OBITUARY

Annette (Kirby) Lawrence

March 12, 1942October 14, 2020

Services for Rita Annette Kirby Lawrence, 78, of Lewisville, are scheduled for 2 pm Sunday, October 18, 2020, at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton with Kyle White officiating. Interment will be in Haven of Memories.

Mrs. Lawrence passed away October 14, 2020 in Flower Mound. She was born March 12, 1942 in Grand Saline to Isaac Clinton and Jeffie Inez Burke Kirby.

Annette was a member of the West Main Church of Christ in Lewisville. She grew up in Grand Saline. Annette was the Van Zandt County Queen in 1960. She was the first ever Salt Festival Queen in 1960 and had the honor of being the Grand Marshall and crown the new queen for the 50th Salt Festival. Annette married Tommy Lawrence on March 31, 1961. She owned Annette's Beauty Shop and then worked for Jo-Dan's Salon. She enjoyed bowling and traveling. Her greatest joy was her family and grandchildren. Annette was very well loved and thought of.

Mrs. Lawrence is preceded in death by her parents, Clinton and Jeffie Kirby, and two infant sisters. Annette is survived by her husband, Tommy Lawrence of Lewisville; daughter and son-in-law, Rita and Tommy Blalock of Savanna, GA; two grandchildren: Hailee and Hueston Blalock; sister, Kathi and Rex White; and numerous nephews, nieces and other relatives.

Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, October 18, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, October 18, 2020

Memories

Annette (Kirby) Lawrence

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Anne Myers

October 20, 2020

Tommy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember how Annette was always so good to me. She started doing my hair while she was still in beauty school. We had so much fun as band parents. Love to you.

Tracy Martino Tompkins

October 20, 2020

Annette was a beautiful lady, inside and out and had such a kind soul. I remember us working together as hairstylists after I graduated LHS with her sweet daughter, my friend, Rita Lawrence. You will be dearly missed Annette. My deepest sympathy to all.🙏❤🙏

Rhonda Carter

October 18, 2020

Dear Tommy and Rita. Where do I start? Annette was always so kind loving caring and such a beautiful soul whom I had the pleasure to grow up with. I always thought of her as my second mother and will treasure all the wonderful memories I have of her. Todd and I are truly sorry for the loss of such a lovely lady and an inspiration to everyone who knew her. I am including a picture of her with my mom at a football game. Some of the best memories I have of them together. Our hearts are breaking for you all. God bless your family and RIP Annette 🙏🙏🙏😢😢😢💔💔

Roseanne and Lawrence

October 18, 2020

Dear Tommy, Rita, Tommy, Hailee and Hueston,
Annette was a treasure to both family and friends, a beautiful, caring, loving person who always welcomed us and our children with open arms when we made our summer visits to Grand Saline and Lewisville to visit the Lawrence family. Over the past 50 years, our Texas visits left us with many cherished memories, always highlighted by a stay with Tommy, Annette, and Rita where we enjoyed their wonderful hospitality along with Annette's homecooked meals and delicious desserts. We know words alone do not express the heartbreak you are experiencing as well as the sadness we feel for your loss, but remember Annette's beautiful memory will live on in our hearts forever and may we be all comforted by the promises of our loving Heavenly Father. We love you and will keep you in our prayers as you grieve.
Brother Bobby and Roseanne Lawrence

Vicki Covey

October 16, 2020

It was so fun coming to Texas those summers way back when. Annette and Rita always made my mom and I laugh so hard as they told the greatest stories. Uncle Tommy and Rita, I am so sorry for your loss.
Vicki (Bob and RoseAnne's daughter)

GLENDA MEYERS

October 16, 2020

My condolences to Tom and Annette's family. My heart breaks at the passing of Annette with whom I have been friends since we started school! She was a beautiful lady with a loving heart!! She will be missed so very, very much!

Bill and Dixie McMath

October 16, 2020

Bill and I have so many fond memories of times we have shared with the Lawrence, White, and Kirby families. Annette was a sweet and loving person who treasured her friends and family. She was a beautiful woman inside and out. We will miss her greatly. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family in their time of grief.
With love,
Bill and Dixie McMath
Corinth, Texas

Barbara Alexander Erwin

October 15, 2020

My deepest condolences to the family. I have many many fond memories of Annette and our childhood days at Grand Saline High. May God bless and comfort u in the coming days

Jeanie Freeman Harper

October 15, 2020

To the Kirby and Lawrence families: I share your feelings of loss over the passing of Annette. I have fond memories of days in Grand Saline . May God be with you all.

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