Barbara Goggans Lawrence

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Barbara Goggans Lawrence, 72, a longtime resident of Gardendale, passed away on June 12,, 2019 at home surrounded by family.
She was born on January 8, 1947 in Parrish, AL to Freddie Lene Alewine Goggans and Dock Ray Goggans. She grew up in East Thomas and graduated from Ensley High School.
One of her greatest pleasures was making other people happy. Her home was always open to family and friends, and she continuously gave to others. Barbara was very active in the community and taught children's Sunday School for many years at Gardendale Mt. Vernon UMC.
Her life was enriched by her son, Russell, his wife, Christy, and granddaughters, Caroline and Alice.
She is preceded in death by her father, Dock Ray Goggans, husband, Daniel H. Lawrence, brother-in-law, Doug Cole. She is survived by her mother, Freddie Goggans (Dan) Woodard, son Russell (Christy) Hodge, granddaughters Caroline and Alice Hodge; sisters Brenda Goggans Cole, Brackey Goggans (John) Stewart, Debra Watson Ashworth, Kimberly Goggans Larsen; nieces and nephews Christy Gilbert (Chuck) Lathrop, Dr. Kaci Larsen, Tripp Larsen, Kristian Larsen and several extended family and close friends.
The visitation and funeral service is scheduled to start at 2:00pm on Saturday, June 15, at Gardendale Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of Barbara Lawrence to the Cancer Research Institute at https://fundraise.cancerresearch.org/fundraiser/2160298.
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Published on June 18, 2019
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