Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Frances Lawson

Frances Lawson has passed away this morning, at 6 am. Her granddaughter, Krysten, who kept us up-to-date over the past few weeks and months, announced the sad news today.

Frances was a kind and thoughtful person, who was part of the J-land community in spite of not being a blogger. She would comment, be in touch by email and for those in the States even by phone.

Last October, she was diagnosed with cancer, and in spite of chemotherapy, it spread rapidly. Latterly, it affected her to such an extent that she was unable to live independently, and her care was taken on by the hospice in Pittsburgh, Texas. This morning, she was granted blessed relief, as the expression goes, and passed away out of pain and suffering.

My short tribute does not really do Frances justice, as she had a positive influence on the lives of so many. As her Facebook account is now deleted, I do not have a portrait.  But the image that was on her FB account remains with me, and will always.

Frances, rest in peace. Although we did not meet in life, we may yet do beyond.

A bright star has gone from the Lone Star state.


Addition: this photograph shows Frances and her husband, the late Donald Sr Lawson.
Picture supplied by granddaughter, Krysten.