Jean Bell Lawrence, 87, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, January 9, 2021. Born and raised in Lynchburg, VA, Jean and her husband raised their three children in the surrounding area. After time spent in south Florida and Linville Falls, NC, Jean moved to Matthews in 1985. Jean had a deep appreciation for the arts. Her affinity for drawing and painting led her to a successful career in roadway design, where she worked as an engineer in both Virginia and North Carolina. After retiring, Jean worked as a Realtor and was an avid supporter of the Blumenthal Performing Arts. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and aunt, Jean was also fond of her church family. She was a faithful member of Mill Grove United Methodist Church, in Indian Trail, NC.
Jean is survived by her son Vic Lawrence; grandsons Kevin Lawrence (Amanda); Jacksen Trent (Ashley); great grandsons, Landon Lawrence and Jax and Knox Trent; sister Joyce Manley; and several nieces and nephews. Jean was preceded in death by her parents Betty and Holmes Bell, husband William P. Lawrence, Jr., son William H. Lawrence, daughter Holly Lawrence Trent, and son-in-law Larry Alan Trent.
The family is in the care of Gaskin Funeral Services in Matthews, NC, where details for the graveside service may be found.
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