Edgar Dean Lawrence
May 5, 1932 - June 5, 2020
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Reverend Edgar D. Lawrence went to be with Jesus, Friday June 05, 2020 in Nixa, Missouri following a long battle with vascular dementia. Born May 05, 1932 in Three Rivers, Michigan, to Roy and Theresa Lawrence, they soon moved to Beloit Wisconsin. His Mother, a Registered Nurse at Beloit Hospital and his Father a farmer,…

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Tammy Donica left a message on July 9, 2020:
I worked with Ed throughout many years at Cox. I will always remember him for his quick wit, calm manner, and his stories! Godspeed!
Karen Craig Long left a message on June 18, 2020:
RIP Ed! Heaven got a good man.
John Kramer left a message on June 13, 2020:
My sincerest thoughts & prayers to the entire Lawrence family. Your dad was an inspiration to so many people. His love for people was a reflection of God’s love to his creation. Ed was a caring, thoughtful, loving man of God, his life was an inspiration to all who had the pleasure of knowing him. His smile and his laugh will always be with me. I can’t wait to see you again on the other side. Your life was well spent serving God and loving all who you came in contact with you.
John Powell left a message on June 12, 2020:
My prayers for the family with this loss. I know you will miss him. Bro. Lawrence was a great teacher and friend. I loved my time at CBC with him. I took him for every class I could whether it was part of my major or not.
John and Sharon Spitz left a message on June 12, 2020:
We are so sorry for your loss. We have many fond memories of Ed and know that he will be greatly missed. He was a wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the family. Love, John and Sharon
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Haruhiko and Mary Ann Yamasaki left a message on June 11, 2020:
As former students of Brother Lawrence at Central Bible College, Deaf program, we loved him! His integrity, solid base was inspiring and encouraging. A couple of years passed, we had the opportunity of visiting him and, needless to say, he was the same "Brother Lawrence"! He holds a very special place in our hearts and memories. Thank you, Brother Lawrence.....
Court Whitlock left a message on June 10, 2020:
Many years ago I knew well Ed and son working at Cox hospitals. Two fine men! Good memories! My condolence, Court
Joel (Randy) Robinson left a message on June 10, 2020:
Ed was a tremendous blessing to my father, Rev. S.H. Robinson, as they worked together to minister at Calvary Temple in the 1970's. He was one of the most gentle and generous people I have ever known.
Rev Dr. Skip Stanley left a message on June 10, 2020:
I met Ed my first year at Central Bible College in 1974. We have stayed in touch through the years and especially since I moved to the Springfield area 6 years ago. He was my very good friend, a good and decent brother in the Lord. We met regularly for lunch and shared many memories and talked about the great adventure that awaited us when we went to be with the Lord. I will miss our times of visitation and know in God's time we can continue our fellowship again. Thank you Ed for being my mentor as a young man preparing for the ministry, through my 33 years I served the military as a Chaplain, and always being supportive and kind not only to me, but to hundreds of fellow classmates and churches. God bless your family, as they celebrate your transition to heaven.
David Robb left a message on June 10, 2020:
Looking at the other notes of remembrance, I'm not surprised to see so many that mention "Deaf ministry," "Student," and "friend." I fall into all three categories. A CBC student '85-'89; Bro. Lawrence's student from '86-'89; spent a lot of time in his 'home away from home,' helping with the second revision of his book, and usually ending with milk and cookies. Reading through Brother Lawrence's obituary, it sounded familiar. Many of the dates, names, places, and events we talked about over the few years together, and our occasional reunions since. He was a friend who made me feel like family. You're loved and appreciated Bro. L. and will be missed.
Fred & Jean Haltom left a message on June 9, 2020:
Our prayers are with family and friends of our colleague and friend. We had planned to attend his memorial, but the county maintenance will have us blocked in all day. Our thoughts will be with you.
Amber Murray left a message on June 9, 2020:
Brother Lawrence had a profound effect on everyone he came in contact with. There have been very few that have lived a life as exemplary of Christ's love and grace. A temporary loss for us. Heavens permanent gain.
Chris Mattes left a message on June 9, 2020:
Jim & family, My condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Roger Raines left a message on June 9, 2020:
He was a hero to me, taught me my life's work. He was an encouraging friend. We love you, enjoy Heaven Brother Lawrence, see you soon!
Mike & Melanie Lutes left a message on June 8, 2020:
We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Brother Lawrence. He had such a positive influence on our lives while we were students at CBC from 1990-94. He modeled a life of compassion and caring for others and poured his life into his students and the Deaf. He is with his savior in heaven and we are glad we will see him again. Our deepest sympathies to his family and friends.
Kristen Ward left a message on June 8, 2020:
I will always remember you for your wonderful direction as a professor and as my mentor. Thank you for being such a wealth of guidance and understanding.
Gaylan Grant left a message on June 8, 2020:
Professor and friend is how I must designate Ed Lawrence. I learned so much from him. We had some long talks over the years and his wisdom never failed me. Well done good and faithful servant, were words he earned in service to His Lord. My prayers will be with his family.
Michelle Grossi left a message on June 8, 2020:
Sending much love to brother Lawrence's family. He had a huge impact on my life and career as an interpreter. I will never forget his wit, love for the Lord and His word, for his skill and his commitment to the DEAF!
Leslie Breiten left a message on June 7, 2020:
I am a former sign language student of brother Lawrence. I am so sorry for your loss.Brother Lawrence was an incredible teacher and friend.He was very kind.He will be very missed.prayers for your family.
Scott Purkey left a message on June 7, 2020:
I am grateful for Brother Lawrence's influence on my life. He helped direct my passion to further my desire to help the deaf community. He also gave me a scholarship which I was so excited to receive. His compassion always stood out to me as well as willingness to serve others. I am thankful for Brother Lawrence and am praying for his family during this time of loss.
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