Lula Lawrence

Lula T. Lawrence

1937 - 2022

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Obituary of Lula T. Lawrence

Mrs Lula Lawrence May 22, 1937- February 10, 2022 Lula Vestil Thorpe-Lawrence was born to the late Fred Lee and Myrtle Thorpe of Lewis, North Carolina.  She was the one of 13 children, 5 girls and 8 boys.  “Lula Mae” as she was fondly called by her family, enjoyed talking about her life back in North Carolina how she worked in the fields and enjoyed running and having fun with her family. It was there she met and married her loving late husband of 60 plus years James E. Lawrence. Together they decided to move to Boston, Massachusetts where they began their family of 4 beautiful children; James Allen, Carlton, Susan and Daniel (all deceased).  Lula Mae started a career at the Omni Parker House in 1970 in the Housekeeping Department and was known as a hard worker. Lula was awarded “Housekeeper of the Month” where it was noted “she was always willing to help out and her attitude gained the respect of her fellow employees and supervisors.” Lula retired from the Omni Parker House in 1989.  Boston was also where she began her spiritual journey by having a bible study with Lillian Bell. As she started to discover bible truths, learning about Jehovah God and the Kingdom’s promises, Lula decided to dedicated her life as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and was baptized on December 11, 1971.   Although She loved her family in North Carolina, she decided to remain in Boston to stay close to her spiritual family and friends in the Washington Park and South End Congregations. Lula Mae remained an active loyal and faithful Witness until declining health slowed her down. However despite these challenges, she kept her mind focused on Jehovah God’s loving promises of living in a Paradise Earth and welcoming all her children and family back to enjoy these blessings. Lula Mae never faltered in her Faith and Hope. She always spoke about her dreams where she vividly saw herself being there with everyone she had come to know and love. Lula Lawrence will be truly missed by all who knew her. Lula Mae was preceded in death by: Alvin Thorpe, Frank Thorpe, Fred Thorpe Jr., Ray E. Thorpe, Roosevelt Thorpe, Samuel Thorpe, Williams Thorpe Lula leaves to cherish her loving memory: Isabel Thorpe, Bessie Mae Holloway, Mary Lee Hunt, Melvin Thorpe, Louise Thorpe, Betty Mae Thorpe, Charlotte Thorpe, Sarah Allen-Walski, Barbara Wright, Harold Lawrence, Benny Santos   Granddaughters: Ebony Bowen, KarIma Santos, Danielle Lawrence. Gamble and Shauna Corbitt. Great Grandchildren: Derrick and Emyah. Along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and her Worldwide Spiritual Brotherhood.   The Thorpe Family and Friends would like to thank all of the Brothers and Sisters that kept watch and cared for Lula Mae throughout her life, especially during the last few challenging years.

Virtual Memorial Service

There will be a Virtual Memorial Service for Mrs Lula Lawrence on Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 2pm. For further details call 781-269-1720 and leave your Name and Call Back Number to receive the Access Code to attend the Memorial Service on  Zoom Video Conferencing.