Angela Rachelle Lawson, age 44, of Liberty Borough, died on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at her residence. She was born in McKeesport on July 17, 1978 and is the daughter of Bob and Sandy Spernock Lawson, also of Liberty Borough.
Angela was a free spirit who enjoyed camping, traveling, kayaking, biking, raising chickens, baking cakes, crafting, and living life to the fullest. She was a sports mom coaching from the stands at all of her children’s games. She was a strong, yet sentimental woman, with great leadership skills. She participated in the MLD walk in honor of her beautiful son, Boom Boom. She previously was employed at Olive Garden, currently tended bar at the Glassport PNA Post 750 and at the Glassport American Legion Post 443, where she was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary. She was also a social member of various other organizations. In addition to her parents, Angela is survived by her children, Chase Richel and Kavan Markwood of Liberty Borough and Taryn Markwood of McKeesport; grandchild, Kyi Taylor Lawson; siblings, Dawn (Marty) Yockel of Morresville, NC; Shane (Amber) Lawson of Port Vue; Jesse (Chloe) Lawson of North Huntingdon; loving companion and best friend, Phil Sorrentino with whom she resided; grandchildren, Everlee; Easton; Primrose; Estelle; and Viola, who all referred to her as “Grangie”; nephews, Mihlon and Tahlon Yockel; nieces, Spencer and Kennedy Lawson; aunts, uncles, cousins, and countless friends. She was preceded in death by her son, Brayden Taylor “Boom Boom” Markwood and Scott Markwood, the father of Taryn, Kavan, and Brayden. Family and friends will gather on Monday, May 22, 2023 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, Inc., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177). Graveside services will take place on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at 1:45 p.m. at Calvary Cemetery in Port Vue with a gathering to follow at the Glassport American Legion Post 443. To share a memory or condolence, please visit www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com
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Originally published May 20, 2023.