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George Alford “Deno” Lawrence

September 2, 1945 ~ October 15, 2020 (age 75)

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Mr. George Alford Lawrence (Deno), 75 0f Water Valley, MS, passed away on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at his residence in Water Valley.

George was born in Water Valley, Mississippi on September 2, 1945, to the late Clarence and Myrtle Lawrence.
George was a member of the 1966 graduating class of Davidson High School in Water Valley. Shortly after graduating high school George enrolled in the US Army and served as a marksman in the Vietnam War. George was honorably discharged in October 1969. His Medals included:

National Defense Service Medal
Marksman (Rifle) 
Vietnam Service Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge
Vietnam Campaign Medal
Two overseas Bars

George married Gwendolyn Lawrence June 25, 1977, in Rock Island, IL where they resided with their two sons Marcus C. Lawrence and LeVar Lawrence.

He worked as a laborer for John Deere, Moline, IL for 12 years. He enjoyed gardening, cooking, and playing cards. Deno will be remembered as the life of the family, always making us smile with his jokes.

Those left to cherish his memory include his son LeVar Lawrence, Dallas, TX; grandson Marcus C. Lawrence II; Chicago, IL brother Ardell (Louise) Lawrence and sister Lue Bertha (Sis) Folson of Alton IL; his aunt Hattie Walls of Water Valley, MS and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Clarence and Myrtle Lawrence, brother James Lawrence Sr. and his son Marcus C. Lawrence.

*** Public Visitation:
Will be at Serenity-Daniels funeral Home. Address and phone number of funeral home – or link
Saturday, October 31st 2020; Time: 11:30am – 1:00 p.m.
Face Mask and Social Distancing are Required

Serenity-Daniels Funeral Home of Water Valley is in charge of the arrangements.


October 31, 2020

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Serenity-Daniels Funeral Home
206 Martin Street
Water Valley, MS 38965

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