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Annie Hewitt Lawrence

August 14, 1932 ~ September 10, 2019 (age 87)
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Annie Hewitt Lawrence, 87, of Beaufort, passed away Tuesday, September 10­, 2019, at the Crystal Coast Hospice House.

Her funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 14, 2019, at First Free Will Baptist Church in Beaufort, officiated by Rev. Richard C. Patterson. Interment will follow at Carteret Memorial Gardens.

Granny Annie was a dedicated woman of faith who was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church in Beaufort since the 1960’s. She lived out their mission which is to minister through the message of the Gospel and through the love of Christ. She was a talented woman who enjoyed using her gift to sew and her life was dedicated to her grandchildren.

She is survived by her sons, Mitchell Lawrence and wife Eura of Beaufort and Barry Lawrence and wife Vanessa of Beaufort; brother, Edward Earl Simpson and wife Randi of Newport; grandchildren, Leslie Kriger and husband Noah, Lanie Lawrence, Jay Lawrence and Jamie Lawrence; step-grandchildren, Jamie Byrd, Dawn Humphries and husband Ken, Ashlyn Plear and Gunnar Lawrence; great-grandchildren, Alex Plante, Hunter Lawrence, Brooke Lawrence, Jordan Kriger and Nicholas Kriger; and step great-grandchildren, Logan Byrd, Taylor Bryd, Jesse Humphries and Sammy Humphries.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Melton “Mel” Lawrence Sr.; parents, Alonzo and Lannie Simpson; brother, Albert Lee Hewitt; and grandson, Shane Andrew Lawrence.

Family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 14, 2019, at First Free Will Baptist Church in Beaufort.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Crystal Coast Hospice House at P.O. Box 640, Newport, NC 28570 or to First Free Will Baptist Church, 1947 Hwy 70 E, Beaufort, NC 28516 in memory of Annie Hewitt Lawrence.

Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at

Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home and Crematory in Morehead City, NC. 

Donations may be made to:

Crystal Coast Hospice House
PO Box 640, Newport NC 28570

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