Melba Grace Kennedy Lawrence, 77, of Long Branch, WV, was called home to be with the Lord on August 28, 2020. She was born on July1, 1943 in Simon, WV the youngest child of the late Kurt and Sara Cline Kennedy. Melba was of the Baptist faith. She was a friendly, caring person who loved to laugh, she also loved to go shopping.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Grover Lawrence; a son Randy Lawrence; a special niece Eleanor Osborne; five brothers Landon, Arson, Willie, Ulin and Arlin Kennedy; four sisters Lila Brooks, Janice “Jig” Lawrence, Elouise Conn and Betty Jo Blankenship.
Those left to cherish her memory are two special daughters Rena (Bradley) Osborne and Janet Irick (Doeroller) Lawrence who were also her caregivers; and a host of other loving family and friends.
Funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Tuesday September 1st in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Landon Blankenship officiating. She will be laid to rest beside her husband in the Milty Morgan Cemetery in the Josh Fork area of Long Branch. Friends may gather with the family from 6 – 9:00 pm on Monday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be family and friends.
The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.