Jeannie Lawson, formerly Jeannie Holzer, passed away on January 23, 2024, at the age of 79 in Port Huron, MI.

Born on August 10, 1944, in Vancouver, WA, Jeannie was a sparkling individual with a larger-than-life personality. Jeannie grew up in Capac, she raised her daughters and was a longtime resident of Clarkston, MI. She will be deeply missed by her loved ones and the many friends she made throughout her life.

Jeannie enjoyed various activities and hobbies. She had a passion for playing Keno, cards, dice, and lively rounds of the board game Sorry. Over the years, Jeannie frequently hosted poker parties with friends and family. In 1977, she joined the Fraternal Order of the Eagles and became a lifelong member. Jeannie was awarded their lifetime gold membership card, a testament to her dedication and involvement. She took great pride in the friendships she made at the Clarkston Eagles #3373.

An ultimate fan of Elvis Presley, Jeannie collected memorabilia throughout her life. She often shared stories of seeing him in concert at the Pontiac Silverdome in 1975. On her 79th birthday, Jeannie celebrated with family, being serenaded by an Elvis impersonator and dancing from her wheelchair.

Jeannie also took pride in her yard work and spent many summers hosting barbecues for her family. Her famous beer can chicken, and cucumber salad were enjoyed by all. She was known for her vibrant spirit, often seen in her swimsuit and driving her little red convertible.

Jeannie is survived by her children, Debbie (John) Finn of Capac and Connie (Mike) Frantz of Capac. She leaves behind her five grandchildren, Alicia Shaw of Lakeport, Kayla (Danny) Bissett of Melvin, Kristy (Eric) Bailey of New Haven, Kelsey (Branden) Gregg of St. Clair, and Dustyn Laya of Capac; four great-grandchildren, Aiden and Olin Shaw and Easton and Lincoln Bailey; her siblings, Joe (Cindy) Holzer of IL, Dorothy (Ronnie) Thick of FL, and Danny (Beth) Holzer of FL, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Jeannie was preceded in death by her parents, Joe Holzer and Edna (Arely) Knappins of Capac; husband, John Lawson of Clarkston; her daughter, Lorrie Laya of Capac; and her sister, Alvina Robertson.

Jeannie had a fulfilling career and retired as a custodian from the Clarkston Public School District.

A memorial and service will be held on a later date at the Clarkston Eagles.

Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Kaatz Funeral Directors, Yale.

Jeannie Lawson’s vibrant spirit and zest for life will always be remembered by those who knew and loved her. She leaves behind a legacy of joy, laughter, and cherished memories. May she rest in peace.

“’Till we meet again, may God bless you. Adios.” – Elvis Presley

Memorials are suggested to “Wishes of the Family”.

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