Mary Lawrence

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Mary Edith Mason Lawrence, 73, of 1422 Sierra Drive, Suffolk, Va., died Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009 at Sentara Obici Hospital. She was a native of Isle of Wight County, Va. and the daughter of the late Arthur L. Mason Sr. and Ella Joe Perkerson Turner. She was also predeceased by her husband, Claude L. Lawrence Jr.
She attended Isle of Wight Training School and retired as a domestic worker. She was a member of Greater Sweet Beulah Apostolic Church (P.A. of W. Inc.), where she was a member of the Lottie Jordan Missionary Circle, Mothers Board, past President of the Missionary Choir, Pastor’s Aid, and the Virginia State Council Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. and Deaconess Board.
She leaves to cherish her memory three daughters, Wanda Stallings, Claudette Mason (William) both of Suffolk, Linda Holland (Rev. Alexander), of Portsmouth, Va., a foster daughter, Annie Stallings (Melvin), of Suffolk; three sons, Reginald (Donnie) Lawrence, Gregory A. Lawrence, both of Suffolk and Ronald V. Lawrence (Peggie) of Stockbridge, Ga.; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; stepmother, Ella Mae Johnson Mason of Smithfield, Va.; one brother, Arthur L. Mason Jr. (Mary), of Suffolk, two stepbrothers, Curtis Johnson, of Newport News, Va., and Micky Earl Johnson, of Smithfield; two sisters-in-law, Cora Rious, of Washington, D.C. and Margaret Price, of Melbourne, Fla.; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A funeral service will be held at noon, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009 at Metropolitan Baptist Church officiated by Bishop Madison G. Copeland. The body will be in church at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in Holly Lawn Cemetery. The family will assemble at the residence for procession to the church at 11 a.m. Visitation with the family will be Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Greater Sweet Beulah Apostolic Church. Crocker Funeral Home, Inc. is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be extended to the family at

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