Betty Hamrick Lawrence, 85, of Colonial Heights passed away on Wednesday, September 14, 2022. Born February 20, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Emma Dalton and Arthur Graham Hamrick, Sr., and was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Bob” Vernon Lawrence, Sr.; son, Robert Lawrence, Jr.; and sister, Joan Smith.
She was a longtime member of Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church, where she served as an Elder. After 27 years of devoted service, she retired from Colonial Heights Public Schools as an elementary teacher. She was a member of the Colonial Heights Retired School Teacher’s Association and Petersburg Country Club. Betty enjoyed golfing and playing bridge.
She is survived by her loving son, Kenneth Lawrence and his wife, Sharon; grandsons, Patrick and Michael Lawrence; brothers Arthur Hamrick and wife, Sandra, Daniel Hamrick and wife, Suzanne; and several nieces, nephews and other extended family members. The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the staff at the Dunlop House in Colonial Heights for the extraordinary care for Betty in her time of need.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at the Colonial Heights Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Crematory, 2033 Boulevard. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Saturday from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church, 211 Lynchburg Ave, Colonial Heights, VA 23834, or the Alzheimer's Association, National Capital Area Chapter. 8180 Greensboro Drive, Suite 400. McLean, VA 22102. Online condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall.com.