Nova Lawson

August 13, 2020 ~ August 13, 2020


Nova Lawson was born into life on November the 3rd, 1938 in Hathaway, LA as a proud and true Cajun.   Nova was affectionately known to her loved ones as Momo.  Momo peacefully entered unto Eternal Rest on Friday, the 7th of August, surrounded by many of her loved ones.

Momo was an exceptional athlete and a true pioneer, having served in the Women’s Army Corps as a nurse during the pre-Vietnam era.   She was a star basketball player at Hathaway High School (LA) and excelled in basketball for the Women’s Army Corps where she was nominated as the best WAC athlete in Eastern Texas.   Nova remained a sports enthusiast her whole life.  She enjoyed watching golf and most of all, she loved watching her beloved Dallas Cowboys.  Momo considered “The Voice” an athletic event and never missed an episode; her favorite “Voice athlete” was Blake Shelton.

Momo married the love of her life – Eugene Lawson from Ashley, PA in ­­­­­­1961 - who preceded her into Eternal Rest in 1979.  Nova was Blessed with three loving daughters – Ellen Murphy (husband Robert Murphy), Heather Kaiser (husband Richard Kaiser), and Donna Hester (husband James Hester III), and eight adoring Grandchildren – Joe Kousman, Evan Knowles, Megan Murphy, RJ and Patrick Kaiser, Michelle and Kyle Kratzenberg (wife Lauren) and James Hester IV.  Momo is extremely Blessed to have two Great-Grandchildren – Brooklyn Edgar and Avianna Hester.  Momo is survived by three of her six sisters – Francis Howell, Eva Cormeir, and Jackie Watlington.

Nova truly enjoyed life and was always ready to enjoy the company of family and friends.  Without a doubt, she danced to her own beat;  Momo invented numerous dance moves that only she could master, affectionately known as the Momo Dance.  She absolutely loved music and would sing and hum while her heart danced on the inside.

Momo was loved in life – is loved in Eternity, and will be missed by all.  We love you Momo.


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Funeral Service
August 13, 2020

11:00 AM

Graveside Service
August 17, 2020

8:00 AM
Killeen Memorial Park Cemetery

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