Leonard J. Lawson was born in Elliott City Maryland on February 7th, 1950, to Echol & Eula Lawson. He is survived by daughter Melinda Lawson, his son Gregory Lawson, sisters Glenda DePerno Reed (FL) Marie Power (AL) and brother David Lawson (CA). Grandchildren Ayden and Brianna, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. A special thank you to his niece Benita. Jay (as he was known by most) passed into the hands of the Lord on November 30th, 2017. A celebration of his life will be held on December 6th, 2017 at The Charter House, 1316 Fenwick Lane Silver Spring MD 20910.