Vonnie Lisa Lawrence Morrison

Published 5:23 pm Tuesday, November 28, 2023

“Oh happy day” on Friday, Nov. 24, 2023, our Sovereign Lord and Savior dispatched the morning train from glory to receive our precious Vonnie Lisa Lawrence Morrison.

Lisa, as she was fondly and affectionately called by family and friends, was born Nov. 17, 1963. Vonnie was previously employed with Gwaltney Foods and worked at Unilever at the time of her death.

She was predeceased by her parents, Raymond and Gladys Hunt Lawrence and a precious sibling, the Rev. Andrea Lawrence.


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As with the roots of a tree, her fruit of love is deeply connected and will remain forever in the lives of many, especially with her husband, McKinley Morrison III and their children, Rayshon Lawrence (Freda), Jabari Wilson (Alicia), McKinley Morrison IV and Sharnay Morrison.

It was no secret that one of Vonnie’s proudest accomplishments was being “Nan” to her beloved and beautiful grandchildren. She loved them with an everlasting love and cherished every moment spent in their presence. Her support for them was truly amazing and appreciated by Ashley, Rayshon Jr., Namir, Navy, Jayden, Jeremiah, Amoni, Jabiri Jr., McKinley V, Jocquin, Jamier, Autumn, A’riyah and Koi, who were the soft spots of her heart.

Many have found themselves to be recipients of her unique style and smile, however, her siblings, William Hunt (Virginia), Bessie Hunt, Gladys Hunt, Alan Ray Hunt (Cheryl), Katrina Carty (Stefan), Pamela Reid (Greg), Derek Lawrence (Gershon), all say “Tell the Lord thank you” for having been able to share in such an awesome and amazing life.

Lisa is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, three wonderful aunts, Mrs. Evelyn Copeland, Mrs. Mary Virginia Parker and Mrs. Georgia Jones; along with an extended family network. 

A celebration of life will be held at noon, Friday, Dec. 1, at the Oak Grove Baptist Church officiated by Dr. Anthony Copeland. Viewing will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Metropolitan Funeral Service, Suffolk Chapel.