Joseph A. Lawrence
Joseph A. Lawrence
  • September 30, 1952 - October 2, 2012
  • Madison, Mississippi

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Joe Lawrence, 60, passed away October 2, 2012, with his family at his side. Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at Broadmoor Baptist Church in Madison, Mississippi from 9:00 am- 11:00 am, followed by a memorial service. Mr. Lawrence was born on September 30, 1952 to Joseph and Jacqueline Hohman Lawrence in Jackson, Mississippi.

Joe graduated from Ole Miss in 1979 and was a proud alumni and supporter of Ole Miss. He was the ultimate optimist and always believed only the best about Ole Miss. For 32 years, he was employed with Owens & Minor, where every customer became his closest friend. He was recognized for Sales Excellence as a top producer year after year and was dearly loved by everyone.
Mr. Lawrence was a fighter who never complained. He held up those around him with his strong faith in God and fabulous sense of humor. When you were loved by Joe, you were truly loved. His glass was not half full; it was always overflowing.

Joe was a proud father of two sons, Josh and Jackson, and supported them in everything they did. He enjoyed spending time with them at Ole Miss games, playing golf and traveling. He was their biggest fan and he was their hero.

Joe was married to his devoted wife Michele for 15 years. They shared a life together in Madison, Mississippi with their son Jackson. They enjoyed traveling, Jackson's sports and spending quality time together. They lived life to the fullest and were always supportive of each other.

Mr. Lawrence is survived by his wife Michele, his two sons Josh and Jackson, his father Joseph Lawrence and his wife Mayme Lee Lawrence and brother Kevin Lawrence, his wife Rhonda Lawrence and their children Cortney, Morgan, Mitch and Matt.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Grace Shumaker and the entire staff of Jackson Oncology, Baptist Hospital 6C and Vanderbilt Hospital for their tireless devotion.

Memorials may be made to the Lukemia and Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202,
Jackson Lawrence College Fund. c/o Bancorp South, 2714 Main St. Madison, MS 39110, Account #82900011621063.

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