JOHN DAVID "DERRICK" LAWLER, JR.

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GRAND BLANC, MI- Exchanged his earthly body and life for eternal body and new life, in exchange for peace, joy, and healing on December 3, 2012, and reuniting with his brother, Michael Lawler, with his mother by his side as she promised him, she would be. He's now in the presence of The Father, Christ Jesus, his Savior, and The Holy Spirit. Mr. Lawler's new life of rededication to The Lord began July 17, 2011, his earthly life began March 2, 1963 in Talladega. The first born of John and Henrietta Lawler, Sr. In 1964, the family moved to Jackson MS. and relocated to Flint MI. until 1979 when Mr. Lawler moved his family to Grand Blanc, MI. where John attended Grand Blanc School System and graduated in 1981, from Grand Blanc High School. John lived the last ten years in Alabama. John is preceded in transition by his brother, Michael Lawler; grandparents, Dorothy Millender, Mary Lawler, David Lawler, and Charles Shirley; and several aunts and uncles. He leaves to always cherish his memory, daughter, Tanna L. Lawler of Fenton MO., Grandson, Jeremiah David Lawler; his former wife, mother of his child, Ms. Gail Lawler of Fenton MO.; loving parents John D. and Henrietta Lawler Sr. of Talladega; brothers, Rodney (Sandestria) Lawler, of Cordova TN., Terence Lawler and Gary Wallace of Talladega; 8 nieces, Niesha and Bianca of Cordova, TN., Camesha, Tanesha of Flint MI., PFC Tysheena of Ft. Stewart, GA., Chaniece, Sharde' of Flint, MI., Brittney of Talladega; 3 nephews, Rodney Jr. of Cordova TN., Terence Jr. and Devonte of Flint MI., 3 great nephews, Aiden, Jacoby, Carmelo; 2 great nieces, Ava, Nayveah; 6 uncles, 13 aunts, 1 great aunt Helen Isbell of GA., 1 great great Aunt, Mary Davis of Childersburg, many cousins and friends. Funeral Service will be Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Westview Funeral Home Chapel "Elizabeth Oden Lawler Memorial Chapel" with Pastor Gerald Wendell Lawler officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, Talladega. Visitation will be Friday December 7, 2012 from 2:00pm until 8:00pm at Westview Funeral Home Chapel. Westview Funeral Home will direct the service.
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Talladega, AL 35160
(256) 362-8486
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Published in The Daily Home from Dec. 5 to Dec. 7, 2012
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