Betty Rose Irby Lawrence


Betty Rose Irby Lawrence of Canton, 75, died February 25, 2021, at St. Dominic's Hospital after a brief illness due to complications from a stroke. Funeral services were held at Breeland Funeral Home  February 28,2021.  

Mrs. Lawrence was the daughter of T.O. and Eloise (Weems) Irby. She was born in Morton, MS, and attended Morton public schools and Belhaven College. She was employed by a number companies in various administrative capacities, including Madison County Equipment, Petroleum Marketers, and the Mississippi Soil and Water Conservation Commission. Mrs. Lawrence is survived by her six children: Patsy "Kit" Hicks (Mike); Dewye "Dee" Lawrence, Jr.; Donna Lawrence; Jacqueline "Jackie" Sowell (Terry); Richard Lawrence; Regina Ferguson (Denman); together with fourteen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Dewye Lawrence, Sr. 

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