A memorial service for Vola Lawson, Alexandria’s first female city manager, is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 16 at Christ Church in Old Town, according to her obituary on the Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home website.
Lawson died Tuesday in Alexandria.
Tributes have poured in from countless organizations and officials.
“Vola defined the best of what we strive to be as individuals and as a community,” said U.S. Rep. Jim Moran, a former Alexandria mayor. “She was a passionate activist for what mattered to her and what should matter for all of us—the humane treatment of all living things, a government that works on behalf of all of it citizens, and a mind that is always firmly attached to the heart that motivates it. She was very much what we as a community hope to become.”
“Vola and I have been close friends and colleagues for more than 30 years; she was like a second mother, always concerned about my well-being and safety,” current Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille said in a statement. “She loved Alexandria, its history, and its people; she strived to make the City one of the best in America.”
Christ Church is located at 118 N. Washington St.