Michael Jerome Lawrence
1961 - 2020
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Michael Jerome Lawrence was born on June 21, 1961 in Pineville, Louisiana. He was the oldest of 6 children born to the union of the late Willie Sr. and Bertha Hillard Lawrence. He departed this earthly life on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at the age of 59. Michael was married to the love of his life Trina Young Lawrence for 32 years. From that union is one daughter Zaina Marie Lawrence, foster child Jaden Roussell and grandson, Keion Irvin. Michael accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at St. John Institutional Missionary Baptist Church. He later became a member of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church. Michael graduated from West Jefferson High School and attended University of New Orleans. He was employed as a machinist with Entergy New Orleans at Waterford 3 for many years. He later became a self-employed mechanic of Lawrence Trucking Repair. Michael's passions were hunting and fishing. He was also Die-hard New Orleans Saints fan. On game day, if he were not in the Superdome, you would find him in front of the TV. He was a man that knew everything even if he didn't know. One thing you can always say about Michael is that if you ever needed him, he was always there no matter the time of day or night. He was preceded in death by his parents: Willie Sr. and Bertha Hillard Lawrence; sisters: Thelma Bell and Barbara ""Bobbi"" Lawrence. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife: Trina Lawrence; daughter: Zaina Marie Lawrence(Kevin); foster child: Jaden Roussell; grandchild: Keion Irvin; god-children: Charde' Ireyonne Lawrence and Nelson Paul Duplessis, Jr.; siblings: Willie Lawrence Jr., Connie (Karim) Abdur-Rahman, Angela (Maurice) Jackson, Vivian Jackson, Rickey (Sigma) Lawrence, and Gary Lawrence, Sr.; brother-n-laws: Steffon Turley (JoElla) and Mario (Rhonda)Young Jr.; devoted nieces: LaMonica Spears and Janell Rousseve; devoted friends: Adrian Holmes and Bruce Harrison; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Due to social distancing guidelines, the family prepares for a private funeral service, however a public visitation will be held from 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, 8282 I-10 Service Rd., New Orleans, LA 70126. A mask is required to enter the church. The Funeral Service will be streamed beginning at 10:00 AM on Thursday, July 2, 2020 through the church digital platforms: www.franklinabc.com; Facebook.com/FABCNOLA and Youtube.com/FABCNOLA. Interment: Westlawn Cemetery. Arrangements by D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Ave. New Orleans, LA 70125. Please visit www.rhodesfuneral.com to sign an online guest book, leave well wishes, share memories and condolences for the family.

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Published in The Times-Picayune from Jun. 29 to Jul. 2, 2020.
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July 10, 2020
My condolences to the family.
Charlene King
Friend
July 6, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always, Micheal Rest In Peace!!!! Family, May God give you strength to endure this lost, Ill be praying for you all!!!!
Janice Arbuthnot & Family
Friend
July 4, 2020
Prayers and Condolences to the Lawrence family may God Bless you all
Monica Brown
Coworker
July 2, 2020
Rest in Heaven my friend you will be missed loveya
Michael Jackson
Friend
July 2, 2020
Our prayers and condolences to the Lawrence Family. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.❤
Tanya & Mitchell Lewis
July 2, 2020
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Wanda M. White Moses
Friend
July 2, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Kimberly Joseph
Family
July 2, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Kimberly Joseph
Family
July 2, 2020
He was a very good guy he would do.any thing for u if he could he will well miss RIP MIKE
Burnell Scales Jr
Friend
July 1, 2020
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Louise Word
July 1, 2020
My family was saddened to hear of Mikes passing. We hope the memories that you have with him give you peace that surpasses all understanding.
John & Chandelyn Whitehead
Acquaintance
July 1, 2020
Trina and family,
Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss, but it's all of our loss who knew Mike. Mike and I grew up together in the same neighborhood he was also the Best Man in my wedding. He will truly be missed.
God bless you and your family during this difficult time.
Peter & Karen Rachel
Friend
July 1, 2020
Trina you have our deepest sympathy for your loss. But it is all of our loss who knew Mike. Grew up in the same neighborhood and was my best man in my wedding. God bless you and family.
Peter Rachel
Friend
July 1, 2020

