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Gladys Alberta Lawrence was born December 30, 1925 to George and Jimmie Butler, passed away April 20, 2017.  She loved to cook and take care of her family

She accepted Jesus Christ at an early age and was a member of Avondale Baptist Church and retired from Standard Coosa Thatcher after 32 years of hard work.

Survived by children, Reva McCluskey, Quinn Lawrence, Greta Ray, Lisa Lawrence, Lolita Lawrence, and Mario Lawrence; Sisters, Sadie and Hazel; Brothers, Wallace and Harold; 11 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held May 4, 2017 at 1:00 PM in the chapel. The body will lie in state after 12 Noon Wednesday and family will receive friends from 6-7 PM. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101  Dodds Ave. 622-9995.



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  • Tuesday, April 25, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ John P. Franklin Funeral Home
  • Friday, April 28, 2017
    So sorry to hear about Gladys. These are moments difficult to endure. May you find some comfort in the scripture found at Nahum 1:7 which reads: "Jehovah is good, a stronghold in the day of distress. He is mindful of those seeking refuge in him." Yes you can totally rely on our Loving God. He also has made the SURE promise that there will be a resurrection right here on earth when it is restored into a paradise ( John 5:28, 29, Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Isaiah 55:11) Accept my sincere condolences and find out more about this resurrection online at JW.ORG
    ~ Rose L   Miami, FL