Peacefully entered eternal rest on Thursday, July 6, 2023. Educated at Alabama State University and The John Hopkins University, Mr. Lawrence retired from federal service with over 30 years of experience as a Physical Scientist with the Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS). He was known for his technical knowledge, business acumen, engaging personality, innovative thoughts, and his love of life.
He is survived by his wife, Rhonda C. Lawrence; daughter, Dr. Felisha R. Lawrence of Upper Marlboro, MD; mother, Lillian Lawrence of Talladega, AL; sisters, Krista Lawrence of Greenville, SC and Karyn Fraction of Charlotte, NC and a host of other relatives and friends. Mr. Lawrence was preceded in death by his father, Dr. Thomas Y. Lawrence.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Ebenezer AME Church, 7707 Allentown Road, Fort Washington, MD 20744 on Tuesday, August 1, 2023, from 10 am until service at 11 am.
An Endowed Scholarship, The Lawrence Family was established at Alabama State University. Individuals can make donations in Mr. Lawrence’s honor at http://www.alasu.edu/giving.