Bernard “Ralph” Lawrence, Jr., 58, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on November 20, 2019 in Washington, DC. He was born on July 18, 1961 in Leonardtown, MD and was the loving son of the late Doris Jean Lawrence and Bernard Ralph Lawrence, Sr. Ralph was the loving husband of Kimberly Lawrence. He is survived by his son Christopher Michael Lawrence of Mechanicsville, MD; siblings Donna Emerson of Hollywood, MD, Bernice Ryce (Kenny) of Hollywood, MD, Marietta Peake (Kenny) of Churchton, MD, James Lawrence (Lisa) of Hollywood, MD, Cathy Buckler (James) of Mechanicsville, MD.
The family will receive friends on Monday, December 2, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 in Our Lady of the Wayside Church Chaptico, MD with Father Michal Sajnog officiating. Interment will be private. Serving as pallbearers will be Christopher Lawrence, James Lawrence, Matthew O’Dell, Nicholas Shadwell, Bill Mattingly, Kenny Ryce, John Fitzgerald, Paul Stewart and Wally Norris.
Contributions may be made to Special Olympics Maryland - St. Mary’s County P.O. Box 921 Hollywood, MD 20636.