Christopher "Chris" Lawson, 31, formerly of Bradenton, died March 2, 2013 at home in Louisville, Kentucky. He was a lifelong resident of Manatee County, a graduate of Bayshore High School and attended the University of Florida.
Survivors include his mother and stepdad Debbie and David Roehlig, father and stepmother John and Terrie Lawson, special grandmother Anne Roehlig, special grandparents Art and Sharon Richter, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and loved ones.
A funeral service officiated by Rev. Jeff Weaver will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 1:00 pm at Groover Funeral Home at Mansion Memorial Park in Ellenton. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to sponsor mission trips through the Student Ministry at Lakewood Christian Church, 8374 Market Street, # 206, Lakewood Ranch, Florida 34202.