Nancy Morgan Lawrence

Sunday, May 8, 1932 - Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Loving Mother and Grandmother

Photo of Nancy Morgan Lawrence  - 1932-2020

On Wednesday, April 8th, 2020, our loving mother, Nancy Morgan Lawrence, age 87, peacefully closed her eyes and departed into the loving arms of our Savior.

Nancy was born on May 8th, 1932 to the late Hillard and Mary Hendrix Morgan of Asheville. She was a 1950 graduate of Lee Edwards High School and following her graduation she became employed with the Asheville City Water Department. After the birth of their first child, she and her husband, Walter Lawrence, moved to Canton to make their home and raise their family. Her family was very important to her and she always put them first. Nancy enjoyed bowling and bingo, playing cards with her friends and also the craft of needlepoint. Nancy was deeply loved by her children and in their words “She was always our protector.”  Her precious memory will forever remain in the hearts of her family. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Lawrence who passed away 1989 and three older sisters, Kathryn Morgan, Barbara Robey, and Ruth Lanning.

Left to cherish her memory are her four children, Tim Lawrence and Danny Lawrence both of Canton, Sandra Sorrells (Doug) and Mike Lawrence (Cindy) all of the Bethel Community; Nancy was blessed with ten grandchildren, twenty-three great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A private family graveside service will be held at Bon-A-Venture Cemetery, Newfound Road with Logan Sorrells officiating. Grandsons are honored to serve as pallbearers.

Crawford and Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the family of Nancy Lawrence and words of comfort may be shared at

Condolences from family and friends

Very sorry to hear ,prayers for the family , was glad to see her this last summer ,very nice lady,
George Ockerman
I am so very sorry for your loss. I have a lot of good memories of us all growing up together and remember Nancy fondly. Prayers for comfort and blessings to you all. Love, Shirley and family.
Shirley (Pickens) Milner
so sorry for your loss. my prayers are with you.
Barbara Burris
Sandra, I am so very much for the loss of your Mother. My thoughts, love & prayers for comfort and strength during this difficult time are with you & your bothers & family. I know heaven gained another wonderful Angel.
Rebecca King MacEmcy
Sandra and family - May God wrap his arms around you and give peace.
Martha Trantham
The Pisgah High School Class of 1978 extends our heartfelt condolences to our classmate, Danny Lawrence, on the passing of his mother Nancy Morgan Lawrence. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of sorrow. May the memories you share be your comfort now and forever.
PHS Class of 1978
My condolences to Mrs Lawrence's family. Danny, TIm, Mike and Sandra, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.
Cindy Dixon-Owen
Timmy, Sandra, Mikey n Danny, my heart goes out to you all n all of your families.. We all send you our love n prayers. God bless all of you, give you peace n comfort you through this n always.. I love you guys..
Pamela Lanning Holcombe
Sorry to hear about the loss of your mom ill keep you all in my thoughts and prayers
Dennis Mason
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I know she will be greatly missed. My prayers are with the family.
Faye Snelson
My prayers are with all of you.
Dana Burnette