Lloyd Charles Lawrence peacefully passed away surrounded by family on Monday, April 17, 2017 at the age of 91 years young. Beloved husband for over 66 years to Doris Schmitt Lawrence. Father of Linda Lawrence Grimsley (Jim), Peggy Lawrence St. Philip (Jake), and Carole Lawrence Nungesser. Lloyd is survived by his loving sister-in-law, Gloria Mabel Schmitt Barr. He was preceded in death by his parents, George Lawrence and Beulah Green Lawrence. He was the loving brother of Ruth Lawrence Helmker (Harold), Gladys Lawrence Rogers (Curtis), Margaret Lawrence Couvillon (M.C.), George W. Lawrence (Dottie), Naomi Lawrence Batte (Rudolph), David Lawrence, and Beverly Lawrence Melancon (Fred); and his brother- in-law, John U. Barr, Jr. Affectionately known as "PaPa" to Ashley Grimsley Blalock, Courtney Grimsley Barry (Bryan), Blake James Grimsley (Lizzie), Lauren St. Philip Jones (Kenny), Lindsey St. Philip Brewer (Ben), and Hayley St. Philip Drey (Paul), Jacob Christopher Nungesser IV, Connor Lawrence Nungesser, and Caroline Grace Nungesser; and great-grandaddy to Nolan, Hunter, Reagan, Charlie, Weston, Jake, and Luke. Lloyd's greatest accomplishment was being the very best, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather as well as uncle to many nieces and nephews who loved him dearly. Lloyd was a native of New Orleans and resident of Metairie for over 50 years. He was a Veteran of the United States Navy having served during World War II in the Pacific Theater. Lloyd retired in 1999 from Geo. Lawrence and Sons, INC Plumbing and Heating Contractors, after serving the community for 50 plus years. Lloyd was an active member of the Jerusalem Shrine Temple for 67 years, where he served as President of the Chanters Unit. He attained Master Mason of the Mount Moriah-Quitman Lodge in June, 1948. Lloyd was a lifelong Presbyterian with membership at Westminster Presbyterian Church and then at Lakeview Presbyterian Church for the last 46 years; he served as an elder at both churches. Lloyd was such a gracious man with a huge heart of gold. He was a friend to so many…no one was ever a stranger. Lloyd lit up the room the minute he walked in with that sweet smile and fun loving personality of his. He was one of the best dancers on the dance floor. Lloyd loved everything about Mardi Gras, and always cheered the home teams, the Saints and the Pelicans. A celebration of Lloyd's life will be held at a Memorial Service at Lakeview Presbyterian Church, 5914 Canal Boulevard, New Orleans, LA on Friday, April 21, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with a reception to follow in the Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Lakeview Presbyterian Church, (5914 Canal Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70124) or The Shriners Hospital for Children in Shreveport, LA ( www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/donations ). An online guestbook is available at www.leitzeaganfuneralhome.com.
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