Departed this life December 7, 2020. Mannie Lawrence, age 83, of Richmond, formerly of Scotland Neck, North Carolina. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Lawrence; a host of nieces and nephews among them devoted Theodore Knight(Linda); and cousins; one sister- in- law, Ann Lawrence and other relatives and friends. Remains rest at Joseph Jenkins Jr. Funeral Home, 2011 Grayland Avenue. Interment in Scotland Neck, North Carolina Friday.