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Mrs. Carrie Lawrence

Funeral service Mrs. Carrie Alberts Lawrence 98, will be conducted 11:00 AM Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Cumberland United Methodist Church, 163 S. Coit St., Florence. Interment will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens directed by Smith Funeral Home of Florence, LLC. Carrie was born on April 6, 1920 to the late Zach and Jensie Robinson in Florence, SC. She died on Friday, March 29, 2019. She grew up in East Florence and attended Florence County Public Schools. She was a graduate of Wilson High School Class of 1938. Carrie attended South Carolina State College. While at South Carolina State College, she was initiated into the Beta Sigma Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. in 1941. She graduated from South Carolina State College in 1942 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She taught school for thirty-nine years at Nesmith, Tans Bay, and Savannah Grove Elementary Schools prior to her retirement in 1980. After retirement, she served as an instructor and participant of the Senior Program at Levy Park. Carrie was a lifetime member and instrumental figure of Cumberland United Methodist Church where she served in several capacities. She was married first to the late George Alberts and then to the late Eugene Lawrence. Survivors include Guerra R. (Kimberly) Benberry; Jacqueline (Cornelious) Benberry; Jillian M. Benberry; Cecilia L. Hunter; James (Shirley) Jackson; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends. Ivy Beyond The Wall Ceremony will be held 10:00 AM April 6, 2019 prior to the funeral service at Cumberland United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends at 302 S. Johns St., Florence. Send flowers to the service of Mrs. Carrie Lawrence

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Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Mrs. Lawrence was an incredible woman who was so kind, sweet and an all around angel here on earth. She just has her wings now. I have so many fond memories of her that put a smile on my face and some that make me laugh out loud to this day. My prayers are with you all for healing and comfort during this time. She will surely be missed, but I find comfort knowing shes at peace with our Heavenly Father and all her loved ones who preceded her in death. Love, Tanya Davis

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM