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Gary Allen Lawrence

May 24, 1963 ~ November 22, 2017 (age 54)

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Gary Allen Lawrence, age 54, of Smyrna, Delaware, passed away on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Kent General Hospital in Dover, Delaware. Mr. Lawrence was born on May 24, 1963 in Dover, Delaware to Walter Lawrence and Marlene Johnson Lawrence.

In the words of his mother, Mrs. Marlene aka "Meam", "Im gonna miss my boy. Gary was never a problem and did anything I asked. He was just a good person inside out." 

As a  family reliving shared memories about Gary brings calming grace with stationary smiles and head knods too co-sign his warm nature. The appearance of toughness came natural for "Uncle Gary". Envisioning a tall courageous 'Quiet Giant' walking down Lincoln street in his Black boots, silver chain holding down his leather wallet, biker vest, bandanna swagged out with a firm smirk (like a wanted cowboy) until he greeted you with his sincere smile and a head nod. 

Make no mistake, growing up Gary Lawrence held an undefeated championship title in wrestling at Smyrna High School his entire high school career. Some would say that Gary was known for having legendary encounters where Gary displayed super hero like strength to protect his innocence, his family and be left alone to walk in peace. He was a man of few words, yet, standing behind his own words was what made him a dignified brother in the community. 

Gary loved motorcycles! And he worked in the landscaping industry for many years. 

Gary never messed with nobody who didn't mess with him. He was the kind guy that talked about motorcycles every chance he got.  Lots of people thought he was mean, rough and feathered with trouble. Except when you get a chance to know him, described best by family and close friends, Gary would do anything for anybody. 

Even in his time of transition, Gary had a way of reflecting the spirit of gratitude, wholesomeness and bringing family and friends together with the attempt of displaying his best behavior until God took him home to be with his Father, Walter Lawrence, belated sister, Bonnie Lawrence and a host of family and friends in the heavenly realm.

In loving memory of his brother, Mark Lawrence, says Gary, had a heart of gold. Everybody loved him. He had no enemies and God granted him his wings before he passed.

He leaves fond memories to be shared by his mother, Marlene Lawrence of Smyrna, DE now residing in Oakland, CA; a son, four sisters, Wanda Pierce of Dover, Carla Lawrence of Oakland, CA, Robin Lawrence of Felton, DE and Vanessa Thomas of Lewes, DE; four brothers, Emerson Johnson (wife Joyce) of Oakland, CA; Cary Lawrence (wife Gwendolyn) of Middletown, Mark Lawrence of Smyrna, DE and Blair Lawrence of Bridgeton, NJ; Michael Rolsal of Dover, DE and sister Alyce King (husband Michael King) of Milford, DE. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, special cousins, his significant other Rusty Naylor, extended relatives, best friends, and many buddies. 

Salute to the power of the roaring engine, Gary Allen Lawrence! In Love and honor, we ride off into the sunset to spread the wings of loyal ashes on behalf of our fearless son, brother, uncle, partner and friend. 

"I have seen their ways, but I will heal them; I will guide them and restore comfort to Israel’s mourners, creating praise on their lips. Peace, peace, to those far and near,” says the LORD. “And I will heal them.” ~ Isaiah 57:18-19


By Dobie Gray

Written by  Mentor R. Williams

Day after day I'm more confused
Yet I look for the light in the pouring rain
You know that's a game that I hate to lose
I'm feelin' the strain, ain't it a shame

Oh, give me the beat, boys, and free my soul
I wanna get lost in your rock and roll and drift away
Oh, give me the beat, boys, and free my soul
I wanna get lost in your rock and roll and drift away
(Won't you take me away?)

Beginning to think that I'm wastin' time
I don't understand the things I do
The world outside looks so unkind
I'm countin' on you to carry me through

And when my mind is free
You know a melody can move me
And when I'm feelin' blue
The guitar's comin' through to soothe me
Thanks for the joy that you've given me
I want you to know I believe in your song
Rhythm and rhyme and harmony
You help me along makin' me strong

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