Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at a 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Pius X Catholic Church for Wilbur Lawrence Jr., 74, who died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at Louisiana Extended Care Hospital in Lafayette surrounded by his family.
Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery in New Orleans.
The Rev. Steve LeBlanc, pastor of St. Pius X Catholic Church, will be the Celebrant of the Funeral Mass and will conduct the funeral services. Lector will be Karin Taylor. Gift bearers will be Alice Donaldson and Mary Arroyo. Musical selections are “The Lord’s Prayer,” “Ave Maria,” “ Be Not Afraid,” “Psalm 23,” “Shepherd Me O God,” and “Make Me a Channel of Your Peace.”
Survivors include his beloved wife of 49 years, Jeannie Kevlin Lawrence; two daughters, Karin Taylor and her husband, Jeffery, and Dawn Farmer and her husband, Roy; six grandchildren, Brett Price, Kelly Orgeron, Drake Bergeron, Hunter Taylor, Sarah Taylor and Cori Anna Bergeron; and one great-grandchild, Adrianna Price.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilbert Albert Lawrence Sr. and Ann Eulalie Gaudin Lawrence.
Wilbur Albert Lawrence Jr. was born on Nov. 7, 1938, in New Orleans, was a resident of Bayou Vista for over 37 years and made his home in Lafayette for the last six years. Mr. Lawrence proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy. He was also a member of Knights of Columbus, St. Pius X Catholic Church, American Legion Post 69 and the Ex Orleans Club. He coached baseball in Bayou Vista for more than 23 years and was an avid fisherman. Mr. Lawrence worked as a supervisor for the Social Security Administration for many years until his retirement. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Pallbearers will be Brett Price, Kelly Orgeron, Drake Bergeron, Hunter Taylor, Jeffery Taylor and Roy Farmer.
The family requests that visitation be observed at Martin & Castille’s Southside location on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, from 8 a.m. until time of services.
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