Sallie Esther Lawrence, 95, of Orlando, departed this life on Monday, July 10, 2023. Sallie, a lifelong resident of Orlando, was born on April 5, 1928 to the late Florence and Willie Blackman.
Sallie dedicated her life to providing for her family and community. She retired from OCPS as a school crossing guard. She had a true passion for making people feel welcomed and loved. She enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren. She instilled love, wisdom, and Christian values for all of her children and grandchildren to follow. Sallie was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister, and friend who will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her: daughters, Sylvia Flowers, Brenda Sims, Florence Lawrence; sons, Eric Lawrence, Alton (Shay) Lawrence; brother, Willie Blackman; 12 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; 5 great great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and many friends.
A visitation will be held on Friday, July 21, 2023 from 4-6 p.m. at the mortuary.
A service of celebration will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2023, 1:00 p.m. at Postell’s Mortuary Chapel, Orlando. Interment at the Washington Park Cemetery, Orlando.