September 21, 1947 - August 27, 2020
Mrs. Nancy Johnson Lawrence, born September 21, 1947, to her parents, John Aloysius Johnson and Patricia Eastman Johnson, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her loving parents and brother, Stephen Johnson (Virginia Johnson). Nancy is survived by her husband of 51 years, B.J. Lawrence III, two loving daughters, Rhonda Lawrence and Jeanne Lawrence Durham (Brent Durham), and two treasured grandsons, Sawyer Durham and Gleason Durham. She is also survived by her brother, Ronald Johnson (Cynthia Johnson), and sister Kathleen Johnson, and scores of other family members. Nancy attended Sacred Heart High School in New Orleans. To know Nancy was to love her. She was the most vibrant, caring and loving person. She was devoted to her faith and family. She was a relentless volunteer to many organizations, church and her community. She chose a life of adventure when she married B.J. She supported him fully in his long career, moving every few years, to include two overseas posts. There she met people from all over the world and found her love of travel. Nancy was awarded and praised in all of her chosen careers. She took the most joy working for the U.S. State Department in Istanbul, Turkey and Nicosia, Cyprus where she lived with her family for almost nine years. Nancy served as a caretaker to many, motivated by a deep desire to help others and an innate sense of compassion. In addition to her family, Nancy was a loyal and devoted friend. Her friends meant so much to her and she loved each and every one of them dearly. She radiated light and positivity and people were drawn to her. She had friends from all walks of life, from lifelong elementary and high school friends to friends that she met throughout her life travels. Spread out all over the world, Nancy continued to nurture those friendships throughout the years. Nancy was a light in the darkness. It was a gift to know her. She never asked for anything, but gave everything. She will be missed by her husband, family, friends and all those who were lucky enough to know her. A memorial mass will be held at Mary Queen of Peace church in Mandeville, Louisiana on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at noon. The service will be preceded by a visitation at 11:00 am. Masks are required. In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes Masses offered in Nancy’s name.
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