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Cynthia Arlene Lawson (Westmoreland)
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Obituary for Cynthia Arlene Lawson (Westmoreland)

Cynthia Arlene (Westmoreland) Lawson went home to be with the Lord, peacefully, on February 19, 2018 after battling with Lewy-Body Dementia for over three years.

Cynthia, originally from Springfield, Ohio, was the sixth of eight children born to Wallace and Margaret Westmoreland. After graduating from Springfield South High School, Cynthia attended Central State University, in Wilberforce, Ohio, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She worked a variety of jobs over her career including Investment Banking and Human Resources. However, Cynthia derived her greatest professional pleasure in her work with children; first, as an in-home day care provider, and finally as an elementary school teacher. Nonetheless, the pride of Cynthia’s life were her two sons and four grandchildren -- to know Cynthia, was to know her family and she unabashedly praised them.

A devout Christian, Cynthia had been a member of St. John’s Baptist Church (Springfield, Ohio), Union Baptist Church (White Plains, New York), Second Baptist Church, Greater Love Baptist Church, Flintridge Baptist Church, and Christ Memorial Baptist Church. Additionally, Cynthia served on a number of community boards, civic associations, and was a member of the National Council of Negro Women.

In addition to her parents, Cynthia was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, Jaye Lawson (2000), three brothers, Wallace, Ashley and Stephen Westmoreland, and her older sister June Jackson.

Cynthia is survived by her aforementioned sons, Jason (Abralyn) Lawson and Daron Lawson; grandchildren, Malcolm, Myles, Makenna and Morgan; sisters, Toby Truss, Sharon King, and Rebekah (Napoleon) Biles; mother-in-law Susan Glenn; sister-in-law Joyce Casey; and a host of nieces, nephews, wonderful friends and “adopted” children.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made either to Bella Care Hospice or to the Lewy Body Dementia Association.

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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Vineyard Columbus Church

6000 Cooper Road
Westerville, OH 43081

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Bella Care Hospice or The Lewy Body Dementia Association in memory of Cynthia Lawson (see links below). This is a family-directed memorial gathering; therefore, floral deliveries and church letters/resolutions will not be accepted at the funeral home. Please contact the church bereavement coordinator or a member of the family for additional information or delivery instructions. Thank you.

Family Directed Memorial Service




11:00 AM
Vineyard Columbus Church

6000 Cooper Road
Westerville, OH 43081

Memorial Contribution

Bella Care Hospice / Celebrate Life Foundation

2215 Citygate Drive, Suite E; Columbus, Ohio 43219 Phone: (614) 473-0044

Lewy Body Dementia Association

By mail: 912 Killian Hill Road, S.W.; Lilburn, GA 30047 Phone Inquiries: (404) 418-7396

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