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Bettie Atkinson Lawrence

May 9, 1932 ~ August 7, 2019 (age 87)


Bettie Atkinson Lawrence, 87, of Macon, passed away Wednesday, August 7, 2019.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 11:00AM at Vineville United Methodist with Dr. Jimmy Asbell and the Reverend Grace Guyton officiating.  The family will greet friends following the service in the Dining Hall.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Vineville United Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave., Macon, GA 31204 or donor’s favorite charity.

Ms. Lawrence grew up in Macon where she attended A.L. Miller School.  She later attended Duke University, earning a bachelor's degree in theology and was a member of ADPi Sorority. She was a life-long member of Vineville United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school for many years.  She was a former member of the Junior League of Macon, and Middle Georgia Historical Society.  In her later years, Ms. Lawrence loved researching genealogy and preparing her Sunday school lessons.  She was the office manager at Anderson, Walker, and Reichert for almost 20 years. She is preceded in death by her parents, Mallory Cook and Gertrude Gee Atkinson; brother, Mallory Atkinson, Jr.; and sister, Jane Middlebrooks.

Ms. Lawrence is survived by her 3 children, J. David Lawrence, Jr. of Buford, Georgia, Dr. Mallory A. (Lisa) Lawrence of Augusta, Georgia, and Gena L. (John) O’Shaughnessey of Macon; grandchildren, Vanessa Lawrence, Trip Lawrence,  Dee Lawrence, Palmer Lawrence, Mallory Lawrence, Will O’Shaughnessey, David O’Shaughnessey, and Becker O’Shaughnessey; and 4 great-grandchildren.

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Memorial Service
August 10, 2019

11:00 AM
Vineville United Methodist Church
2045 Vineville Avenue
Macon, Georgia 31204

Visitation to follow service

Vineville United Methodist Church
2045 Vineville Avenue
Macon, Georgia 31204


Vineville United Methodist Church
2045 Vineville Ave., Macon GA 31204

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