Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 1, 2009
SUFFOLK — Eunice Virginia Willis Lawrence, of 3583 Nansemond Parkway, Suffolk, went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 29, 2008. She was a native of Suffolk and daughter of the late Charlie and Henrietta Artis Willis. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Elias Willis Sr.
She attended East Suffolk High School and was a member of Poplar Run Baptist Church.
Surviving to cherish her memory are two daughters, Eunice L. Spratley (Fred), of Suffolk, and Yvonne Lawrence, of New Hampshire; four sons, William L. Lawrence Jr. (Edna), of Suffolk, Calvin R. Lawrence Sr. (Renee), of Portsmouth, Vernell Lawrence (Brandi), and Jessie Lawrence, of Suffolk; one sister, Flossie W. Williams, of Suffolk; 17 grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, four step-great-grandchildren, three step-great-great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Lucille Willis; six nieces, four nephews; devoted cousin, Martha Scott-Gordon; special friends, Robert Williams and Daniel Council; several other cousins, in-laws and a multitude of friends.
A homegoing service will be held at noon Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009 at Poplar Run Baptist Church, 5330 Bennetts Pasture Road, officiated by the Rev. James A. Williams Jr. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The body will be taken to the church at 11 a.m. Crocker Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.crockerfuneralhome.com.