James Kevin Lawrence
1954 - 2018
Swindler & Currin Funeral Homes Latonia
214 W Southern Ave
Covington, KY
James Kevin Lawrence

Covington - James Kevin Lawrence was born January 2, 1954 at St Elizabeth Hospital in Covington Kentucky to the late John James Lawrence and late Bertha Lee Hall-Lawrence. Kevin graduated from Holmes High School in 1972 and attended 4 years of college at Northern Ky. University. Straight out of college, he was hired by Cincinnati Bell where he worked over 40 years before retiring. Kevin loved the company and the many friends he made and worked with over the years. After retirement he worked for Alden Systems Inc. Birmingham AL. but decided, again, to retire due to his illness.

Kevin was a life member of Ashland Avenue Baptist Church and a Kentucky Colonel.

Kevin met his wife, Pam Baird, through school and church. They dated through college and married in 1976. They had two boys together, Jamie and Jeremy, and were very active with their children. Kevin was the band booster president for Scott High School for 2 years while Jeremy was in the band program and was very active in his church while his children were growing. Although the marriage ended, their friendship did not.

Kevin met his husband, Jason Sayers, in 1998 through a mutual friend and they were together from that day forward, finally marrying each other in 2015. They enjoyed traveling, spending time with their families and friends and were always there for each other, through every good time and bad time.

Kevin spent years guiding the HOA in his community as treasurer and as president, accomplishing many projects for the entire community.

After undauntedly battling cancer for over 4 years, Kevin passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family and friends the evening of April 10th, 2018. He was held in their love throughout his fight and was never alone. His family and friends are happy he is at peace.

Survivors include Partner and Husband Jason Michael Sayers of 19 years of Taylor Mill, Ky. In-laws Michael and Susan Sayers of Alexandria, Ky. Sons James Robert Lawrence and wife Misty (Denman) Lawrence of Edgewood, Ky. Jeremy Aaron Lawrence and wife Tina (McKnight) Lawrence of Florence Ky. Sisters Carolyn Suhr and husband Richard Suhr of Norwalk, Oh. Ellen Yelton and husband David Yelton of Springdale, Oh. Brother Jeffery Lawrence and wife Judy Lawrence of Fairfield, Oh. Seven Grandchildren: Mason, Owen, Kylee, Makayla, Layton Lawrence, Skyler Petty, and Natasha McKnight along with several nephews and nieces.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 17th, at Ashland Avenue Baptist Church, 2735 Ashland Avenue, Latonia, Ky from 10:00-12:00 with services immediately following. Interment at Saint Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. The celebration of life will continue at Behle Street by Sheli in Ft Mitchell, one of Kevin's favorite places to eat, laugh and celebrate.

Please make Memorials and Donations to Ashland Avenue Baptist Church.

SWINDLER & CURRIN FUNERAL HOME-LATONIA entrusted with arrangements. For private online condolences visit swindler-currinfh.com

Published by Kentucky Enquirer from Apr. 14 to Apr. 15, 2018.
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Jason Sayers
September 9, 2018
Jason so sorry to hear of your loss.

Anita Schreck - Jacksonville Div.
Anita Schreck
April 17, 2018
Much love to you my Dear Friend
Amy Lafferty
April 16, 2018
Kaitlin Wise
April 16, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss...... may God give you the strength you need to get through this difficult time.
Connie Thornton
April 16, 2018
Dear Jason and Family,

We were so sorry to hear about Kevin's passing. We hope the love of family will be a great source of comfort. Kevin's kindness and generosity towards our family was never ending. We love him and will miss him dearly.

Dale Kenney
Dale Kenney
April 16, 2018
Kevin was one of the most caring people I have met and a truly fantastic neighbor. I'm going to miss him.

Jason if you need anything just come knocking.
Chris Walker
April 16, 2018
Chris Walker
April 16, 2018
Jason, so glad you and Kevin had each other for 19 years. We know you will miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. John and Jill
John and Jill White
April 15, 2018
Much love to all.
Amber Wilson-Overton
April 15, 2018
Kevin was a fighter of cancer and now he is with our Lord and his beloved mother, Bertha, with a new spiritual body and no pain. We will see you again as our friend in Christ.
Janice Jennings
April 15, 2018
We will miss Kevin. We will miss Jason and Kevin. We will miss us. All our love. Joe and Scott
April 15, 2018
Jason, Susan and the rest of Kevin's family and friends,
My thoughts and prayers with the entire family, and all who loved Kevin during this difficult time of loss. I pray that as time eases the pain for each of you, you'll remember only how he lived his life and all of the good times you shared. May our good Lord comfort,and bless, each of you with renewed peace and continued love for one another.
Vicki Courtney
April 15, 2018
Sandy Meiman
April 15, 2018
Kevin was one of my favorite people to work with at Cincinnati Bell. He was always more than willing to help you with a problem or share his many years of knowledge. I will always remember his smile and kind way of treating people.
Michelle Robenalt
April 14, 2018
Kevin was an amazing person! His caring and loving nature was infectious. It is my absolute pleasure to work with him. Thoughts and prayers are with Jason and all the others mourning his passing. Rest In Peace buddy! See you again soon!
Erica Beeker
April 14, 2018
Jeremy Lawrence
April 14, 2018
So sorry for your lost. Kevin will never be forgotten he's now at peace with no pain love you both
Barbara Kaiser
April 14, 2018
Jason, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Our hearts break for you. Kevin was very special and lived a wonderful life, just not long enough. We love you guys- Kurt and Johnna (Reeder) Kleymeyer
Johnna Reeder Kleymeyer
April 14, 2018
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