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Visitation at the Funeral Home

Seaver-Brown Chapel
Monday February 3rd, 2020
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Funeral Service

Seaver-Brown Chapel
Monday February 3rd, 2020

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Graveside Service

Rose Lawn Cemetery Mausoleum
Tuesday February 4th, 2020

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Marie Blevins Lawrence

Marion, Va.

Marie Blevins Lawrence, age 94, passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at her home.

Marie was a loving mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend. She loved to cook for friends and family – her grandchildren were crazy about their Ree Ree. Marie enjoyed life, she worked for several years with Royal Oak Hosiery, U.S. Census, and the National Opinion Research Corp. She was active in her church, Cedar Bluff Baptist, and in her community. Marie was also active in the Women’s Republican Party working the polls, a Cub Scout den leader, and a long time supporter of the local Santa’s Elves program. In her youth she loved playing basketball and really enjoyed watching UT Women’s basketball. Marie and Rhea were married for 70 years and were always each other’s sweetheart. Marie loved her family, pets and community very much.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Mathus and Lillie Glass Blevins; sisters, Betty Blevins Porterfield and Virginia Blevins Ketchens; and brother, James Robert Blevins.

Marie is survived by her husband, Rhea Burton Lawrence of Marion, Va.; sons, Gregory Rhea Lawrence, and wife, Leesa of Atkins, Va., and Robert Bates Lawrence and wife, Judy of Marion, Va.; sister-in-law, Tina Blevins of Atkins, Va.; grandchildren, Nigel R. Lawrence, Lori A. Lawrence, and Bobi E. Lawrence; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Monday, February 3, 2020 at 7 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with Pastor Justin Hall officiating. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Rose Lawn Mausoleum. The family will receive friends Monday from 5 until 7 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel.

Flowers are appreciated or memorial donations may be made to the Smyth County Santa’s Elves Program, c/o Department of Social Services, 121 Bagley Circle, Suite 200, Marion, Va. 24354.

To share memories of Marie Blevins Lawrence, please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for Marie’s family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.

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On behalf of the Board of Officers, the Chapter, Employees, and the Members of the Washington County Moose family Center, we wish to express our deepest sympathy and sincere condolences to the family of Marie Blevins Lawrence, in this great time of sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this of sorrow. If the Lodge, Chapter, or Staff can be of any assistance to the Family during this difficult time please don't hesitate to call on us. Sincerely Bill Snodgrass, Administrator - Washington County Moose Family Center

billysnodgrass3 @yahoo.com Jan 31 2020 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to hear of Marie's passing. She was such a sweet lady, and we have fond memories of our Credit Union meetings. Prayers for the family

Helen and Glen Vernon Jan 31 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Marie Lawrence

Emilie Buchanan Jan 30 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear this. Marie & I worked together with NORC and Census Bureau,took sons to track meets.

yvonnerunyon@yahoo.com Jan 30 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Marie Lawrence

yvonnerunyon@yahoo.com Jan 30 2020 12:00 AM

My sympathy and prayers

Helen Heffinger Jan 30 2020 12:00 AM

Marie was such a beautiful woman from the inside to the out! Praying for you all! I am so sorry Rhea!

Emilie Buchanan Jan 30 2020 12:00 AM

Rhea and family-it was with dep regret that I learned of Marie's death. I remember with great fondness our associations while living in Marion.Our prayers for your comfort and support during this time Jim Wilson and family

jim wilson Jan 29 2020 12:00 AM

I have very fond and happy memories of Mrs. Lawrence during my Cub Scout years. She was our pack's Den Mother, and she always made each meeting so fun and enjoyable. Whether it was a craft, field trip, or skit, she always was prepared. Rest in peace Mrs. Lawrence, and prayers for peace and comfort go out to the entire family. Kenny Hankla

kdchankla@yahoo.com Jan 25 2020 12:00 AM

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