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JEANETTE LAWRENCE

June 17, 1953 — May 14, 2014

A Chapter Completed, A Page Turned ... A Life Well Lived, A Rest Well Earned A TIME TO BE BORN: Jeanette WAS BORN #14 OF 15 CHILDREN ON JUNE 17, 1953, TO THE LATE PENNINGTON JOHN (PJ) GRIFFIN, SR & SUEANNIE BURNS GRIFFIN.  EIGHT (8) SIBLINGS PRECEDED HER IN DEATH INCLUDING:  ERNEST GRIFFIN, MARTHA ANN COLVIN, LIZZIE B. MCKINNEY, JOHNNIE B. GRIFFIN, &PENNINGTON JOHN (PJ) GRIFFIN, JR.   A TIME TO PLANT& GATHER UP: JeanetteWAS A 1970 GRADUATE OF MAGNOLIA  HIGH SCHOOL   Jeanette WAS EMPLOYED AT SEARS,  PRO LINE, INC,  AND VIDPRO, INC., DURING HER MANY YEARS IN DALLAS, TX.   A TIME BUILD UP: JeanetteJOINED FREE HOPE A.M.E. CHURCH AT AN EARLY AGE.SHORTLY AFTER GRADUATION, SHEMOVED TO DALLAS WHERE SHE ATTENDED THE RICE CHAPEL A.M.E. CHURCH.UPON RETURN TO ARKANSAS, SHE UNITED WITH UNITY A.M.E. CHURCH (FORMERLY FREE HOPE/ST. JOHN A.M.E. CHURCHES) WHERE SHE HELD THE OFFICE OF USHER PRESIDENT.  SHE LATER MOVED HER MEMBERSHIP TO BE WITH HER HUSBAND AT ST. JOHN BAPTIST CHURCH, ELDORADO, AR.   A TIME TO EMBRACE: Jeanette MARRIED THE LATE BILLY H. TAYLOR IN 1974 AND TO THIS UNION TWO (2) CHILDREN WERE BORN.  In 2005 SHE WAS JOINED IN HOLY MATRIMONY TO PAULLAWRENCE.   A TIME TO MOURN: Jeanette LEAVES TO CHERISH HER MEMORY:  HER HUSBAND -PAUL LAWRENCE CHILDREN:KeTanya TAYLOR, BERNARD TAYLOR,  (extending the love) MARILYN PENN, WILLIE JOHNSON, BRENDA LAWRENCE, SHARON SAMUEL, ELAINE RIDGELL, PAMELA GROVES, PAUL LAWRENCE, JR., AND ADRIENNE LAWRENCE;  GRANDCHILDREN:  ALEXANDRIA TAYLOR, 17 GRANDCHILDREN & 7 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN;  5 SISTERS AND 1 BROTHER:  BETTY BUFFINGTON, BERNICE (JOHN) FINLEY, IRENE COOPER Magnolia,AR; ANN MANNING & ERNESTINE (DAVID) BANKS Milwaukee, WI; CHARLES GRIFFIN  Dallas, TX;   A HOST OF NIECES, NEPHEWS, RELATIVES, AND FRIENDS.  A TWO SPECIAL FRIENDS – MS. SAMMIE J. MOORE AND  MS. SARAH L. RHODES. SERVICES:Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Tuesday, May 20,2014 and on Wednesday , May 21, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m..Celebration of Life will be 11:00 a.m. on Wendnesday , May 22,2014 at st. John Missionary Baptist Church located on East Wilson  with Rev. Berry Dobson offciating . Burial will follow in Unity A.M.E  Church Cemetery in MAGNOLIA, AR.   ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: THE LAWRENCE, TAYLOR, AND GRIFFIN FAMILY WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS OUR SINCEREST APPRECIATION TO EACH OF YOU FOR THE LOVE AND CARE EXTENDED TO OUR BELOVED JeanetteLawrenceAND TO EACH OF US DURING THIS DIFFFICULT TIME.  WE’VE FELT AND CONTINUE TO FEEL THE PRESENCE OF GOD IN YOUR PRESENCE AND PRAYERS. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of JEANETTE LAWRENCE, please visit our flower store.

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