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She had fourteen grandchildren and one hundred seventy-nine foster children

Annie Jean Milton Lawrence

1946 - 2020

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McKenzie, Tenn. - Graveside services for Annie Jean Milton Lawrence are Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 1 p.m. at Greenwood Cemetery, Paris, Tenn. The family will have a walkthrough visitation on Saturday morning before the service at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Mrs. Lawrence, 74, a retired factory worker for Gaines MFG and the Milan Arsenal died August 27, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Hospital Carroll Co. She was born in Henry, Tenn. on January 18, 1946 to John and Artie Mai Owens Milton. She was of the Pentecostal Apostolic Church of God Faith. She attended the Henry Community Pentecostal Apostolic Church where she was made the mother of the church. She worked on the mother’s board, she was a trustee of the church, assistant secretary of the Sunday School Department, on the Kitchen Committee, worked with the Foreign Missions Department, and sung in the choir. She is a member of the Southeastern District Council, The Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia Council and the PCAFL organization. For the past six months, she attended Straight Way Apostolic of McKenzie. She remained a faithful member to both establishments until her death.

She is survived by her husband of forty-one years, Charles Thomas Lawrence, her children, Charles Belmont, of Chicago, Ill., Charles Anthony (Heather) Lawrence of Camden, Charles Thomas Lawrence, Jr. and Maurice Lee Lawrence, both of McKenzie,  Teresa A Collins of Dyer, Dana Lawrence of San Antonio, Texas, Bervie Lawrence of Nashville, Lisa Lawrence and Angel Lawrence, both of McKenzie, special mentions, Shalonda Blankenship of Nashville, Debra Tharpe Joiner of Indianapolis, her siblings, James Lee Milton (companion Marva Bledsoe) of Trezevant, Eddie Lewis (Shirley) of McKenzie, Laura (Charles) Warren of Trezevant, Onita Thomas of Huntingdon and Wilma Milton of McKenzie, fourteen grandchildren, one hundred seventy-nine foster children, a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins and friends and church members.

She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers Fred (Jackie) Milton, William (Mamie) Milton, George Milton and sisters, Pearlie Mai (Melvin) Tharpe, Peggy (James) Henry and Mattie (Raymond) Porter.

Brummitt McKenzie Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. If you need assistance please call 731-352-4848 or visit our website at brummittmckenziefuneralhome.com. +

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