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.
Published in The Advocate from Jan. 20 to Jan. 21, 2021.