospital Center succumbing after a long battle with depression.

Moore Lawson was born in 1991 in Fairfax, Virginia, the son of Thomas and Rebecca Lawson.   Moore was a 2009 graduate of Clarke County High School and enrolled at James Madison University.   While he was on leave from James Madison University, he was working at Westminster Canterbury.   In high school he was a member of the swimming, track and cross country teams.   He was also a member of Young Life.   He will be remembered for his quick wit, unmatched sense of humor, and kindness.

Moore is survived by his sisters Katheryne and Caroline Lawson, his brothers Carter and Brantley Lawson, and his parents Becky and Ty Lawson, all of White Post, Virginia; his maternal grandparents Jane and Robert Gregory of Cincinnati, Ohio; his paternal grandparents Dorothy and Thomas Lawson of Oakton, Virginia; his aunt and uncle Claire and Jeffrey Ehrman of Cincinnati, Ohio; his uncle Daniel Gray Lawson of Sterling, Virginia; his cousins Taylor and Reed Ehrman of Cincinnati, Ohio; and his dog Lola.

A celebration of Moore’s life will take place at the Lawsons’ home on Thursday, May 26, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., located at 15377 Lord Fairfax Highway in White Post, Virginia.   A funeral service will be held at Christ Episcopal Church in Winchester, Virginia on Friday, May 27, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to the Clarke County Parks and Recreation Pool where Moore worked as a lifeguard, participated on the swimming team, and where he enjoyed spending his high school summers.

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  1. Old Friend says:

    A great soul that was understood by few and misunderstood by many. He will surely be missed. As a classmate of his from freshman year until senior year, I can say he had an energy unlike anyone else. He was a bright light, a tremendously gifted person, and a good friend. Much Love to everyone affected by this.

  2. yet another old friend says:

    So many great memories of such a great person. I always roomed with Moore on DECA trips and no matter how nervous or unprepared I was he was always there to crack a joke or just make me smile. I’ll never forget that buddy. Gone but never forgotten