Lawnie H Warren Jr.

March 26, 1942May 5, 2021

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Brenda; children: LoriAnn (Dr. Alan) Hughes of Jacksonville, Florida, and Cynthia (John) Francis of Hammond, Indiana; grandchildren: Matthew (Rachel) Fowler, Brittany (Brian) North, Johnny (Meghan) Francis, and Clint (Amber) Francis; great-grandchildren: Charleston North, Edie Fowler, and Avery Francis; sister, Sandra Robinson of Palm Bay, Florida, and brother, Obie Lee Warren of Hanahan, South Carolina.

Lawnie was preceded in death by his parents, Lawnie, Sr., and Ruth Warren, and his brother, Larry Warren.

A native Charlestonian, Lawnie began working at Westvaco in November 1961 in the pulp mill. After completing the apprentice program and then becoming a journeyman pipefitter in 1970, he was promoted to maintenance planner in April 1984. After 43 years, Lawnie retired from Westvaco in 2004.

Lawnie trusted Christ as his Savior as a young married man in 1969. Immediately, God became the center of his home and Lawnie’s faithfulness to God never wavered. He served the Lord in many church positions through the years, including Chairman of Deacon Board and Sunday School Superintendent.

He loved his wife Brenda dearly, and always put her needs and wants first. He is described by his daughters as “the best daddy in the whole world.” He loved the ladies in his family deeply and sacrificed to provide for them.

He exemplified an unparalleled work ethic, was generous and compassionate, and was a true gentleman to everyone he met. He touched the lives of so many people and will be greatly missed.

A viewing will be held on Friday, May 7, from 6:00–8:00 p.m. The funeral will be on Saturday, May 8, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm in the chapel at Carolina Memorial Funeral Home, 7113 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston, South Carolina, 29406. The burial will follow the service at Carolina Memorial Gardens.


  • Visitation at Carolina Memorial Funeral Home, 7113 Rivers Ave. North Charleston

    Friday, May 7, 2021

  • A Life Celebrated Service at Carolina Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

    Saturday, May 8, 2021


  • Interment at Carolina Memorial Park

    Saturday, May 8, 2021



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Don & Henri Doyle

May 6, 2021

So very sorry for your loss. We have some fun memories & good times as we worked together at Midland Park Baptist Church & served the Lord together. Bugs always had such a quiet, kind, sweet spirit about him but was always eager to share the Word with you. Time & distance has separated us but one day we will be together in His presence in Heaven. Please know our thoughts & prayers will be there with you Brenda, Lori, Cindy, Obie & families as you adjust to a new normal for all. May peace fill your hearts. Because of Him, Don & Henri Doyle