Paula R. Lawrence

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Paula R. Lawrence (Jackson) was born September 22, 1959 in Columbus Ohio to the Late Daniel Smalls and Betty J. Jackson. Paula is preceded in her death by her father, Daniel Smalls; mother, Betty J. Jackson; sister, Diane Jackson; and brother, Kevin Jackson.

Paula passed through the gates of heaven August 5, 2020 at Capital City Gardens Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Paula graduated from Mohawk Junior Senior High School in the class of 1977. She attended the Ohio State School of Cosmetology, and became a licensed hairdresser. She took a break from being a Cosmetologist and threw her hat into the entrepreneur arena with Creative Creations. Making Gift Baskets and miscellaneous other handcrafted items.

Paula leaves to morn her passing her husband, Donald Lawrence; seven children, Dewayne L. Lawrence (Martia Jaye), Saronna E. Lawrence (Dario Brown), Isaiah J. Lawrence, Michael R. Jackson (Cheree Thompson), Maurice A. Jackson (Whitney Callan), Mark R. Jackson, and Michael A. Jackson (Jeneanne Jackson); four brothers; three sisters; three granddaughters; and a host of nieces and nephews, cousin’s, and an entire community of lives that she has touched as the community mother.

PUBLIC VISITATION 7:00 PM THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2020. at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd.).

PRIVATE VISITATION 10:00 AM and Funeral Service 11:00 AM Friday, August 21, 2020 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd.).


Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery.

Please keep the family in prayer while they write the obituary.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Jennifer Eileen Smith

    You have my most heart felt sympathy on our loss of my cousin Paula. I cannot believe the world no longer has her light, love and smile. She always made any occasion better with her fun loving spirit and sense of humor. I will miss her greatly. Lean on each other and hold each other even more tightly. I know that is what she would want.

  2. My auntie Paula was an amazing auntie, the best mom, and a wonderful wife. She was a example of the gift god gave to Adam. She was here for me dad died. I loved her so much. She lived to help others. Her memory will be cherished, and we who never forget how blessed we are to have her in our lives. Spirit never dies and I know she is here in spirit. I’m praying that God gives the family and friends the strength to move forward and make her proud.

  3. Jerome & Sonja Smith

    To The Lawrence Family,
    From our family to yours, we send our condolences to each and everyone of you all. Paula was an angel sent from heaven. She will be truly missed. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love, Jerome, Sonja, Kandace and Quincy.

  4. Earl Littlefield

    To the Lawrence family. You have my sincere Condolences in the loss of your Wife, Mother, Paula. she was a lot of fun while a member of THE MT. VERNON EASTSIDE TIGERS, while
    the children were growing up. our prayers will continue for the family. Much love to you SGT
    and the family.

    Earl Littlefield and Family

  5. Yolanda V Henderson (Vicky)

    My love & prayers to my family at this time of lost. May Jesus be your strength and comfort. We all great memories to hold on to. God Bless

  6. Lori Pace-Johnston

    Wayne ,Leslie , Theresa and the entire Family, you have my sincere condolences on the passing of your loved one. I will always cherish all of the good times we had on Clearbrook playground, my home and in the Jackson family home. Flyy High PaulaJ… Play some Heavenly tether ball gurl. we love you…
    Sincerely, Lori Ann

  7. Love and prayers to your family from the Gregory/Carey family

  8. Just wanted you guys to know I am thinking of you and I love you very much I know it’s very hard and I am praying for you that God grace and peace on your whole family. Love you

  9. Maurice Jackson

    It hurts that you gone auntie i miss you so much the world won’t be the same without mom you was the rock that held the family together i miss you so much i love you and r.i.h

  10. My deepest condolences to the family of Paula,she will be missed

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