Trina and family,

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Wanda Quinn Doucet
Family
July 1, 2020
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Lori Tureaud
Friend
July 1, 2020
Rest In Enteral Peace and Good Bless the Lawrence Family!
Deron E. Tross
Friend
July 1, 2020
Trina
Please allow me to extend my deepest sympathy. I will always remember Mike who was a great friend to my late husband, Arthur. He was such a kind man.
You and your family are in my prayers
Annette Hagan
Annette Hagan
Friend
July 1, 2020
My deepest condolences to Trina and the Family. My calls to Trina always went like this Hows my girl (her Mom) and hows Michael...... We serve an awesome God. He will give you perfect peace.
Love you
Toni Charles
Friend
July 1, 2020
My deepest condolences to all of you my MCDONALDVILLE family (my classmate Vivian ❤and school Big Sis Angela❤ ) May Gods strength be made perfect in any weaknesses and may His love bring you peace! Rest on Michael
Amanda
Amanda Chopin
Friend
July 1, 2020
Rest Easy Cousin.... My prayer is for the family to come to a place of peace that only GOD can bring
Janices Burns
Family
July 1, 2020
(Vivian & Angela) Our condolences and prayers go out to the entire Lawrence family. May God wrap His loving arms around each of you and may His love sustain you all during this time of bereavement.
Rodney & Shuwana Harnesss
Shuwana Harness
Friend
June 30, 2020
Mr. Mike, as I knew him, always had a smile and a kind word to share. My aunt lives across the street from his shop. She watched my daughter for me for three years, so he became apart of our morning routine. Once she was able to talk, my daughter made it her business to speak to him each day.

To his family, I can only imagine the hole that is in your heart. I am praying for your peace and comfort as you adjust to life without him.
Tanja Davis
Acquaintance
June 30, 2020
Trina my thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family for strength.❤Ya'll.
Tracy Francis-Smith
Friend
June 30, 2020
To, my family heart and prayers are with you all. Sorry I couldn't make it to the services. I will be you all in spirit and love .
Tresa Quinn Vessell
Family
June 30, 2020
May God bless and keep this loving family in his love and care.
Delores Dixon Bergeron
Family
June 30, 2020
Trina, our thoughts and prayers will always be with you. Cry when you need too, showing your expression of love is the only way to cope with the lost of your Love one and continue to keep God in your life as you and Michael always has. The Lord knows best.
Brender and Herb Bell
Friend
June 30, 2020
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June 30, 2020
My condolences to the family. May God comfort and strengthen you now and in the days to come.
Izetta Wallace
Acquaintance
June 30, 2020
To Trina and family you have our deepest condolences! Words cant explain how sorry we are for your lost. Just know that God will comfort you in a time such as this.

Harold, Rashad and Karen Bradley ❤
Harold Bradley
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June 30, 2020
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June 30, 2020
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Drew Doheny
June 29, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Jimmy
Acquaintance
June 29, 2020
Thanks for always coming to the rescue when our truck gave us problems. Sorry you had to leave this way. You'll be missed by many in the trucking community. We offer condolences to your family and pray they find strength and comfort in the Lord.
Jimmy R
Acquaintance
June 29, 2020
Thanks for always coming to the rescue when our truck gave us problems. We are sorry you had to leave this way. You will be missed by many in the trucking community. We send our condolences to your family and pray they will find strength and comfort in the Lord.
Jimmy R
Acquaintance
June 29, 2020
Thanks for always coming to the rescue when our truck gave us problems. We are sorry you had to leave this way. You will be missed by many in the trucking community. We send our condolences to your family and pray they will find strength and comfort in the Lord.
Jimmy R
Acquaintance
June 29, 2020
Thanks for always coming to the rescue when our truck gave us problems. We are sorry you had to leave this way. You will be missed by many in the trucking community. We send our condolences to your family and pray they will find strength and comfort in the Lord.
Jimmy
Acquaintance
June 29, 2020
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Victoria Lewis FABC Restoration and Care grief ministry
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