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Travis Michael Lawson December 24, 2010 - December 31, 2019

Travis Lawson passed away on December 31, 2019 at the age of 9. He was battling an incurable and terminal illness known as Adrenoleukodystrophy. Travis was born in Manteca, California on December 24, 2010 to parents Danyell Johnson and Chris Lawson. He was a very lovable, caring, funny and active child. He always made sure those around him were happy and taken care of. His smile and laugh were very contagious and will be missed dearly.

Travis will forever be remembered and loved by Danyell Johnson (mother), Chad Matsumura (stepfather), Chris Lawson (father), and his siblings; Bradley (brother), Destiny, Liana and Kassidy (sisters), and Ciara Burgos (Godmom).

Celebration of life on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 10am at Redeemer Church, 820 H Street, Modesto, CA

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  1. Steve James says

    Travis is the sweetest little guy a parent could ask for. He loved his little baby brother and parents so much. 9 years of transforming hearts was Travis’ mission from God. His work is now done on earth!

    Travis’ story would not be fair without a true, happy ending. For us humans, death is bitter, confusing and devastating. But for God, nothing is permanent or impossible for those whom he loves, most certainly not death.

    Although Travis’ body could not keep him here on earth, I believe his spirit now lives with Jesus. Suffering and illness is a thing of the past as Travis now exists with God for eternity. Jesus claimed to have conquered death and my hope is in his promise. I believe one day Travis’ body will be perfectly and fully restored by the resurrecting power of Jesus. And we who believe in God will soon be reunited with Travis, forever. Travis is awaiting us, what a celebration this will be! Let us hold fast to the promises of the loving, eternal and resurrecting God.

    “When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. But he laid his right hand on me, saying, “Fear not, I am the first and the last, and the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades.” Revelation 1:17-18

    God bless you little Travis, we will see you soon!

  2. Robyn Jeffcoat says

    I am so glad that I got to meet Travis and his family. I met him a few months back after talking with his mom finding out that he the boy that had ALD the same disease all three of my boys have. I wanted to do anything and everything I could to be there and support the family through this terrible disease in his terrible times. When I met him he reminded me so much of my youngest son Ethan he had the most beautiful smile and the cutest laugh. He will forever be in our hearts and this will always be our forever new family!!! Xoxoxox

  3. Angie Keshwar says

    A very Contagious Smile would be in our Hearts Forever.RIP

  4. Claire and Colin Hurst says

    We only met Travis the one time when we were visiting from Maui and we stopped in Modesto for a short visit. Travis was so welcoming and showed us around your beautiful home. He was especially excited to show us his room and we talked about everything. He showed me school pictures and his beloved toys. He was exuberant and smiley. What an angel. I feel like I knew him well from all the FB posts about your fun life! I will forever be grateful that you and Chad and Bradley, and all his friends and family, gave him such a full and loving time here on earth. He lives on forever. I love you!

  5. Dana Dodd says

    Your Papa Wesley and Nana Dana we’ll sure miss that wonderful smile and the contagious laugh of yours and your mom and dad and siblings will also miss you extremely may you rest in peace my grandson you’re an angel now watching over us

  6. JoAnn Beers says

    I remember handsome Travis when he was just a baby baby.I first ment him at Danyells sister Tina’s house in Hesperia,Ca he was such a happy happy baby. I will miss him so much. Love you lots Travis. Condolences to the family.

  7. Candace says

    My dear sweet baby cousin… you were such a sweet happy boy.. that smile and laugh I will never forget.. we had an amazing day at the aquarium and almost beach a few years back.. I’m glad we got to share that day together.. it will always be remembered. Love you
    Cousin Candace

  8. Stephanie says

    I’ve know travis since he was born…he was born 1 hr before my son cameron. They spent some time together in the nicu and became birth buddies and friends! Travis you will forever be missed! We love you!

  9. Savanna Early says

    I’m glad I got to meet him when we were living with his mom back in 2016. He was such a sweet boy and such a smart and amazing kid. I have still have pictures of him learning how to ride a bike. He will definitely be missed.

  10. Melissa says

    Travis was the sweetest little boy I meet. His laughter and smile would brighten your day. He was always so friendly and free spirited . He will be truly missed .He will forever be in our hearts .

  11. Sarah Shaddock says

    My nephew, I love you, your smile could light up any dark room, and your laugh was so bubbly, and you always had a smile for me no matter how long it had been since you seen you. Please guide over all of us. You are and will forever be our turtle

  12. Robert Cole says

    Travis left a mark on me as well as anyone who ever met him. His sweet spirit emanated from his eyes and contagious smile! He is an amazing gift to his parents and the world!

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