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Shirley Mae Lawrence / November 05, 2013

Shirley Mae Lawrence, 73, of Chase City, entered eternal rest Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 at Community Memorial Healthcenter, South Hill.

Miss Lawrence was born in Mecklenburg County, on March 3, 1940 to the late Willie B. and Julia M. Williams Lawrence. She attended the schools of Mecklenburg County, and was a former employee of Jonbil, Inc.

Cherishing her memories are one godson, Shakeem Simmons; her siblings, Ruby Boyd, Corrine Lawrence and Jack Lawrence, all of Chase City, and Rosa Lawrence-Joyner of Richmond, and a vast number of other loving relatives and caring friends.

A graveside service will be conducted Saturday, Nov. 9, at 11 a.m., at Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery, Victoria, with Evangelist Shirley Williams, officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 9-10:15 a.m.

Arrangements are by Giles-Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

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