Lawrence Person
1932 - 2017
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Lawrence Clayton Person, 85, passed Wednesday November 29, 2017 at his home. Lawrence was born May 1, 1932 to Josh and Carrie (Corner) Person in Pittsview, Alabama. He embraced Christ at an early age. The second oldest of 4 children; Lougenia Person Clark, Ella (Samuel) Cummings and Warren (Willie Ann) Person, Lawrence left the south during the Northern Migration to pursue a job at Youngstown Steel, where he worked for 44 years. During which time he married Priscilla Person and 6 sons; Michael (Victoria) Person. Lawrence (Janoise) Person, Jr., Eric (Denise) Person, Bryant (Debra) Person, Darron Person and Gregory Person. Lawrence married Gwendolyn Waxton and became father to Desiree (Dorian) Adams, Elliott Streeter, Dawn (Dan) Goebel, Erika James, Dorrian Streeter, Nicole (Harley) Person, Joshua Person and Gwendolyn (Luis) Sierra. An avid gardener (known affectionately as the vegetable man), and fisherman, he also leaves a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, cousins to mourn his passing. Services Thursday November 7, 2017 at St. Marks A.M.E. Church with visitation from 9-11a.m. Interment Evergreen Cemetery.

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Published in Post-Tribune on Dec. 3, 2017.
09:00 - 11:00 AM
St. Marks A.M.E. Church
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December 6, 2017
I will always treasure memories of my strong, handsome, straight forward Uncle Lawrence. He loved fishing, hunting and working his garden. I remember him bringing down some of his fish for Grandmother. He was there for Grandmother when her spirit was dimming and did a lot that many men wouldn't do. I always enjoyed our phone conversations. Please look down on me Uncle Lawrence and smile.
Sonia Stewart
December 3, 2017
Dear Family:

Lawrence will be missed and beloved for so, so many reasons.

I'll mention a few reasons. He was God fearing, kind, a hard worker, a great provider, and so much fun. He was a constant joy to our family. God must have needed him more and called him home.

Please find comfort and joy in his memories and the great legacy he left for all of us share and hold dear to our hearts.

May God strengthen keep each of you, always.

Miles Family
Annie Miles
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