Dianne Lawrence

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June 15, 1943 - January 8, 2016

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016 from 5-7 p.m., Moreland Funeral Home


Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 7 p.m., Moreland Funeral Home


Dianne C. Lawrence (loving known to family as DeeDee), 72 years old, of Westerville, Ohio passed away on Friday January 8, 2016 peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. After a quick and unexpected diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer on December 27, 2015, she continued to praise the Lord with her unwavering faith in God. Dianne was born on June 15, 1943 in Columbus, Ohio to Robert P. and Hope (Hastilow) Essman. Dianne was the youngest of three children. She graduated high school from Mount Vernon Academy located in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. Although she never had children, she considered her nieces and nephew her own. Preceded in death by her husband, Charles Lawrence and her parents. Known for being a prayer warrior at her place of employment, Roush Hardware, she knew no stranger. She was known for her sweet contagious smile, generosity to others, quick wit and laughter. She lived her life to be an active witness for Jesus Christ her Savior and worshipped at Village Lighthouse Seventh-day Adventist Church in Croton, Ohio. Many will remember Dianne’s laughter, unmatched enthusiasm for life and giving spirit. Her surviving family members include: Best friend and older sister, Margaret and brother-in-law Lowell Hatch. Big brother Tom Essman and sister-in-law Bonnie. Nieces are Vickie Hatch, Connie Essman-Wood, and Cindy (Hatch) Mack. Nephew is Chris Essman. Sister-in-law and friend Bonnie Smith. Many great nieces and nephews. Visitation information for friends and family for Dianne Lawrence: MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 E. Shrock Road in Westerville, Wednesday January 13th 5-7 pm. Following the visitation hours, the service will begin at 7pm officiated by Pastor Yuliyan Filipov. In lieu of flowers, the family requests monetary donations for Bibles to further education c/o Worthington Adventist Academy. The family is deeply grateful for the outpouring of love, prayers and support.


Bob Altiere - Jan 13, 2016

Margaret & Tom,
I’m so sorry to hear about Diane and wish I could be there. Through our early the years our families have been so close it has been a while since I had seen Diane at our reunion a few years back. I do remember her kind loving smile at all our reunions at Uncle Bob’s farm and I know God is welcoming that smile in his kingdom right now.
Our sincere sympathy
Bob and Peggie Altiere

Pastor Yuliyan - Jan 12, 2016

Dear family and friends of Dianne,
My condolences on the loss of a precious relative and friend!
On behalf of our loving Savior, I would like to encourage you to look forward with hope to that Glorious Day, when Jesus will wipe away every tear from your eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain!
May God give you His comfort and peace!

Eileen Lepionka International Playthings,LLC - Jan 10, 2016

I was so saddened to hear of Dianne’s recent illness and sudden passing. She was a true joy to visit with at Roush Hardware. She always had a story to tell me about her family and how all the little great, greats loved to play. Quick with a hug and a smile, she was truly a special person. Thoughts and prayers to all of you…

Cherie & Rosa Santos & Florence French - Jan 10, 2016

Our deepest sympathies and love are with you always. Dianne was an amazing woman who graced all of our lives with her desire to live as Jesus would have her to. Her legacy will live on in spreading the gospel until we see her again. We feel so grateful to have had many years to know Dianne and be a apart of her life. A true friend who made us feel like part of her family. Although deeply saddened for you, we have the hope of seeing her again soon. Love, Cherie, Rosa and Florence

Dwayne Oxford - Jan 9, 2016

Dianne’s spirit will be sorely missed by many. My prayer is for my spirit to be more like hers. She was truly one of God’s very best witnesses. I’m indeed fortunate to have known and loved her as an elder sister. I’ve high hopes of seeing her come resurrection day. RIP Dianne.

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