Gabriel Alexi Lawson-Thomas was born to David O. Thomas and Sandra A. Lawson-Washington on December 1, 1969, in Chicago, Illinois. Gabriel transitioned on March 22, 2017. His father, David O. Thomas; grandfathers, William Thomas and Cornelius E. Lawson; and his beloved grandmother, Pearl Lawson preceded him in death.
Gabriel graduated from South Shore High School in 1987. Gabriel attended Coyne College to fine tune the handy skills taught to him by his grandfather, Cornelius. Gabriel made a career of the past time he shared with his grandfather and became a Maintenance Supervisor at Kennedy Wilson.
Gabriel fell in love with and married Candice Thomas on July 5, 2006. Gabriel has four beautiful children: Gabrielle, Anthony, DeCarlo, and Jordan.
Gabriel had an immense love of music and art. Gabriel was a very gifted artist that liked to draw in his free time. Recently, Gabriel acquired a guitar and had begun learning to play melodies.
He leaves to remember him with infinite love: wife, Candice; mother, Sandra (Clifford); mother-in-law, Gwendolyn; his children: Gabrielle, Anthony, DeCarlo, and Jordan; two grandchildren; Ryan and Daire; four sisters: Toiya, Sacheen, Shelly, and Kelly; one brother, Clifford Jr.; two sisters-in-law, Cindy and Jasmine; and a host of other family members and friends to cherish his fond memories.