Laura G. Lawrence of Atlanta passed away peacefully in the evening of July 8, 2018, at Hospice Atlanta, surrounded by friends and family. She was born on September 9, 1947 at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta and was raised in Dalton, Ga. She attended public schools including Dalton High School, where she qualified for The Honor Society and was Homecoming Queen for 1964. Laura made her debut at the 1964 Cotton Ball in Chattanooga, Tenn.
She later attended college at LSU, Colorado and Georgia State University, from which she graduated in 1967. She married Richard S. Lawrence of Atlanta in 1968 and they remained together for more than 50 years. Laura spent most of her married years as a homemaker while raising two children, Richard Jr. and Janice. She worked in business for several years in the administrative field for Property Advisory Corporation and Library Specialists. In her early years of marriage, she participated in an ALTA tennis league on a team based at The Standard Club.
In recent years, Laura was an avid reader and played duplicate bridge and mahjong. She was a fan of Georgia Tech sports and attended some 50 games in a few years. She enjoyed her beach days at her condo in Palm Beach. She leaves behind her husband, Richard; two children, Richard Jr. and Janice; two grandchildren, Lucian and Tesa; and two brothers, Larry and Lucky and their wives and children.
Laura was liked or loved by everyone she knew and she had many close friends. A memorial service was held Friday, June 13, 2018 at The Temple with Rabbi Samuel Kaye officiating. Arrangements made by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.