Mr. Lawrence "Larry" Eldridge (1941 - 2018)

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Lawrence "Larry" Stanley Eldridge, at 77 years old, departed this world on December 19, 2018, at Liberty Regional Medical Center to start his new life. Larry was born on February 8, 1941 to the late Bernice and Lawrence Eldridge in Mount Holly, New Jersey.
He served in the military for 20 years, which included two tours in Germany, two in Korea and one in Vietnam. After retiring from the military in 1983, he worked as a warehouseman for the Army/Air Force Exchange Service from 1985 until 2012 when he retired.
Larry was a faithful and dedicated member of Baconton Missionary Baptist Church for 22 Years. He was very active in Sunday School and Bible Study and rarely missed classes. He served in the transportation ministry, but most of all loved serving in the music ministry as one of the church's drummers.
Larry leaves to treasure his memory, his bride of more than 50 years, Sarah J. Eldridge; one sister, Abena Kuumba of Brooklyn, New York, two sisters-in-law: Hattie Goodman of West Babylon, New York and Yvonne DeVeaux of Brooklyn, New York; two brothers-in-law: Roy Cannie (Sharon) of Dorchester, Massachusetts, and Henry Cannie of Brooklyn, New York; two nephews, Curtis Warren of Brooklyn, New York and Raymond Goodman (Natalie) of Fort Mill, South Carolina; seven nieces: Crystal Warren of Conway, North Carolina, Celeste Warren of Brooklyn, New York, Renee Byers (Barry) of Inglewood, New Jersey, Felicia Weathers (Derek) of West Babylon, New York, Kathleen Cannie of Brooklyn, New York; Tamara Bento (Manny) of Boston, Massachusetts, LaKeisha Battle of Boston, Massachusetts and Nadine Reid of Boston, Massachusetts; one goddaughter, London Bell, of Orangeburg, South Carolina; several great, and great-great nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends. He will be sorely missed by all.
Funeral service will be at 3 p.m., Saturday, December 22, 2018, at Baconton Missionary Baptist Church, Walthourville, Georgia. The Reverend (Dr.) Hermon Scott will be officiating. Interment will immediately follow in Baconton Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
Dorchester Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
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Published in Coastal Courier from Dec. 19 to Dec. 26, 2018
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