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Jeffrey "Jeffer" A. Lawrence

Jeffrey "Jeffer" A. Lawrence

Jeffrey "Jeffer" A. Lawrence, age 73, of Quincy, died on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 in the Macomb Post-Acute Care Center. He was born on November 18, 1948 in Honolulu, HI, the son of Jack C. and Shirley J. (Godsil) Lawrence.

Professionally he worked in radio sales and was an announcer on the "Oldies Show" playing classics from the 40's, 50's, and 60's on stations in Macomb and Galesburg.

Jeff was proud of his service in the US Army Infantry. He was one of three generations of his family to service as infantrymen.

He enjoyed playing golf, in his younger years he played baseball and softball. Jeff was a diehard Chicago Cubs and Bears fan. He was a wonderful big brother, and uncle who cared deeply about his entire family.

He is survived by his partner Mary Kay Rossmiller of Quincy, a sister, Debbie Lawrence of Huntersville, NC; nieces and nephews: Brenden (Meg) Oleson, of Union, KY and Amanda (John) Schmidt of Huntersville, NC.
Great nieces and nephew, Ava, Jade, Chloe and Makai Oleson, Sterling and Campbell Schmidt and many extended family members on Mary Kay's side also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Jimmy Lawrence in infancy.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Brigid Catholic Church with Rev. Scott Snyder officiating. Interment in St. Brigid Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at St. Brigid Church. Memorials may be made to Great River Honor Flight. Service arrangements are with Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Messages may be shared online at www.dukerandhaugh.com.

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From:
Janice Predmore
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Mary Kay,
I’m so sorry to read this news. You will be my thoughts and prayers.
From:
Mark A. Wiewel
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Mary Kay:
Very sorry for your loss.
I was honored to be one of Jeff’s caregivers.
Eternal rest Jeff.
Chaplain Mark
Blessing Hospital
From:
Marilyn Taylor
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Mary Kay, I just read this and could not believe it I am so sorry. He was such a nice guy. In case you have forgotten, he rented from me at 2040 Payson Avenue until I sold it. May God comfort you.
From:
Heidi Aycock
Pinson, AL
Comments:
Thinking of you during this difficult time. Jeff was such a mentor and dear friend to me at K100 and WAIK. From commercial script writing to sales proposals and even wiffle ball in the parking lot.. we did it all and had a blast. I'm so thankful to have been a part of his life. Hugs to you Mary Kay and his family.
From:
Diane Baucom
Las cruces, NM
Comments:
Mary Kay , so sorry for your loss dear friend . Charles and Diane
From:
Norm & Nancy Boone
Barry, IL
Comments:
So sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. You have our sympathy. May he Rest In Peace🙏
From:
John Varble
Naperville, IL
Comments:
I became a friend of Jeff in our high school, we had great times at parties, his house. I went to South Bend, looked at Notre Dame we didn’t go went to a lot parties with him and Debbie. I went to Florida with on leave from the army before I went over seas. At the reunions we talked a lot. I miss him every much, I should have stayed with him better
Love to all at this time from my wife Karen and my sister Karen . Sorry I can’t make it there for Jeff to much going on here with grandkids.
John
From:
John and Stacy Clark
LIBERTY, IL
Comments:
Mary Kay,
We are sorry for your loss. We offer prayers of peace and comfort for you.
From:
Diana and Don McCleary
Liberty, IL
Comments:
Dear Mary Kay, Our hearts break for you. May God hold you in the palm of His Hand as you travel this rocky road.
From:
Alison Tieman
Liberty, IL
Comments:
Mary Kay,
I am so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working with Jeff at WGEM. We had a shared love of history, especially the Spanish-American War, and had some great talks. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
From:
Bob Navolio
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Dear Jeff, Thanks for calling me over 45 years ago to tell me Hall of Famer Bob Feller was in Quincy. You made him wait until I got there for his autograph and exciting conversation! You were the real deal Jeff! Bob Be-Bop Navolio