Lawrence Price Rollins


Lawrence Price Rollins passed away peacefully on Wednesday July 24, 2019. He was born in Columbus, Ohio to David and Fairy Rollins. He was the middle child of three brothers and one sister.

He was a faithful, longtime member of Bethany Presbyterian Church where he served on one Deacon Board, the Session, Treasurer, Board of Trustees, Choir, Sunday School and Men’s Association. Lawrence was a Korean War Veteran, who after serving honorably in the United States Air Force continued his service in the Air National Guard.

Lawrence was a dedicated employee with the United States Post Office. In 1960 he married the love of his life, Mary Ann Browder and to this union brought forth two wonderful girls, Gina Leslie and Laurie Ann.

Lawrence passed a fun, loving spirit towards his friends and family and church. He loved good jazz and he had an extensive music collection. He loved to bowl and was an active member of the US Post Office bowling league. He was an enthusiastic fan of the Cleveland Browns, Indian and Cavaliers and of the Ohio State Buckeyes. Lawrence was proud 1950 of East High School and up to his illness attended the monthly East High School Alumni Breakfast.

Lawrence always supported his grandsons in academics and in many sports related activities and always imparted words of wisdom to guide them along in life. Lawrence truly loved his wife , daughters, grandsons, family, friends, church and family pets.

Lawrence is preceded in death by his parents, Davis and Fairy; brothers, David , John and Lloyd Rollins; sister, Sylvia Rollins Ewing; mother-in-law, Vada Sullivan; nephews, Keith, Kevin and Davis Rollins.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 59 years, Mary Ann; daughters, Gina Leslie and Laurin Ann; grandsons, Brandon and LaRon M. Senior; sister-in-law , Judith Rollins; cousins, Ruth Kirk, Susie (VA) as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends; Special Fiend , Sylvester Angel.

Visitation 10:00 AM and Funeral Service 11:00 AM Friday, August 2, 2019 at Bethany Presbyterian Church, 206 N. Garfield Ave.

Interment at Dayton National Cemetery.

Condolence Messages

  1. Our thoughts are with the family at this most difficult time. Please be assured that God will help you to cope with the heavy weight of your loss. Blessed be the Almighty God who daily carries the love for us. With caring thoughts.

  2. LPR is so special to me. I loved talking to him over here around Bethany! He is as precious to me as any father that I needed! Just a wonderful guy, person, and servant of God! Love you LP Rollins!

  3. Dr. Lawrence Willis

    It was with tremendous sadness that Barbara and me offer our condolence on the passing of Lawrence Rollins. While this season did not come unexpectedly, never the less we understand it is painful. We will continue to reflect on the many years of kindness and joy, Lawrence has shared with Barbara and me. There is a wonderful prayer in 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 that offers comfort to those who trust in Jesus Christ alone as Lawrence: “May our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who loved us by His grace gave us eternal encouragement and hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.”
    Maryann and family, we believe that your faith in Christ Jesus will continue to sustain you through these days of sadness and allow the light of Christ to shine brightly through you. Yours in Christ

  4. Maryann and daughters and family please know you are in my prayers. My Deepest Sympathy in the loss of your husband, father and a wonderful friend to many. RIP Lawrence

  5. Rev. Rebecca Tollefson

    Dear family and friends, I extend my deepest sympathy to you on the death of Lawrence. He always had a ready smile for me. I am grateful to have known him. I cannot attend the service on Friday because I will be out of town. Know that you are enfolded by God’s abundant love and arms.

  6. Nichole Reese (Robinson)

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time. I pray that you have peace and comfort with each other and through God’s power.

  7. Alice Beckholt

    I am so very sorry to hear of Lawrence’s passing. Joanie sent me an email. I plan to go to the viewing. In the meantime, please let me know what you ned, and I will be there for you. Any time, just holler.

  8. Ira Graham III

    Mrs. Rollins, Gina, and Family I am sorry for your loss. Do know you all are in our prayers during this difficult time.

  9. George (Tim) & Beverly Chavis

    George T & Beverly J Chavis

    Mrs. MaryAnn Rollins & Family
    We would like to extend our sincere sympathy to you and our family.
    Just know you are in our thoughts & Payers
    May God Continue to Bless you…

  10. Darnell Calhoun

    Sorry for your loss keep looking up the lord will bless and keep you

  11. Wanda D Williams

    Sending my sincere Condolences to the Rollins Family.

    The Williams Family
    Kevin, Wanda, Akya, Sydney and Kenda

  12. Trent & Cora Clark

    To the Rollins Family,

    You are in our Prayers.

    I knew Lawrence for the last few years of his service at the USPS. He was always someone who I could gain knowledge from and was always reliable when needed from my Department. We were also in NAPS (National Association of Postal Supervisors) together. He and Mrs. Rollins traveled to NAPS Conventions with my Parents. Ironically, I am now a co-worker with one of his Grandsons. We didn’t even know the connection, until now. I know he will be missed but the fond memories of his Life will always be cherished.

  13. I was saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. Rollins. Always cherished Mr. Lawrence and Mary Ann as a child at Bethany Presbyterian Church. Some people you just never forget and they forever hold a special place in your heart. That was the Rollins family for me. Praying for you all during this difficult time friends.

    Esther Miller-Moreno

  14. My sincere condolences to the family. God Bless You Maryann.

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