Ella Mae Lawrence
8 August, 1928 – 16 July, 2020
Ella Mae Lawrence died Thurday, July 16, 2020 in Port Saint Lucie, FL. She was 91 years old.
Ella was born August 8, 1928 to James Madison Woods and Mattie Genevieve (Redmon) Woods in Warren County, TN. She was the oldest of 8 children and grew up in Tennessee. She married Charles Brown Lawrence in 1948 and had 3 children. She moved to Port Saint Lucie, FL in 1969 where she spent the remainder of her life. Ella, also affectionately known as Nanny, spent summers in TN. In both TN & FL Nanny spent her time watching her family grow and multiply.
She was a retired school teacher, energetic youth leader, and talented floral designer. She loved being outside and was able to grow anything. Her flowers were always blooming and her vegetable gardens were always nourishing.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Brown Lawrence, her parents and her brothers, Gordon “Corkey” Woods, Mitchel Woods, and Altan Woods. She is survived by her siblings Betty Carcuro, Charlotte Sullivan, and Felix (Linda) Woods; her children Charles “Brownie” (Brenda) Lawrence, Patrica (William) LoBrutto, Dale (Carol) Lawrence, and her daughter in law, Cora Sue Lawrence; her grandchildren, Jeffrey (Brenda) Lawrence, Stephanie (Hank) Lawrence, Joseph (Belinda) Lawrence, Travis (Jody) Winder, Stephanie (Flip)Johnson, Jennifer (Khris) Krueger, Matthew LoBrutto, Thomas (Michelle) LoBrutto, David Hunt, Sarah (Joe) Perry, John Lawrence, and Dusty (Trish) Lawrence; her great grandchildren Meaghan Fulford, Jacob Lawrence, Samara Lawrence, Alivia Heath, Parker Winder, Landon Winder, Johnathon Johnson, Trenton Johnson, Dominick Johnson, Katilynn Krueger, Gabriel Krueger, Logan LoBrutto, Bailey LoBrutto, Michael Montalto, Trysten LoBrutto, Lyric LoBrutto, Thomas LoBrutto, MacKenzie LoBrutto, Madyson LoBrutto, Zoe Daniels, Bridget Daniels, Jeremiah “JJ” Daniels, Paige (Dusty) Rollins, Johnna Denzler, Kiauna Lawrence, & Karalee Lawrence; and great-great grandchildren Hunter Rollins, Forest Rollins, Dixie Rollins, and Edward Denzler; and extended family and friends.
Friends are cordially invited to visitation on Monday evening, July 27, 2020 from Five O’clock until Eight O’clock at Outreach of Jesus Christ Ministry, 35 Little Hurricane Road, Winchester, Tennessee 37398. A graveside service to celebrate Mrs. Lawrence will be at Two O’clock the afternoon of Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at the Morrison Cemetery in Morrison, Tennessee. Family is asking in lieu of flowers to make a donation in her name to St. Jude’s Children Hospital. https://www.stjude.org/donate/donate-to-st-jude.html?sc_icid=header-btn-donate-now
Gathering of Family and Friends
Monday, 27 July , 2020
Graveside Service to Celebrate
Tuesday, 28 July , 2020
Ella Mae Lawrence
19 July 2020
Inside jokes are awesome...... and g-ma and I will forever affectionately share one. She made me laugh the times I saw her.... she will be missed but envied because Jesus has his arms wrapped around her so tightly and all of heaven is rejoicing. Besitos.
Forever making me smile,
🌳 The curly haired girl by the bush 🌳
19 July 2020
My sweet and loving Aunt Ella. She always believed in me even when I couldn't believe in myself. She encouraged me to be all I could and not to let bitter memories tarnish my future. She is with my daddy and I know they are catching up on what all he missed. Some day I'll be there to hug you all. Bye my dear aunt.