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Jane Victoria Lawrence

March 26, 1946September 13, 2020

Jane Victoria Lawrence, 74, of Bartlett, TN, passed away September 13, 2020. She was born on March 26, 1946, in Washington, D.C., to Annie Ruth Powell and Claude Aubrey Rogers. She received her Ph.D. in Genetics from George Washington University. She retired as a Research Associate from the National Institutes of Health. She enjoyed traveling, spending extended time in Saudi Arabia and Greece. Jane adored and loved caring for her adopted cats and dogs. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Daniel William Bruce; brother, Claude Rogers; sister, Ruth Shiftlett; and her pets, Samson, Tiny Girl, and Grey Baby. Private services were held at Memphis Funeral Home and West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, on Tuesday, September 22, 2020. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to SpayMemphis.org.


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Jane Victoria Lawrence

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Debra Meruvia

September 18, 2020

There are too many memories to post! You and Dan were such a great help when I was planning my wedding, hard to believe that was 32 years ago! I will miss our talks, it is sad that I have not been able to see you in person but I am glad that we stayed in touch through the phone! Your sudden passing should be a wakeup call for all of us to take the time to reach out and stay in touch with those that are important to our lives. Rest in peace, until we meet again

Ruth Shifflett

September 16, 2020

Well little sister at least we got to dance in DuPont Circle one new years eve. Missing you. Rest in peace .

Suzanne (Sue) Brodt

September 15, 2020

I have known Jane since high school in Gaithersburg, MD. She was a class ahead of me, but we took some commercial classes together. She has beautiful long, red hair and was one of the few redheads in our school. She stood out in many ways, not only for her lovely looks, but her kind and gentle personality.
Jane has always been a huge animal lover and we would talk for hours about her dogs and cats., and mine. She even cared for a horse at one time.
I will so greatly miss our phone conversations. We did not go long without "touching base" with one another. This is a huge loss for so many. I am still in a state of shock over all of this, but I know Jane would not want me to grieve for long. I know too, that one day I will see her again in our heavenly home. Much love to you, my dear friend!

Tammy Shifflett

September 15, 2020

My Aunt Jane was an amazing lady. I will never forget the time you fought me smoking in your house and you were all fired up and Dan told you to calm down it was no big deal lol I never forgot that I was in the bathroom smoking. You will be truly missed I haven’t seen you in a few years but you lived in Tennessee and I lived in WV but that doesn’t mean I didn’t love you with all my heart. RIP

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