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J. E. Hixson & Sons

3001 Ryan Street, Lake Charles, LA

OBITUARY

Alvin Lawrence Jr.

July 11, 1952September 23, 2019
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Alvin Lawrence Jr., age 67, of Lake Charles, Louisiana went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, September 23, 2019. Alvin was born July 11, 1952 in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Alvin worked as an Operator for Citgo Oil Refinery until his retirement. He was an avid fisherman and hunter who loved being outdoors. Alvin was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and brother who will never be forgotten.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kyna Bill Johnson, grandson, Randall Carrier, parents, Alvin Lawrence, Sr. and Martha Willis Lawrence, brother, Wilfred Lawrence, Sr., mother-in-law, Irene Chavis Dartest, brothers-in-law, Joseph Donald Dartest, Herebert Soileau, and Timothy Lewis.

Those left behind to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 40 years, Shelia Dartest Lawrence, daughter, Aliesha "Bree" Schultz and husband, Quelon; four grandchildren, Kara Johnson, Ilhan Berry, Cane Schultz, Vega Schultz, brothers, Ronald Lawrence and wife, Jessie Mae, Ray Allen Lawrence, Sr.; sister, Cynthia Nero and husband, Rayfield; brother-in-law, Willie Dartest and wife, Judy; seven sisters-in-law, Joyce Durham and husband, Robert, Mary Manuel, Carolyn Soileau, Marilyn Dartest, Marena Lewis, Martha Sinegal and husband, Eddie, Sr., Shirley Dartest, and Angela McZeal; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until time of service on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Hixson Funeral Home in Lake Charles.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the funeral home. Elder Horace Bernard will officiate. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens in Lake Charles.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.JEHixson.com for the Lawrence family.

  • FAMILY

  • Those left behind to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 40 years, Shelia Dartest Lawrence, daughter, Aliesha "Bree" Schultz and husband, Quelon; four grandchildren, Kara Johnson, Ilhan Berry, Cane Schultz, Vega Schultz, brothers, Ronald Lawrence and wife, Jessie Mae, Ray Allen Lawrence, Sr.; sister, Cynthia Nero and husband, Rayfield; brother-in-law, Willie Dartest and wife, Judy; seven sisters-in-law, Joyce Durham and husband, Robert, Mary Manuel, Carolyn Soileau, Marilyn Dartest, Marena Lewis, Martha Sinegal and husband, Eddie, Sr., Shirley Dartest, and Angela McZeal; and numerous nieces and nephews.

    He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kyna Bill Johnson, grandson, Randall Carrier, parents, Alvin Lawrence, Sr. and Martha Willis Lawrence, brother, Wilfred Lawrence, Sr., mother-in-law, Irene Chavis Dartest, brothers-in-law, Joseph Donald Dartest, Herebert Soileau, and Timothy Lewis.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Bryan Lawrence
  • Wilfred Lawrence Jr.
  • Erroll Reed Jr.
  • Dexter Manuel
  • Keith Brown Jr.
  • Ray Lawrence Jr.
  • Majol Sinegal
  • Ronald Lawrence, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Willie Dartest, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Robert Durham, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Eddie Sinegal Sr. , Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, October 5, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 5, 2019

Memories

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Frances Davis

October 4, 2019

Dear Sweet Sheila: I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you, Bree, and your entire family are in my prayers!
Love you,
Frances Davis

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Biography

Alvin Lawrence Jr., age 67, of Lake Charles, Louisiana went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, September 23, 2019. Alvin was born July 11, 1952 in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Alvin worked as an Operator for Citgo Oil Refinery until his retirement. He was an avid fisherman and hunter who loved being outdoors. Alvin was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and brother who will never be forgotten.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kyna Bill Johnson, grandson, Randall Carrier, parents, Alvin Lawrence, Sr. and Martha Willis Lawrence, brother, Wilfred Lawrence, Sr., mother-in-law, Irene Chavis Dartest, brothers-in-law, Joseph Donald Dartest, Herebert Soileau, and Timothy Lewis.

Those left behind to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 40 years, Shelia Dartest Lawrence, daughter, Aliesha "Bree" Schultz and husband, Quelon; four grandchildren, Kara Johnson, Ilhan Berry, Cane Schultz, Vega Schultz, brothers, Ronald Lawrence and wife, Jessie Mae, Ray Allen Lawrence, Sr.; sister, Cynthia Nero and husband, Rayfield; brother-in-law, Willie Dartest and wife, Judy; seven sisters-in-law, Joyce Durham and husband, Robert, Mary Manuel, Carolyn Soileau, Marilyn Dartest, Marena Lewis, Martha Sinegal and husband, Eddie, Sr., Shirley Dartest, and Angela McZeal; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until time of service on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Hixson Funeral Home in Lake Charles.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the funeral home. Elder Horace Bernard will officiate. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens in Lake Charles.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.JEHixson.com for the Lawrence family.