Vonnie Lisa Lawrence Morrison

Sunrise: November 17, 1963

Sunset: November 24, 2023

“Oh happy day” on Friday, November 24, 2023, our Sovereign Lord and Savior dispatched the morning train from glory to receive our precious Vonnie Lisa Lawrence Morrison.

Lisa, as she was fondly and affectionately called by family and friends was born to the late Raymond and Gladys Hunt Lawrence. Her sister and precious sibling, Rev. Andrea Lawrence also preceded her in death.

She was educated through Suffolk School System. Lisa was a graduate from Forrest Glenn High School, of class of 1982.  Lisa was previously employed with Gwaltney Foods and worked at Unilever at the time of her death.

Vonnie was a loving wife, mother, sister, and Grand Nan who displayed a swag and style that attracted many friends and loved ones; some of whom fondly reverenced and respected her as their “Ma.”

As with the roots of a tree, her fruit of love are deeply connected and will remain forever in the lives many, especially with her husband McKinley Morrison III and their children, Rayshon Lawrence (Freda), Jabari Wilson (Alicia), McKinley Morrison IV, and Sharnay Morrison.

It was no secret that one of Vonnie’s proudest accomplishments was being “Nan” to her beloved and beautiful grandchildren. She loved them with an everlasting love and cherished every moment spent in their presence. Her support for them was truly amazing and appreciated by Ashley, Rayshon Jr, Namir, Navy, Jayden, Jeremiah, Amoni, Jabari Jr., McKinley IV, Jocquin, Jamier, Autumn, A’riyah, and Koi, who were the soft spots of her heart.

Many have found themselves to be recipients of her unique style and smile, however,

her siblings William Hunt (Virginia), Bessie Hunt, Gladys Hunt, Alan Ray Hunt (Cheryl), Katrina Carty (Stefan), Pamela Reid (Greg), Derek Lawrence (Gershon), all say “Tell the Lord thank you” for having been able to share in such an awesome and amazing life.

Lisa is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, and three awesome aunts: Mrs. Evelyn Copeland, Mrs. Mary Virginia Parker, and Ms. Georgia Jones, along with an extended family and friends.


To her special sister friends Nikki, Nae, Reba, Teresa, and Valarie to name a few

Vonnie says:

Thank you for being a friend. Traveled down the road and back again

Your heart is true, you’re a pal and a confidant

And if you threw a party, invited everyone you knew

You would see the biggest gift would be from me

And the card attached would say “Thank you for being a friend.”


She exemplified a sacrificial and selfless spirit of blessing others in many areas on her spiritual journey. Without doubt, Vonnie has sown countless seeds of love in the lives of her family and friends that will forever grow and bloom in our hearts. Some of her happiest times
were spent with the fun-loving and energetic Seniors of Oak Grove Baptist Church. It was an honor for her to faithfully serve them on many occasions with laughter, love, excitement, and enjoyment.

Well done, good and faithful servant. Thou hast been faithful over a few things; I will make thee ruler over many things. Enter thou into the joy of thy lord. St. Matthew 25:23

Viewing Thursday, November 30, 2023 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Metropolitan Funeral Service 268 Holladay Street Suffolk, Virginia Celebration of Life Friday, December 1, 2023 12:00 Noon Oak Grove Baptist Church 2635 East Washington Street Suffolk, Virginia Laid To Rest Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery East Washington Street Suffolk, Virginia

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    Lona Jeannette Denson says

    My beautiful friend l will forever remember the times we shared and the memories we made growing up. Praying for your family and wishing them the comfort we know only God can provide. Love you always…Jeannette

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    Beverly Dolberry says

    My deepest condolences to the family. Vonnie I am going to miss you, I am so glad that we got a chance to talk and text and tell each onThanksgiving Day. Love you and S. I. P., 😢
    Praying for you all

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      Linda Beamon says

      My ❤️ felt condolences to the Lawrence/ Hunt Family. Take your rest Queen….

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    janice M blunt says

    My sincere condolences to the family. Mrs. Lisa was a beautiful person. She gave the best hugs at church. She made you feel important and beautiful. Her smile could brighten up any room. I will cherish the great memories of her.

    Janice Daughtrey Blunt

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    Aldreinia Godwin-Scott says

    My condolences to the entire family. Lisa was so sweet all around. She always greeted me the BEST warm hugs, and always called me birthday twin because we shared the same birthday. I will miss seeing her down the street and at church. Love you always Lisa.

    Aldrienia Godwin-Scott

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    Michele Brown says

    Vonnie Lisa was a dear friend that I grew up with. I will miss her warm smile and embrace whenever she greeted me at Oak Grove Baptist Church. My condolences to the family and friends, she will be missed. You are with God and heaven is rejoicing!

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    Liz Brown says

    My sincere condolences to Lisa’s
    entire family. May you find comfort and peace in knowing that others care.

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    Monica Darcel Davis says

    A’gape Love ❤️ Peace and my Deepest Sympathy to The entire Family. I love each one of you. Monica Darcel Davis 💖

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    Brion & Karen Perry says

    (Rev) Brion Perry,
    Karen “K-K” (Edmond) Perry and family extend our deepest sympathy, our heartfelt condolences and fervent prayers to our family! We’re here for you all, we’re praying for you all and we love you all. God’s strength and comfort be yours in an abundance .

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    Brittani Harris says

    Mrs Vonnie!!! I going to miss you girl!! I’m going to miss our lil conversations at work about any and everything!!! I appreciate you for guiding me through this process at work!!! It hurts my heart I only had 7 good months with you but I will cherish Every Memory of you!!!!! I love you!!!!!

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    Lisa will most definitely be missed! The entire Roberts Family would like to send our heartfelt condolences to the Hunt, Lawrence and Morrison Families.

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    LaVern Sessoms-Hayes says

    With Heartfelt sympathy to the Lawrence/Hunt/Morrison families. Prayers of comfort to Strengthen your family along this Journey. Lisa’s smile was her blueprint. I’ll always keep in Rembrance our last encounter. The warmth of your her beautiful smile left me smiling.Thank you Father God for her spirit🙌🏽🙌🏽Lisa was a Designers Oringinal❣️

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