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Georgia Lee “Nee” Lawrence devoted her life to the Lord and to her family. She was a kind-hearted wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, neighbor, and friend. She touched many lives with her positive attitude and warm smile. On Monday afternoon, September 25, 2023, Georgia got her heavenly wings.
A Celebration of Life was held in honor of Georgia Lawrence at 3:00pm on Sunday, October 1, 2023 at St. John AME Church in Eatonton, GA. Interment followed at Eastside Eatonton Cemetery.
Georgia was born on December 6, 1937, in Eatonton, GA to Ernest “Pete” and Tennie Mae Thompkins. She was the second oldest of five children. At an early age, she joined Jefferson Baptist Church, where she was a very devoted member.
Georgia attended Putnam County Public Schools and graduated from Eatonton High School in 1955. She married the love of her life, James Turner Lawrence, and to this union two beautiful children were born: Bryant Renee and Laguatis. They were together for 59 years and married for 55 wonderful years.
Georgia was an exemplary team member at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center and the Enterprise Aluminum Plant for several years, and later owned her own housekeeping service. She loved life to the fullest. Georgia was known for her many talents, including baking, sewing, cosmetology, and making her famous Sunday dinners. And we all know that Georgia LOVED to shop! She treasured her family and her church. Everyone who knew Georgia knew that she had a strong relationship with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was a praying woman, and she always put God first. Georgia was a devoted member of St John AME Church, where she served as a Missionary, Stewardess, and Trustee.
Georgia was an extremely dependable person who was always willing to help someone in need, including opening the doors of her home and her kitchen. Georgia and James enjoyed taking vacations, traveling to casinos, visiting family, and volunteering in the local community.
Georgia was preceded in death by her father Ernest “Pete” Thompkins, her mother Tennie Mae Thompkins, her son Bryant Renee, her sister Eva Julia Oliver, her husband James T. Lawrence, and her daughter-in-law Gloria Lawrence.
Georgia leaves to cherish her fond memories: a loving and devoted son, Laguatis Lawrence; one loving and faithful granddaughter, Carmen (James) Newman; one loving and devoted grandson, Brandon Mychal (Audrianna) Lawrence; one brother, Ernest Randolph (Rose) Thompkins of Decatur, GA; three sisters, Annie Beatrice Good of Atlanta, GA, Bertha (Raymond) Russell of Fairburn, GA, and JoAnn Ford of Eatonton, GA; two great- grandsons who were the loves of her life, Carter Newman and Collin Lawrence; thirteen nieces and nephews, Raymond Lee Russell, Jr., Wanda Denise Russell, Ernest Thompkins (Lytunia), Eric “Shaun” Thompkins, `Pacia Love (Terry), Aachen Thompkins (Erica), Pamela Miller, Jerome Good, Tyrone Good, Carolyn Scarebrooks, Travis Scarebrooks, LaTasha Waller (Neithon), and Aaron Oliver; one godson, Eddie Monday; and a host of other relatives and friends.
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, Which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, And not to me only, but also to all who have loved His appearing.
~2 Timothy 4:7-8~
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