Mar 26, 2011 – LOCAL PG COUNTY RESIDENT GUN DOWNED IN NEIGHBORHOOD FOR BEING A GOOD SAMARITAN AND STRIVING TO MAKE HIS COMMUNITY SAFE FOR HIS CHILDREN
Temple Hills, MD – March 25, 2011 – On Thursday, March 24, 2011 Gregory Lawton, Jr. 31 known as Lil G, was brutally gunned down in his neighborhood by a known drug dealer for being a good Samaritan while fighting to make the community safe for his children. Gregory brother of Actress Denyce Lawton (Tyler Perry’s “House of Payne”) was murdered for doing the right thing for his community. A security guard and loving father of three (3) young children, Gregory was NOT a criminal or thug. He was employed as a Corporal Officer at The Washington National Harbor and recently a sergeant at The Boulevard at the Cap Center in Largo, MD. Gregory was a young man on an amazing path in working with Prince George’s County to stop the drug trafficking and miscellaneous criminal behavior in his community beginning with his personal apartment complex in a plight to keep it safe for his children and others to safely live and play. Gregory was known throughout the Prince George County and Washington, DC area by many friends as well as strangers that you could talk to, seek guidance and give them alternatives to crime and jail time. Gregory’s murder was premeditated and there were people involved that assisted in the massacre that need to be brought to justice. “My family and I would like to say THANK YOU for the overwhelming amount of prayers, messages, phone calls and visits. Greg aka Lil G to all of his friends was loved far beyond the reach of his immediate family. The abundant and massive amount of messages posted on his Facebook page makes us even prouder to call him a son, brother, father and friend. We are in immense pain for our loss of an amazing irreplaceable human being and to know he was loved the way he was/is reassuring GOD had a plan for him far bigger than he wanted to be,” says sister Denyce Lawton.
Gregory’s Facebook page has an overwhelming response of heart wrenching messages and sentiments from individuals he touched and knew during his short lived life. He is survived by his three (3) children, two (2) sisters, younger brother, mother and father.
Gregory will be laid to rest Thursday, March 31, 2011 and flowers can be arranged to be sent to the funeral home. The Gregory Lawton, Jr Fund will be set up at a local bank for donations to be made in honor of supporting the children he tragically left behind.
Gregory Lawton, Jr Funeral Arrangements:
Thursday | March 31, 2011
Viewing 10:00am – 11:30am | Funeral 11:30pm
Lee Funeral Home
6633 Old Alexandria Ferry Rd
Clinton, MD 20735
If anyone has any information on Gregory’s murder and the whereabouts of the people involved please contact the Prince George’s County Police Department.