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Mae Lawrence
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A funeral was held Monday at Village Chapel Free Will Baptist Church of Ceres for Mae Cooper Lawrence, 82, of Ceres. She died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2006at Memorial Medical Center in Modesto.

Burial was at Ceres Memorial Park under the direction of the Ceres Chapel of Franklin & Downs.

Born Dec. 13, 1923, Mrs. Lawrence was a native of La Crosse, Ark., and had lived in Ceres since 1973. She previously lived in Washington. Mrs. Lawrence was a homemaker and a member of Village Chapel Free Will Baptist Church of Ceres for 31 years. She enjoyed singing.

She leaves behind three children, Trish Spears and Terry Lawrence, both of Ceres, and Connie Phillips of South Lake Tahoe; her brother, Bill Cooper of Arkansas; and nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, William “Bill” Lawrence; and a sister.

Remembrances may be sent to Village Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 1835 Central Ave., Ceres, CA 95307.

-Ceres (Calif.) Courier / January 25, 2006