Miles "Candy" Lawrence Jr.
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Miles Lawrence, Jr., the last "Lawrence" of his generation, transitioned peacefully on January 15, 2021 at the age of 97. He is survived by his beloved wife of 70 years, Mary Joseph Lawrence; his children, Gilda (Irvin) Wilson, Lydia (Larry) McCaleb, Greg (Laura) Lawrence, Dedra L. Evans, and Darryl (Liz) Lawrence; a sister-in-law Rosa Lee Lawrence; 11 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his son, Ronald Lawrence; his parents and all siblings. Viewing will be held at Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church Family Life Center on Friday, January 22, 2021, from 8 - 10am. Due to COVID restrictions, masks will be required. There will be a private memorial service for family immediately after the viewing.

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Published in The Advocate from Jan. 20 to Jan. 21, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
JAN
22
Viewing
08:00 - 10:00 AM
Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church Family Life Center
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18 entries
January 23, 2021
We are deeply saddened by the news of Mr. Lawrence passing. Our thoughts and prayers with you and your Family.
Ruby W. Holloway, Lee. A. Wilson Jr. Jackie W McFarland
Friend
January 22, 2021
Manuel Lawrence
Family
January 22, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will miss Mr. Lawrence big smile and extended hand always. May the many memories keep you and God Bless you and your family to continue.

Tommy & Carolyn Mack
Friend
January 22, 2021
Rest In Peace uncle; I will truly miss you. All the time I spent with you and my grandfather (Jim) when you’ll got together as brothers; I’ll cherish the rest of my days. I’m so glad I had a chance to visit with you last year and to see that door you and I installed in your house over 30 years ago still there and knowing the story behind the installation of that door brings a smile to my face every time I think about you. Much Love!
Manuel Lawrence
Family
January 22, 2021
Condolences to the Lawrence Family. May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Patricia Stewart
Friend
January 21, 2021
My beloved father-in-law you will be missed forever and ever. Thank you for your beautiful family, for raising my Darryl to be the man, husband and father he is, and for welcoming me into your family all those years ago. You were a gift to us all.
Elizabeth Lawrence
Family
January 21, 2021
Condolences to the Lawrence family!!! Praying that God will comfort this beautiful family during this time of bereavement. Juanita Taylor, Pearly Modica Taylor, Debra Taylor Porter, and Gregory Taylor
Juanita Taylor Mathieu
Friend
January 21, 2021
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Michael Torrence, Engineer, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Friend
January 21, 2021
To the Lawrence family.
My condolences to all of u. I was home about a year ago and y’all dad was bringing up things that happened 30 years ago. I did not remember. He was a great. Man. And I am sure he will be miss by all love y’all and stay encouraged

Stephanie
Atlanta Georgia
Stephanie Tolliver
Neighbor
January 21, 2021
To the family my condolences to you, may God give you the peace as you go through this transition. My prayers are with you.
Vanetta Tolliver
Friend
January 21, 2021
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Delores Johnson Grisby
Acquaintance
January 21, 2021
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Elaine Pounds Thomas and Family
Acquaintance
January 21, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Ruby Torrence Morrow and Family
Friend
January 21, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
David Torrence and Family
Acquaintance
January 21, 2021
To Darryl and the Lawrence family, please accept my sincere sympathy on the loss of Mr. Miles. I will be keeping you all in my heart during this difficult time.
Fondly,
Tracey Banowetz
Tracey Banowetz
Friend
January 21, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Nora Conner Bovia
Friend
January 21, 2021
My Condolences to the Family.
Candy was my Best Uncle, he was Loved by many. I never knew him to be sick a day in his life. But he was always growing food. His garden was the best and those Mustard Greens was to die for. Uncle Candy, you will be missed, but never Forgotten. I Love You...Your Niece Cheryl in Florida.
Cheryl Ann Marks
Family
January 20, 2021
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Eddie & Shirley Lawrence Paul
Family
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