In Loving Memory

Robert Earl Lawrence

September 14, 1972 - April 1, 2021


Robert E. Lawrence, 48, a lifelong resident of Mobile, Alabama, passed away on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at home surrounded by family.

Robert graduated from Satsuma High School, received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Mobile, and Master of Science from Old Dominion University. Robert retired from the City of Chesapeake, Virginia where he served as a Global Information Systems Emergency Planner.

He enjoyed all aspects of technology, including coding, building websites, and consulting with companies to improve their on-line presence. He never met a computer he could not master.

What he loved in his own words, “The familiarity of a new word, the scent of a clean room, a sublime joke, the solution to an unknown problem… such salve to age.”

Robert was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Horace E. Steely and Mr. & Mrs. Jack G Lawrence Sr.

He is survived by his siblings, Scott Hudson (Ashleigh), Joshua Lawrence (Ryan) and Ashley Gillis (Ken); his nephews, Connor Lawrence and Hayes Gillis; and his niece, Ashlyn Hudson.

A graveside service will be held at Mobile Memorial Gardens, 6100 Three Notch Rd, Mobile, AL on Monday, April 5, 2021 at 4:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to The Shiner Children’s Hospital at

Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.


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