Debbie Lawrence, 57, of Waldo, passed away peacefully on Tuesday (Feb. 19, 2013) at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus surrounded by her family and friends.
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Debbie was born June 12, 1955, in Columbus, to the late Lloyd Willis and Grace (Foster) Smith. Debbie spent many years working at the Marrow Manor Nursing Home, serving there as an STNA. On Nov. 17, 2002, Debbie was united in marriage to Brian M. Lawrence in Stowe, Vt. Those who knew Debbie will fondly remember her for her love of traveling the United States, the enjoyment she got from reading and keeping up with friends on Facebook. Most of all, she will be remembered for her undying love of family. She was a very proud grandmother and great-grandmother, and her family was her pride and joy in life.
Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Brian M. Lawrence; her children, Rita Ann (Jason) Webb and Rick Allen (Pam) Clark Jr.; step-children, Katrina (Michael) Lawrence and Steven (Jen) Lawrence; grandchildren, Terry (Britney) Webb, Ashlynn Webb, Hope Clark and Faith Clark; a great-grandson, Mason Webb; and a sister, Mary (Mike) Sheline.
A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at the Snyder Funeral Home, 76 S. Main St., Mount Gilead. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Paul Staton officiating. Burial will be in the Marengo Cemetery.
If so desired, donations may be made to the American Kidney Association.
Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead is honored to have been chosen to serve Debbie's family. Your private condolences may be expressed at snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Delaware Gazette on Feb. 21, 2013