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LAWRENCE E. SPRIGGS

February 28, 1933 October 11, 2010
LAWRENCE E. SPRIGGS
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Lawrence Evander Spriggs was born February 28, 1933 in Anne Arundel County, MD to the late James Ellsworth Spriggs and Mary Spriggs Whittington. He was the oldest of nine children.

Lawrence attended Anne Arundel Public Schools and was a long time resident of Anne Arundel County. Lawrence was joined in Holy Matrimony to Shirley Chew Spriggs on November 3, 1956. They were blessed with two children.

Lawrence began his career in the U.S.Army in April of 1953. He was Honorable Release from active duty in April of 1955. After serving in the Army, Lawrence was employed by Andrews Air Force Base, Camp Springs, MD until he retired. After retirement from Andrews, he joined his brothers at the family construction business, Spriggs Construction.

Lawrence was a faithful, dedicated, and active member of Peters United Methodist Church where he attended since childhood. He served as President of the United Methodist Men, Mens Choir, Vice President of the Trustees, Chairman of the Finance Committee, member of the Staff Pastor Parish Relations Committee, Senior Choir, Stain Glass Committee and the van driver for the Sunday School. Lawrence loved the Lord and was not afraid to praise him. If there was a program at Peters, Carters or any of the community churches, you could count on him being there. His favorite songs were Peace in the Valley and Theres A Bright Side Somewhere.

Lawrence was well loved and respected by his family and everyone he met. He was always willing to help and lend a hand whenever and whoever needed it. Lawrence was a long time devoted fan of the Washington Redskins Football Team and the Baltimore Orioles Baseball Team and loved watching the games on Sunday evenings with the family.

Lawrence Evander Spriggs peacefully departed this life in the early morning hours of October 11, 2010, at Calvert Memorial Hospital. Lawrence leaves to cherish his memories, his wife Shirley Chew Spriggs; son, Larry Spriggs, Sr.; daughter, Linda Parker; daughter-in-law, Sandra Spriggs, son-in-law, Jerry Parker; six grandchildren, Tarell, Larry, Jr., and Amber Spriggs, Jerone, Taneika, and Lakia Parker; one great-grandson, Jai Parker. He also leaves to cherish his memories, his mother, Mary Spriggs Whittington; one brother, William Spriggs; two sisters, Victoria and Genevieve Spriggs;six sisters-in-law, Madeline, Carolyn,and Valerie Spriggs, Mary Maynard, Hattie McDuffie, and Frances Brown; three brothers-in-law, Lawrence, Roland, and Charles Chew; three aunts, Carrie Hall, Helen Wallace, and Dorothy Spriggs. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert, Everett, Henry, Walter and Frank and step-father, Daniel Whittington; sisters-in-law, Margaret Savoy, Dorothy and Arvita Chew; brother-in-law, Melvin Watkins. Lawrence will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Cemetery:

Spriggs Cemetery

Visitation:

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Sewell Funeral Home 1451 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick, MD 20678 on October 15, 2010 (map/driving directions)
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Peter's UM Church 2785 Chaney Road Dunkirk, MD 20754 on October 16, 2010 (map/driving directions)

Service:

11:00 AM at Peter's UM Church 2785 Chaney Road Dunkirk, MD 20754 on October 16, 2010 (map/driving directions)

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