OBITUARY

Mildred Buck Lawrence

February 22, 1935November 29, 2018
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Mildred Buck Lawrence

Known to most Family and loved ones as our beloved Nanny, Mildred Buck Lawrence of Austin Texas was born on Feb. 22, 1935 in Liberty Hill Texas. She passed away at her home, surrounded by Family and friends on Nov 29, 2018. On Valentine’s Day 1977, with a giant leap of faith, she gave her blessing and joined her husband, Harold Lawrence (Poppy), in opening Harold’s Wholesale, a grocery supply company in San Marcos Texas. In retirement, both Nanny and Poppy loved making frequent trips to Lake Tahoe, Las Vegas, and Louisiana with her sisters and brother in law to enjoy slot machines and just spending time together with her siblings.

Nanny was 1 of 11 children born to Luther and Mary Buck. She was preceded in death by her parents and 8 brothers and sisters. She is survived by her loving husband of over 65 years, Harold Lawrence, her children Gary Lawrence and his wife Denise of Hutto, Terry Lawrence and his wife Rhonda of Buda, Lori Herrington and her husband Lance of Amarillo, and Larry Lawrence and wife Beth of Burnet. She had 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren with the #14 on the way. She is also survived by her very special younger sisters Shirley Childers of Round Rock, and Betty Italian of New Braunfels.

Please note there are 3 locations for Visitation, Funeral Services and Internment:

Visitation: Date – Sunday, December 2, 2018 Hours – 2:00pm-4:00pm Location – Cook Walden Funeral Home 6100 N Lamar Blvd Austin, TX 78752

Funeral Service: Date – Monday, December 3, 2018 Hours – 11:00am-12:00pm - Service 12:00pm-1:30pm – Visitations and Connect with the Family with a meal Location – **Austin Baptist Church 7016 Ribelin Ranch Dr. Austin, TX 78750

Internment: Date – Monday Dec 3, 2018 Hours – 2:30 or as soon as we arrive Location – Cook Walden Capital Parks Cemetery 14501 N IH-35 Pflugerville, TX 78660

**In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Austin Baptist Church in her name (Address listed above)

  • FAMILY

  • Mildred LaVerne Lawrence was 1 of 11 children born to Luther and Mary Buck. She was preceded in death by her parents and 8 brothers and sisters.

    She is survived by her loving husband of over 65 years, Harold Lawrence, her children Gary Lawrence and his wife Denise of Hutto, Terry Lawrence and his wife Rhonda of Buda, Lori Herrington and her husband Lance of Amarillo, and Larry Lawrence and wife Beth of Burnet.

    She had 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren with the #14 on the way. She is also survived by her very special younger sisters Shirley Childers of Round Rock, and Betty Italian of New Braunfels.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Nick Guajardo, Pallbearer
  • Chad Lawrence, Pallbearer
  • Brandon Lawrence, Pallbearer
  • Heath Herrington, Pallbearer
  • Blake Herrington, Pallbearer
  • Blake Luther, Pallbearer
  • Pat Goodsell, Pallbearer
  • Cameron Lindgren, Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, December 2, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, December 3, 2018
REMEMBERING

Mildred Buck Lawrence

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Brandon Lawrence

December 12, 2018

Nanny had an unbelievable gift of making everyone feel as if they were the most important person in the world. She loved everyone fiercely and genuinely, and would never let you leave hungry! I’m so glad Kaylin got to know you and love you and that you were able to be a part of our wedding! Thank you for being an amazing role model both in life and faith, and we will continue to try to follow in you and Poppy’s footsteps as closely as possible!

We love you so much Nanny!

Kaylin Lawrence

December 12, 2018

Nanny, you were definitely one is the sweetest ladies I’ve ever met! From the first time I met you, you treated me like I was part of the family. You were so warm and welcoming, and your laugh was infectious. I loved that I felt right at home when we would visit you, and you always made sure we never left hungry. Love you and miss you!

Britni Luther

December 12, 2018

Nanny, you truly were a Proverbs 31 woman! I want to be like you when I grow up :) Goodness I love you so much and am just so thankful that I get to call you MY Nanny! Whether it was chocolate milk, biscuits and gravy, beans or sweet tea, you sure knew how to keep us all fed and hydrated! I will dearly miss your laugh, your smile, your shocked face when someone (usually one of your sons) said something borderline inappropriate but funny, your happy birthday songs, seeing your handwriting on a mailed card and hearing you say “Y’all come see us!” I’ll certainly see you later, Nanny!
xoxo

Blake Luther

December 12, 2018

Nanny will always hold a special place in my heart. I’m forever grateful for the eight years I was able to know her and the five years I got to officially call her family, although she treated me as such from day one. She will be sorely missed by all. Thank you for laughing with us, never letting us leave your house hungry and always saying those four sweet words as we walked out the door “Y’all come see us!”

