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Phillip Eugene Lawson, 52, of Hixson, Tennessee passed away on Wednesday, December 19, 2018. Phillip was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and Atlanta area and a graduate of Northwest Georgia High School. Phillip had a passion to help others and was such a talented and caring person. He made many people smile with the gifts of his creativity when it came to his cakes and planning celebrations of life’s special moments. Phillip worked many years in the hospitality industry in Chattanooga and he brought laughter and love to those around him. He was always an advocate for those less fortunate and speaking up for injustice. Phillip was the biggest cheerleader for his nieces and nephews and supporting them in their life adventures.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ab & Sue Lawson and Bill and Pauline Bradford.

Survivors include his companion Steve Hixson, parents Tom & Elsie Lawson; sister Paula (Randy) Wilkes; and brothers Jim (Beverly) Lawson, and Tony (Mellisa) Lawson. The joys of his life his nieces and nephews, Savanna Wilkes, Grace and Aiden Lawson, and Ryan (Nikki) Lawson and Matt (Nikki) Lawson and great-niece Parker Jane Lawson. His lifelong friend Stacey Goins his beloved dogs Pearl and Lee Roy and many extended family and friends.

There will be a Celebration of his life Saturday, December 22 at 1:00 p.m. at the Ryan Funeral Home Chapel, Trenton, Georgia. Family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 22 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Phillip’s honor to Wally’s Friends. Arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home, Trenton, Georgia.