Funeral services celebrating the life of Herman Lewis Lawson, 73, of Mansfield, Louisiana will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 6, 2022, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Mansfield, Louisiana. Burial will follow at Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Carmel, Louisiana. Father Mark Franklin will be officiating the service. A visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Rosary will be held at 9:45 a.m.
Herman was born June 23, 1949, in Mansfield, Louisiana to Marie and Herman W. Lawson. He entered into eternal rest on Monday, October 3, 2022, in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Herman was a lifelong resident of Mansfield, Louisiana. Herman graduated from Northwestern State University and Louisiana State University Law School. He practiced Law in DeSoto Parish for 46 years. Herman loved St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and was a very devoted parishioner. He served on the church finance council and was honored to serve until his passing. He also loved his second home, Mansfield Country Club all his life.
Herman was able to have his dream of building a hunting camp become a reality in Mound, Louisiana. 7-8-9 Legacy was truly Herman’s happiest place on earth. His memory will live on through his grandchildren and future generations.
Preceding Herman in death were his parents. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 49 years, Becky Lawson; son, Timothy Lawson, and wife, Allyson; daughter, Haley Lawson; grandchildren, McCullough, Bennett, and Lang Lawson, and Trip Payn; sister-in-law, Prissy Mount, and husband, George; niece, Emily Mount; extended family, Harry Lawson, Berl Lawson, and Jane Welborn.
Honoring Herman as pallbearers will be G.B. “Sonny” Hall, John Garmany, Ricky Weeks, Berl Lawson, Bennett Lawson, Lang Lawson, Trip Payn, and Timothy Lawson. Honorary pallbearers will be Donnie Dufour, Charles Miller, LeRoy Poston, Cecil Gates, A.W. Medaries, Travis Bedsole, Jim Ruffin, Scott Payn, and Daniel Cleveland.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Mansfield Building Fund, 305 Jefferson St., Mansfield, Louisiana 71052; St. Joseph Catholic School, 1210 Anniston Ave., Shreveport, Louisiana 71105; or Loyola College Prep, 921 Jordan Street, Shreveport, Louisiana 71101.