Terry Lawrence

December 11, 2018

Oh what I would give for one more hug or one more kiss or one more smile!
Oh what I would give for one more round of your gravy and biscuits, cinnamon toast or oatmeal with just the right amount of milk and sugar. Thank you for always being there for us and for making sure that we knew our Lord and Savior. You will forever be remembered and not one day will go by, that I don't think about you and thank God for letting me be your son! You were PERFECT in my eyes! I will love you forever!!!

Terry

Rhonda Lawrence

December 11, 2018

I couldn't ask for a better Mother-in-law. For the last 40 years she's treated me like one of her own. Her welcoming spirit always made everyone feel comfortable and loved. She couldn't wait to offer food and drink when you walked in the door. Hospitality was definitely one of her gifts, and she was the best at it! It's been very evident, over the course of the last 10 days, how many people she touched with this gift and her many others. I'll miss hearing her say "The Good Lord willing" when asked if she would be at a scheduled event or gathering. He was always in control! I'm blessed to have known and loved our sweet Nanny, and look forward to seeing her again one day.

Jordan Goodsell

December 10, 2018

I will so miss walking into Nanny and Poppy's house always being greeted at the door by both of them with big smiles and even bigger hugs! Wish I could of visited more often. The conversations and catch ups were always nice, and we always played a game of Wahoo (Nanny always won- showing no mercy every time she sent me back to the start). Even if I had just eaten before I got to the house she would ask me at least 5 times if I was hungry or needed anything to drink....I normally left with water and about 10 packs of crackers :)
I love you so much Nanny and so wish you could make me that sandwich now! I'd eat it even if I were full! Can't wait to see you again one day!

Blake Herrington

December 10, 2018

I can remember every time I went over to Nanny and Poppy’s house she would never turn down a game of Wahoo. It took me a while to realize that she did not do it because she loved the game, but because she wanted to be with me. I love you so much Nanny, and I can’t wait to see you again!

Lori Herrington

December 10, 2018

Oh, how I wish I could here the words, “I love you, sweetie” or “Bye bye, sweetie, one more time.
Thank you, mom, for being there, for the discipline and correction we so needed as children, for helping to provide for us, for your yummy food, for sending me to charm school, for your patience with four children (whew!), for your hugs and words of encouragement, for loving our dad, for being the best grandmother and great grandmother our family could have, for your laughs, for loving our friends the minute they walked through the door, for your beautiful smile, for your calls, for you and dad always singing Happy Birthday to us, for loving us fiercely, and for being a mom who prayed diligently for her family.
I could thank the Lord everyday for you for the rest of my life, but it wouldn’t be enough to express how grateful I really am. Oh, how I miss you, mom.
I love you and I’ll see you soon!
Lori

Gary Lawrencr

December 10, 2018

Thank God for praying mothers. Mom not only loved,supported, and provided for all of us but she prayed faithfully for family and friends. I know that during my time away from God, she prayed for me daily and I could always feel the draw to return. Thank you mom for everything and for loving everyone. I have heard it said so many times but God could not have given us better parents. Love you mom

Biography

Known to most Family and loved ones as our beloved Nanny, Mildred Buck Lawrence of Austin Texas was born on Feb. 22, 1935 in Liberty Hill Texas. She passed away at her home, surrounded by Family and friends on Nov 29, 2018. On Valentine’s Day 1977, with a giant leap of faith, she gave her blessing and joined her husband, Harold Lawrence (Poppy), in opening Harold’s Wholesale, a grocery supply company in San Marcos Texas. In retirement, both Nanny and Poppy loved making frequent trips to Lake Tahoe, Las Vegas, and Louisiana with her sisters and brother in law to enjoy slot machines and just spending time together with her siblings.

Nanny was 1 of 11 children born to Luther and Mary Buck. She was preceded in death by her parents and 8 brothers and sisters. She is survived by her loving husband of over 65 years, Harold Lawrence, her children Gary Lawrence and his wife Denise of Hutto, Terry Lawrence and his wife Rhonda of Buda, Lori Herrington and her husband Lance of Amarillo, and Larry Lawrence and wife Beth of Burnet. She had 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren with the #14 on the way. She is also survived by her very special younger sisters Shirley Childers of Round Rock, and Betty Italian of New Braunfels.