In memory of
Michael Jerome Lawrence
In memory of
Michael Jerome Lawrence
Michael Jerome Lawrence was born on June 21, 1961 in Pineville, Louisiana. He was the oldest of 6 children born to the union of the late Willie Sr. and Bertha Hillard Lawrence. He departed this earthly life on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at the age of 59. Michael was married to the love of his life Trina Young Lawrence for 32 years. From that union is one daughter Zaina Marie Lawrence, foster child Jaden Roussell and grandson, Keion Irvin. Michael accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at St. John Institutional Missionary Baptist Church. He later became a member of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church. Michael graduated from West Jefferson High School and attended University of New Orleans. He was employed as a machinist with Entergy New Orleans at Waterford 3 for many years. He later became a self-employed mechanic of Lawrence Trucking Repair. Michael's passions were hunting and fishing. He was also Die-hard New Orleans Saints fan. On game day, if he were not in the Superdome, you would find him in front of the TV. He was a man that knew everything even if he didn't know. One thing you can always say about Michael is that if you ever needed him, he was always there no matter the time of day or night. He was preceded in death by his parents: Willie Sr. and Bertha Hillard Lawrence; sisters: Thelma Bell and Barbara ""Bobbi"" Lawrence. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife: Trina Lawrence; daughter: Zaina Marie Lawrence(Kevin); foster child: Jaden Roussell; grandchild: Keion Irvin; god-children: Charde' Ireyonne Lawrence and Nelson Paul Duplessis, Jr.; siblings: Willie Lawrence Jr., Connie (Karim) Abdur-Rahman, Angela (Maurice) Jackson, Vivian Jackson, Rickey (Sigma) Lawrence, and Gary Lawrence, Sr.; brother-n-laws: Steffon Turley (JoElla) and Mario (Rhonda)Young Jr.; devoted nieces: LaMonica Spears and Janell Rousseve; devoted friends: Adrian Holmes and Bruce Harrison; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Due to social distancing guidelines, the family prepares for a private funeral service, however a public visitation will be held from 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, 8282 I-10 Service Rd., New Orleans, LA 70126. A mask is required to enter the church. The Funeral Service will be streamed beginning at 10:00 AM on Thursday, July 2, 2020 through the church digital platforms: www.franklinabc.com ; Facebook.com/FABCNOLA and Youtube.com/FABCNOLA. Interment: Westlawn Cemetery. Arrangements by D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Ave. New Orleans, LA 70125. Please visit www.rhodesfuneral.com to sign an online guest book, leave well wishes, share memories and condolences for the family.
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In memory of
Michael Jerome Lawrence
Michael Jerome Lawrence was born on June 21, 1961 in Pineville, Louisiana. He was the oldest of 6 children born to the union of the late Willie Sr. and Bertha Hillard Lawrence. He departed this earthly life on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at the age of 59. Michael was married to the love of his life Trina Young Lawrence for 32 years. From that union is one daughter Zaina Marie Lawrence, foster child Jaden Roussell and grandson, Keion Irvin. Michael accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at St. John Institutional Missionary Baptist Church. He later became a member of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church. Michael graduated from West Jefferson High School and attended University of New Orleans. He was employed as a machinist with Entergy New Orleans at Waterford 3 for many years. He later became a self-employed mechanic of Lawrence Trucking Repair. Michael's passions were hunting and fishing. He was also Die-hard New Orleans Saints fan. On game day, if he were not in the Superdome, you would find him in front of the TV. He was a man that knew everything even if he didn't know. One thing you can always say about Michael is that if you ever needed him, he was always there no matter the time of day or night. He was preceded in death by his parents: Willie Sr. and Bertha Hillard Lawrence; sisters: Thelma Bell and Barbara ""Bobbi"" Lawrence. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife: Trina Lawrence; daughter: Zaina Marie Lawrence(Kevin); foster child: Jaden Roussell; grandchild: Keion Irvin; god-children: Charde' Ireyonne Lawrence and Nelson Paul Duplessis, Jr.; siblings: Willie Lawrence Jr., Connie (Karim) Abdur-Rahman, Angela (Maurice) Jackson, Vivian Jackson, Rickey (Sigma) Lawrence, and Gary Lawrence, Sr.; brother-n-laws: Steffon Turley (JoElla) and Mario (Rhonda)Young Jr.; devoted nieces: LaMonica Spears and Janell Rousseve; devoted friends: Adrian Holmes and Bruce Harrison; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Due to social distancing guidelines, the family prepares for a private funeral service, however a public visitation will be held from 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, 8282 I-10 Service Rd., New Orleans, LA 70126. A mask is required to enter the church. The Funeral Service will be streamed beginning at 10:00 AM on Thursday, July 2, 2020 through the church digital platforms: www.franklinabc.com ; Facebook.com/FABCNOLA and Youtube.com/FABCNOLA. Interment: Westlawn Cemetery. Arrangements by D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Ave. New Orleans, LA 70125. Please visit www.rhodesfuneral.com to sign an online guest book, leave well wishes, share memories and condolences for the family.
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