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Lawrence M. Jennings

August 26, 1932 November 7, 2010
Lawrence M. Jennings
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On Sunday, November 7, 2010, MR. LAWRENCE MCKINLEY JENNINGS, of Crewe, Virginia, departed this life suddenly and entered into eternal rest. Lawrence, affectionately known as “Yake”, was born on August 26, 1932, to the late Garfield (Gub) and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Jennings. He was baptized at an early age at Union Baptist Church.
He attended Nottoway Public Schools and graduated from Luther H. Foster High School in 1951, as Class Valedictorian. He worked at Camp Pickett following graduation, then in April, 1952; he entered the United States Army. He remained on active duty until 1955 (serving in Germany). He completed his military obligation in 1961, as a member of the Army Reserve. In March, 1956, Yake began his career with the Norfolk and Western (Norfolk Southern) Railroad; retiring in 1997.
Yake loved people, especially his family and neighbors. He enjoyed helping others. His gracious generosity outweighed his statue.
Lawrence (Yake) was preceded in death by his parents and four sisters; Rose, Cordelia, Thelma and Mary Frances.
He leaves to cherish his memory, a loving daughter Brenda Belle (Hopewell, VA), a devoted brother Albert (Crewe), two brother-in-laws, Warren Underwood (MD) and Johnny Shivers (NY); numerous nieces to include a devoted niece, Linda Jennings (Petersburg), nephews, cousins, a host of friends, neighbors, extended family Natasha and Thelma (Cookie) Parham and his devoted Caregivers.
Funeral Services Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Union Baptist Church, Crewe with interment in the Jackson Cemetery, Crewe.
W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home of Blackstone in charge of arrangements.
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