Peggy Ann Lawrence

August 9, 1943April 30, 2019

Peggy Ann Lawrence lost her battle with cancer on April 30, 2019. She was born in Monterey, California in 1943 to Joe and Margaret Beaty. She had two sisters, Johnnye Balitsaris(her twin) and Donna Brass. Peggy grew up in Knoxville, TN and married her high school sweetheart Paul Lawrence. They lived in Knoxville for a short time after they got married. Paul joined the Army during the Vietnam War and that would lead to several moves around the U.S. and Japan. During the early years of their marriage they had four children (Tonya, Paula, Misty, & Joe). The Lawrence family would eventually settle in Fayetteville, NC due to the military Paul's military assignment. They lived in Fayetteville the better part of the 70s and 80s. Once the children had all graduated and moved away Paul and Peggy moved to Tampa. They lived in the Bloomingdale / Brandon area for their first 10 years in Tampa. They then moved to their dream house in Temple Terrace. Their old Mediterranean home across from hole number one on the Temple Terrace Golf Course has become quite the attraction to residents and visitors of the historic neighborhood. Peggy's artistic vision for landscaping of the exterior and the southern charm of the interior design has become local folklore. Most people in Temple Terrace have been charmed by Peggy and everyone has a story. Peggy is also known for her kindness and giving expecting nothing in return. She has been care giver to her husband who sadly also died of cancer in 2010 and her two parents. She gave up years of her own life to take care of others. It was never a question of sacrifice for Peggy. It was just her way. Peggy will be missed by everyone who has ever been lucky enough to meet her.


23 June

Celebration of Life Service

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club

200 Inverness Ave
Temple Terrace, FL 33617


Peggy Ann Lawrence

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Barbie van Berge- LeBon

May 15, 2019

You will be greatly missed by me, I have never meant anyone besides my mom who loves everyone unconditionally and never wanted nothing in return. You will hold a very special place in my heart forever. I love you so much until we meet again I will share your kindness and memories with others.

Don Cox

May 13, 2019

Peggy and Paul were great Americans, I was blessed to know both of them. We are diminished by their loss, but I'm comforted to know that they are together again. God bless Peggy and her family in this difficult time. Praise God for a life well lived.

LTC(R) Don Cox
Special Forces

Colleen Anderson

May 11, 2019

Peggy was very special . I met her 3 years ago and enjoyed our friendship. She was vivacious, always had a nice smile for everyone. I will miss her.