Betty Jean Lawrence, 81, of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, May 09, 2012 at Jonesboro. Mrs. Lawrence was born January 23, 1931 at Marvell, Arkansas to the late H.Z. “Shorty” Stephens and the late Lena Bass Stephens.
She is survived by two sons, Gary Lawrence of Jonesboro and Frank Lawrence, Jr. (Diane) of Memphis, Tennessee; a daughter, Susan Boddie (Jerry) of Seymour, Tennessee; eight grandchildren, Eli Nouri, Matt Ziegenhorn, Stephen Ziegenhorn, Stacey Caldwell, Brian Self, Canaan Boddie, Beth Rehrig and Stephanie Morgan; eleven great-grandchildren; one sister, Pat Ishmael of Helena, Arkansas; and a brother, Glenn Stephens, Sr. (Martha) of Bremen, Georgia.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Frank L. Lawrence, Sr.; and a daughter, Sharon Ziegenhorn.
Graveside services for Betty Lawrence will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 12, 2012 at Maple Hill Cemetery in Helena. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Roller-Citizens.
Services will be directed by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, West Helena, (870) 572-2571.