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Cecil Randolph Lawrence, 75, Orange

Cecil Randolph Lawrence, 75, of Orange, passed away on December 7, 2022, at St. Elizabeth.

Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 13, 2022, at North Orange Baptist Church in Orange.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 13, 2022, at North Orange Baptist Church in Orange.

Officiating will be Reverend Lynn Ashcraft and Reverend Chip Anthony.

Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange.

Born in Houston, Texas, on December 1, 1947, he was the son of A.B. Lawrene and Delores Vanderstay. Cecil was a wonderful God loving man.

He owned Cecil Lawrence Famers Insurance Agency in Beaumont, Texas.

Cecil was a Sergeant first class jump master in the Texas Army National Guard Airborne Infantry. He was a longtime member of North Orange Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and a Sunday school teacher.

Cecil loved the Lord, and he loved serving the Lord. He also loved his family with his whole heart. Cecil enjoyed a good game of golf with family and friends, fishing, hunting, and working in the yard.

He was happy coaching little league, being outdoors, and was a talented handy type of man who appreciated a good building or remodeling project. He was preceded in death by his parents, A.B. Lawrence and Delores Thurman; nephew, Timothy Lawrence; grandmother, Addie B. Vanderstay; and father-in-law, James Bell.

He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Anita Lawrence of Orange, Texas; step-father, Jerry Thurman; mother-in-law, Gertrude Bell; son, Vince Lawrence and wife Laurie of Beaumont, Texas; daughter, Monica Lawrence White and husband Tommy of Orange, Texas; grandchildren, Maya Flores, Mary Dabbs, Marissa Flores, Grant White, Alexandra (Ally) White, Ave Grace White, Tyler Sholar, Lana Lawrence, Brayden Lawrence; great-grandchildren, Norah Davila, Isaac Dabbs, Nathan Dabbs; siblings, A.B. Lawrence and wife Beth, Terri Lindsey and husband Ronnie, Ray Thurman and wife Janet; sister-in-law, Sherry Davenport; and brother-in-law, Jim Bell and wife Cheryl; uncle, Randy Vanderstay; nieces and nephews, Chae Spencer and husband John, Brandon Davenport and wife Tonya, Mica Ham and husband Michael, Allen Lawrence and wife Melissa, Jeremy Lawrence, and Jody Lawrence and wife Elke.


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