Donna Lawrence-3-1-2024

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memorial page for 

Donna E. Lawrence

July 19, 1959
~February 20, 2024



Lawson Funeral Home & Cremation Services
243 Broadway
Long Branch, NJ 07740
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Ocean County Memorial Park
1722 Silverton Rd.
Toms River, NJ 08753

Donna E. Lawrence “Donnie Lady Law” 64 of Toms River, NJ departed this life on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, to rest safely in the arms of our Heavenly Father. Donna was born in Ocean County and was a life-long resident. She attended Toms River school systems graduating in 1978.

Donna retired from her career as a Correction Officer at the Ocean County jail for 25 plus years. Donna was a generous and giving phenomenal God-fearing woman who was everybody's cheerleader. She loved shopping, reading books, traveling, decorating which is evident in her home along with spoiling her grandchildren. Donna's favorite flowers were purple lilacs and roses.

Donna was the fourth child of five children to the late Edwin Lawrence Jr. and Marie Lawrence; she is survived by her sister Vera Lynn Thomas of Pennsylvania, brother Edwin Lawrence (wife Maggie) of Nashville, TN, sister Adrienne Maire Lawrence of South Toms River, NJ, and sister Karla Beth Susan Lawrence of Dallas, TX.

Donna leaves to cherish her precious memories to her children Sherry M. Gaines-Alexander (husband Condrew, Jr.), Shayla R. Gaines and James Gaines III; grandchildren Zana E. Gaines, Marques D. Alexander, Zyasia E. Alexander, Amir Graham, Yaqub Naheem, Mujahid Mason, Zariah Hodges and Zaheerah Hodges; great-grandchild Jaylen Meziane; nephews Joseph Bronaugh, Michael LaSane, Tyrone Thomas (wife Sarah, Talianna),  Edwin M. Lawrence (Amiyah, Amauri), Jason Lawrence (David), niece Shenika Lawrence (Shemar, Vic, Victor), nephew Jeremy McPherson; cousin Tina Daniels (Gerald, Carl), cousin David Mercer and a host of more cousins and friends.


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