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Myron Washington Lawrence

February 22, 1942 ~ May 12, 2022 (age 80)


Myron Washington Lawrence departed this phase of life on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at his home, the 600 block of Auburn Drive, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Myron was born February 22, 1942, to the late John Early Lawrence and Alice A. Bell-Lawrence.  He was reared in Back Bay Station (Princess Anne County), now known as Virginia Beach. He was educated at Princess Anne County Training School.  Being part of a Christian family, Myron, learned to love the Lord, and he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior at a young age.  

Myron worked, in his youth, with his father, farming on the family farm.  He also worked at Swaney Island Sportsman’s Club with his parents as part of their catering business.  Myron later ventured out on his own and became employed at Central Meat Packing.  But, his favorite job was with Atlantic Yacht Base, where he was employed for more than forty years.

Myron was known for his socializing, sense of humor and infectious laugh.  He loved to dance, “crack” jokes and to make people laugh.  He was a great cook and loved good eating. Myron was an avid football fan and supported his favorite team, the Pittsburg Steelers.  He enjoyed boating and refurbishing classic cars.  But, through it all, Myron loved his family and friends, most of all!

In addition to her parents, Myron was predeceased by his wife, Margaret Nixon- Lawrence; siblings, Alice Lawrence Owens, Reverend Frank Lawrence, Vivian Lawrence Lewis, John Early Lawrence, Birdie Lawrence-Green; and grandson, Pierre Penn. 

He leaves to cherish precious memories, a loving and supportive friend, Merlie Jansak; five sons, Carol Worlds, Myron Lawrence, Jr. (Evelyn), Anthony Lawrence (Pamela), Michael “Mike” Tyus, and William Jansak, Jr.; two daughters, Beshonta Gayle and Merlie Jansak; seventeen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three sisters, Florence Hines, Beatrice  Haskins-Vaughan, and Hyacinth Lawrence; one brother William Preston Lawrence (Janice); three sisters-in-law, Gloria Spruill, Della Lawrence and Mary Lawrence; one brother-in-law Jimmye Ashley; one aunt, Darlene Bell; and a host of loving nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives, and friends.  We miss him now; our hearts are sore.  As time goes by, we’ll miss him more.  His loving smile and gentle face, no one on earth can fill his place.   

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May 17, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Beach Funeral & Cremation Services
4456 Bonney Road
Va Beach, VA 23462

Celebration of Life
May 18, 2022

12:00 PM
Little Piney Grove Baptist Church
665 Princess Anne Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23457

May 18, 2022

2:00 PM
Little Piney Grove Church Cemetery
665 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23457

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