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Date published: 12/27/2013

Shawn Lawrence

Shawn LaKee Monclair Lawrence, 61, of King George County, passed away Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at the VA Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

He was born June 10, 1952, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to the late Gilbert Laws and Jessie Lawrence.

He received his education from the Grammy school in Portsmouth. He served in the U.S. Army and worked at the disAbility Resource Center in Fredericksburg as an action specialist.

Mr. Lawrence was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church, Stafford. He loved to sing and was a member of the United Voices Choir, the Combined Choir and the Male Choir. He enjoyed spending time with his kids, family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Lawrence; three daughters, Tish Toles, Charlene Toles of Fredericksburg and Yasmeen Smith of King George; one son, Frankie Toles of Fredericksburg; one grandson, Kaelib Jackson; two granddaughters, Aunalyee Grant and Chassy Grant; a special nephew, John Parker; one sister-in-law, Lucy Venanela of Washington, D.C.; one brother-in-law, Chester Branham of Fredericksburg; one uncle, Bobby Lawrence, and one aunt, Lucy Garner, of Portsmouth; and a host of family and friends.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, at Mount Olive Baptist Church, Stafford, with a viewing beginning one hour before the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Online condolences may be left at albennettandson funeralhome.com.