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Edward James Lawson
February 16, 1969-February 12, 2021
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Edward James Lawson, 50, died unexpectedly on February 12, 2021 in Manteca, California. He was born on February 16, 1969.
   Eddie is survived by his daughter, Jessica Lawson, his granddaughter, Dolly Lawson, mother, Cheryl Lawson, and brother, Danny Lawson, as well as many extended family members and friends who loved him deeply.
   He is preceded in death by his father, James Lawson. Eddie was a devoted father and grandfather who loved being called “Ompa” by his precious Dolly! He was a loyal friend with a kind soul who was always there for anyone who needed him.
   Eddie, a military Veteran who fought in Somalia, was proud of his service to our nation as a member of the United States Marines. He was enlisted for eight years, retiring with the rank of Corporal.  Eddie was Director of Logistics for a Freight Brokerage business for over 20 years. He also recently enjoyed success as a Day Trader.
   Eddie worked at staying in shape and consistently spent time at the gym. At the age of 48 he decided to give Mixed Martial Arts a try, and at age 50, held the MMA Heavy weight Champion Title.
Eddie enjoyed all sports and was a devoted fan of the San Francisco 49ers and the San Francisco Giants.
   Eddie was also a believer in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior, devoting time to study the Bible and grow in his relationship with Christ. He was a faithful parishioner at  Cornerstone Church, always available to lend a hand wherever help was needed.
   A funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at 10 a.m. at Cornerstone Community Church, 17900 Comconex Rd., Manteca, CA 95336.

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin

Saturday, March 6, 2021