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Originally published: 2013-03-26 13:22:03
Last modified: 2013-03-26 13:22:03

Morgan Elise Lawrence

Morgan Elise Lawrence, 24, of Meadowbrook Lane, Deep Gap, passed away Monday evening, March 25, 2013, at her home.

Morgan was born Aug. 7, 1988, in Watauga County. She was a member of Rutherwood Baptist Church and was employed at High Country Vending as warehouse manager.

Survivors include her mother, Joan Phillips Alderson and husband, David; her father, Dwayne Anthony Lawrence and wife, Yvonne Mullis-Lawrence, all of Boone; maternal grandmother, Clara Phillips of Boone; paternal grandmother, Anna Lee Lawrence of Vilas; stepsister, Sarah Alderson and stepbrother, Jared Alderson and wife, Kayla, all of Zionville; grandparents, Jim and Carol Alderson of Todd; godparents, Randy and Carolyn Greer of Deep Gap; a number of cousins, and aunts and uncles, including special aunt, Kathy Addis and husband, Jimmy, of Glen Burney, Md.; her constant companion of seven years, her dog, Nakita; and her special pastor and wife, Rev. Gary and Janet Lawrence.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Howard Phillips, and paternal grandfather, Burl Lawrence.

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Rutherwood Baptist Church, officiated by Pastor Gary Lawrence and the Rev. David Ward. The family will receive friends Thursday afternoon from 1 to 1:45 p.m. prior to services at the church.

Morgan was so tender hearted, that she even put the welfare of animals above herself. In Morgan's memory, the family requests in lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Watauga Humane Society, PO Box 1835, Boone, NC 28607.

Online condolences may be expressed at the website

Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Lawrence family.