MOUNT VERNON — Michael J. Lawrence, 53, of Sychar Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Friday, Nov. 4, 2010, at Knox Community Hospital.
He was born Sept. 19, 1957, in Tiffin to the late James and Lucille (Kalb) Lawrence. Michael enjoyed the activities he had at the J.J. Ashburn housing community where he made many friends. He loved his family and was always available for them to help and support.
He is survived by his nieces, Jennifer (Shane Shearn) Yoder, Trina (John) Meto and Amy Stander; his nephew, Joseph (Amy) Stander; 14 great-nieces and nephews; one great-great-niece; his brother, Marvin Cooper; his sister, Marlene Stanley; his special friend, Betty Drew; and his brother-in-law, Glenn Price.
Besides his parents, Michael was preceded in death by his sister, Rebecca Price; and his brother, Edward Lawrence.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 2 p.m. at the New Harvest Church, 56 Mansfield Ave., Mount Vernon. The family will observe a private graveside service at a later date.
Memorial contributions can be made to the New Harvest Church. To leave the family a condolence online visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to have been chosen to serve the family of Michael J. Lawrence.