302-478-7100 Wilmington & Hockessin, DE

Velva R. Lawson

Velva R. Lawson (nee Jordin), age 95, of Claymont, Delaware, passed peacefully with her loving family by her side on Tuesday, April 9, 2019.ย  Velva was born on April 19, 1923, an only child of the late Helen Armstrong. She has been reunited with her husband, Paul Lawson, with whom she shared 49 years of marriage. Velva created lasting memories by those she is survived by daughter, Susan Lilley (David) of Delaware, son Robert Lawson of Maryland, grandchildren Tracy Lilley, June Parkinson, Amanda Payne (Chris), Kyle Lawson (Amanda), and ten great-grandchildren.

Velva provided and cared for her family. Never idle, she worked as a cashier at Hearns Brothers Market for 25 years. Following her retirement, she continued to work part-time at local flower shops. Velva always made time to follow her passion of painting and spent countless hours in her utility room creating treasures for those she loved. Velva loved being on the water, whether fishing, crabbing or just riding. She was quick-witted and ornery, always spreading laughter and joy. She was most happy with family and friends. Her stories, hugs and presence will be missed by all who had the privilege to know her. Her family wishes to express much appreciation to all who continued to provide their love, attention and care to Velva.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Delaware Hospice.


Funeral Services

Services will be held at Chandler Funeral Home, 2506 Concord Pike, Wilmington, Delaware. Family and friends may call on Friday April 12, 2019 between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. for the viewing, and a service will be held at 12:00 p.m.



    04/10/2019 05:18 pm
    Helen lawson lit a candle and writes,
    I will cherish your paintings and my Santa claus statues. I will remember our good times. Have a good time fishing in heaven. Until we see each other again. Love you.
    04/10/2019 07:54 pm
    Jean Howie lit a candle and writes,
    Sue you and your family have my sincere sympathy. I will always remember your mother as a very Special Lady. My prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Love and Blessings....Jean Howie
    04/11/2019 01:08 am
    Butch Lawson writes,
    Very sad to see Velva leave us. She was always a very happy person with a smile. Will miss her.
    04/11/2019 05:34 am
    Nancy craun lit a candle and writes,
    Always remember velva so full of fun. The many wonderful dinners we all had as family at my parents house in Lancaster, fun times when she and Paul took me crabbing and crab got out of basket and pinched my toe. Love you velva rip with Paul and your mom
    04/11/2019 06:00 am
    Donna Hayden writes,
    Velva left a wonderful legacy for all of her family. She was so quick witted and full of happy. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Heaven gained a wonderful angel. I sure am glad I got some good times and memories with Velva!
    04/11/2019 06:46 am
    Theresa Lawson Sommers lit a candle and writes,
    Special prayers for Susan and Bobby as they go through this difficult time. I have many memories of Velva and her passion for living life to its fullest.
    04/11/2019 07:28 am
    Donna Rogers writes,
    To the family of Ms. Velva, it was such a pleasure to have met her and enjoy her company while around her. Ms. Velva had such love for eachone of you. May the memories live on with everyone and help you get thru this difficult time. Godspeed Ms. Velva! The Rogers Family (Gordon, Donna and Cassey)
    04/11/2019 07:33 am
    Kathy Miller writes,
    Sue & Bobby, I will never forget the day she said I was a terrible waitress. Apparently I wasn't to terrible, she got on the golf cart with me and I poured her a glass of Asti. I have one of her rocks on my desk. She is now at peace and gave you many years of love and laughs. Love, Kathy
    04/11/2019 08:09 am
    Ron and Rose Amadio lit a candle and writes,
    Dear Sue, Dave and family. Ron and I are thinking about you. You are in our prayers. She lived a great life. Sorry for the loss of you Mom. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป Ron and Rose
    04/11/2019 09:00 am
    Sally Eck writes,
    Bob, sorry for the loss of your beloved Mother. It sounds like she lead a wonderful life, may she rest in peace.
    04/11/2019 09:34 am
    Kirk & Maryann Bailey lit a candle and writes,
    Dear Sue, Bob & family, So sorry for the loss of your Dear mother Velva. She had a life that was well lived, full of gusto & laughs. May she Rest In Peace in God's Heavenly Kingdom. Kirk & Mare
    04/11/2019 09:58 am
    Wendy Keller lit a candle and writes,
    My prayers to you and your family Bob. May you all find peace during this difficult time. Wendy
    04/11/2019 10:28 am
    Robin Lewis lit a candle and writes,
    Bob-although I never met your mom, she sounds like she was a lot of fun (and had a lot of spunk!) Knowing that she is with your dad is a comfort, I am sure. So sorry for your loss.
    04/11/2019 10:40 am
    Perry Robey lit a candle and writes,
    So Sorry for your loss Bob my condolences to you and your family๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™
    04/11/2019 10:42 am
    Jawad & Rizwana Malik lit a candle and writes,
    We are sorry you lost someone so important and special in your life. We will always cherish her beautiful memories. She will be greatly missed.
    04/11/2019 10:54 am
    Randall Neal lit a candle and writes,
    Bob, sorry for your loss!
    04/11/2019 11:14 am
    Cathy O'Kane lit a candle and writes,
    Bob, I was so sad to hear that your Mom had passed away. I My prayers and love to you and your family at this time.
    04/11/2019 02:07 pm
    Marnie Armstrong Minet writes,
    Thoughts of my cousin Velva have provided me many warm, loving and funny, funny memories throughout the years. We kept examples of her art work in our house. I am particularly fond of memories of Velva, older than the Armstrong bunch ( chronically - Diane, Marnie, Nancy, Joanne and Sandy) bring the โ€˜funโ€™ at any get/together and always willing to โ€˜do hairโ€™ and polish the fingernails and toenails of 5 little cousins.๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜ขโค๏ธMarnie
    04/11/2019 04:41 pm
    GLORIA P FEEHLEY writes,
    Dear Bob, I send my deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your mother, You're in my thoughts and prayers. Gloria
    04/11/2019 05:01 pm
    Bob Bishop writes,
    Bob, sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family.
    04/11/2019 05:20 pm
    Nick Glorioso lit a candle and writes,
    Bob, Sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace.
    04/11/2019 09:22 pm
    Susan Cummings writes,
    So sorry to hear about your mom passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Love Sue
    04/11/2019 10:42 pm
    Brian Niebauer Jr lit a candle and writes,
    Aunt Susie and Uncle Bobby, I am very sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers. Please try and remember she is in a better place, and remember the good times you had with her. Even though it is difficult at the moment. She will surly be missed. God bless
    04/12/2019 04:16 pm

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