March 24, 1924 ~ November 19, 2015
Born in: Chuckey, TN,
Resided in: Arden, NC
Lucille "Lucy" Nelson Huffine Lawrence, 91, went home to be with the Lord Thursday November 19, 2015 after being hospitalized for repair of a hip fracture. Lucille was born in Chuckey, TN and was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 54 years, Robert D. Lawrence. She spent her adult life as a resident of Asheville. Lucille's life exemplified devotion to the Lord, family, her church and her love for music. She became a church pianist and organist from age 12 until retiring last year at the age of 90 from Oakley Baptist Church. She had previously served at Merrimon Avenue Baptist Church, Woodland Hills Baptist, Oteen Baptist and Groce Methodist Church. Lucille is survived by her four children, Gordon Lawrence (Sandra) of Atlanta, GA, Becky Paige (Harry) of Arden, Cathy Helms of Mint Hill, NC and Charlie Lawrence of Asheville; a sister, Dorothy Schmidt of Aliquippa, PA; six precious grandchildren; six precious great grandchildren and a cousin, Rick Yett of Jonesborough, TN. She will always be fondly remembered as "I Love Lucy." The family is deeply grateful to Trinity View Retirement Center for their loving care of Lucy during these last 2 years. A visitation with family and friends will be held on Friday, November 20, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian on Long Shoals Road in Arden. The funeral service will be held Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Oakley Baptist Church with Reverend Tom Pierce officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Flowers are appreciated or memorial donations may be made to the "Music Ministry" of Oakley Baptist Church, 70 Fairview Ave., Asheville, NC 28803.