Janice “Annette” Merrill Lawrence, 84, of Morehead City, passed away Friday at her home, spending her last days surrounded by family and friends. She was loved by many and was the anchor of her family.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 28, at Munden Funeral Home in Morehead City. On Thursday, September 29, the funeral service will begin at 2 p.m., at First Baptist Church, with Dr. Nate Leonard officiating. Burial will follow at Carteret Memorial Gardens, Highway 101, Beaufort.
She was the daughter of David Merrill and Ersil Willis Merrill, of Beaufort, NC. She served her community as a real estate broker and business owner for many years.
She is survived by her only daughter, Melanie Lawrence Marcotte and husband Paul of Morehead City; a brother, Fred Merrill and wife Lee of Texas; a sister, Marilyn Weger of Morehead City; grandchildren, Frank Galizia Jr. of New Bern, Chris Galizia and wife Lisa of Morehead City, Trey Lawrence of Morehead City, Meredith Chisenhall and husband Lonnie of Morehead City, Riley Lawrence of Raleigh, and Jaxon Lawrence of Morehead City; and four great-grandchildren, Christian Galizia, Cannon Chisenhall, Cutter Chisenhall, and Loftin “Rosie” Chisenhall; five nieces and nephews, Vanda Davis of Texas, Piper Merrill of Texas, Donnie Weger of Cary, Kim Lewis of Morehead City, and Lynette Ross of Morehead City; and step-great-grandchildren, Mackenzie, Peyton and Jaxon Whitaker, all of Morehead City.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dalmon Lawrence Sr.; her son, Dalmon Lawrence Jr.; and sister, Linda Woosley, of Morehead City.
The family would like to express gratitude for all the kindness and love they have received during this time.
Flowers are welcome, or memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.
Arrangements are by Munden Funeral Home and Crematory, Morehead City.