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.