ETHELSVILLE — Rhoda Madge Lawrence, 91, died Oct. 15, 2020, at Sanctuary Hospice of Tupelo. Services are at 2 p.m. today, at First Pentecostal Church of Caledonia. Burial will follow in Vaughn Cemetery. Visitation is two hours prior to services at the church. Lowndes Funeral Home of Columbus is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Lawrence was born Jan. 6, 1929, in Los Angeles, California, to the late Harry and Nellie Holman Dotson. She attended Aberdeen First Pentecostal Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thurman Roy Lawrence; and siblings, Rachel Hargrove, Louise Dotson, Elizabeth Dickenson, Pauline LaCount and John Dotson. She is survived by her children, Timothy Lawrence of Butler, Titus Lawrence of Pine, Louisiana, Samuel Lawrence, Sharon Rose Owen both of Caledonia and Rebekah Barham of Ethelsville; siblings, James Dotson of Dallas, Texas and Joe Dotson of Branson, Missouri; 40 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Jonathon Lawrence, Virgil Lawrence, Tyler Maness, Rodney Lawrence, Ivan Owen and Andrew Burns. Memorials may be made to Longville Pentecostal Church, 151 Herbert Cooley Road, Longville, LA 70652 of Pinedale United Pentecostal Church, 20235 Hwy 22E, Ponchatoula, LA 70454.
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on October 19, 2020
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