Mr. Thomas Anthony "Tommy" Lawrence, age 71 of Briliant, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 at The Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo MS. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mack and Norma Lee Mills Lawrence, and a sister, Lavonne Lawrence. Tommy was a graduate of Brilliant High School and Shelton State Barber School. He is survived by his wife, Linda Chesnut Lawrence of Brilliant, a daughter, Tanya Lawrence Booth (Jeremy) of Winfield, a son, Wesley Lawrence (Anna) of Bear Creek, grandchildren, Braxton Lawrence, and Ansley Booth, step grandchildren, Zack and Aiden Booth, a brother, Don Lawrence (Lana) of Brilliant, a neice, Donna Tucker of Winfield, and a host of other relatives and many friends. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 from the Brilliant Church of Christ with burial to follow in Brilliant Memorial Gardens. Greg Lowery and Keith McNeely will officiate. Tommy will lie in state at the church from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. (service time)on Wednesday. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Lawrence family.