Marcia Wasserman Lawrence

HAMPTON - Marcia Wasserman Lawrence, passed away peacefully at her home on July 29, 2004, after a long illness with cancer with family and friends at her bedside. She graduated from Newport News High School Class of 1968. She worked for 10 years at the Virginia National Bank before joining the Verizon staff as an operator. She retired last month after more than 20 years of service with Verizon. She is survived by her husband of 29 years, Martin 'Wes' Lawrence; one son, Wesley Lawrence of Beaufort, N.C.; one grandson, Aaron Lawrence of New Bern, N.C.; her mother, Cecelia Wasserman, and a brother, Ellis Wasserman and his wife, Shirley, both of Newport News; one sister, Ilene Dillard of Hayes, Va.; two sisters-in-law, Jane Martinez and her husband, Marty, of St. Charles, Mo., and Emily Needs of San Antonio, Texas; one brother-in-law, Tim Lawrence and his wife, Dawn, of Beaufort, N.C.; and many wonderful family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 1, at the W.J. Smith & Son Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2, in the Garden of Wisdom, Peninsula Memorial Park. At Marcia's request, in lieu of flowers, send all donations to the Aaron W. Lawrence Educational Fund, 1319 Caldwell Drive, Hampton, VA 23666. Arrangements by W.J. Smith & Son Funeral Home.

Published in the Daily Press on 7/31/2004.

Franklin Allen, Sr. (Va. Beach, VA ) - July 31, 2004
Our thoughts and prayers have been with you at this time. Always know we are there if you ever need to talk or just drop by. Marcia is in a much better place and she will always be with us in our hearts. May God bless you and take care of you as we are only here for such a short time. Take care and remember we love you. Larry and JoAnn
JoAnn Woodson (Virginia Beach, VA ) - July 31, 2004 
Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Marcia was a kind, thoughtful, and loving soul.
James Wheeler (Suffolk, VA ) - July 31, 2004