Mrs. Anna Lee Tester Lawrence, 90, formerly of Burl Lawrence Road, Vilas, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday October 3, 2019.

Born in Watauga County on July 17, 1929, Anna Lee was the daughter of the late Amos J and Lillie Mae Glenn Tester.

Anna Lee was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She worked for Shadowline, Appalachian State University and Ribbon Textiles, but her most rewarding career was that of a dedicated and hardworking homemaker. She was a talented and gifted gardener, seamstress and expert quilter. She won first prize for one of her quilts at the North Carolina State Fair and Honorable Mention in a national competition. Although she enjoyed her gardening and quilting, her devotion to God and family came first. She loved cooking for her family and extended family. She was a perfect hostess and made everyone feel at home when visiting her.

In addition to her parents, Anna Lee was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Burl Lawrence, two daughters, Renee Beach, Annetta Brown, a granddaughter, Morgan Lawrence, one son-in-law, Steve Cole, six sisters, Maggie Ward, Addie Trivette, Hazel Ward, Delilah Harmon, Louisa Tester, Rose Edna Wilson and two brothers, John and Ed Tester. She is survived by two sons, JB Lawrence (Lynn) of Blowing Rock and Dwayne Lawrence (Yvonne) of Boone, two sons-in-law, L.E. Beach of Vilas, and Mack Brown of Mountain City, TN, two daughters, Donna Cole of Raleigh and Loretta Combs (Ernest) of Zionville, nine grandchildren, Aprile Love (Jimmy) of Vilas, Winston Lawrence (Jessica) of Sugar Grove, Justin Lawrence of Blowing Rock, Jeremy Beach (Emily) of Vilas, Debbie Scott (Robert) of Fredericksburg, VA, Lynn Combs (Sue), Teresa Alderson (Jimmy), Marietta Presnell (David) and Bernetta Woodard(Joe) all of Zionville. She is also survived by fourteen great grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren.

Anna Lee was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Zionville.

Funeral services for Anna Lee Lawrence will be conducted at 12 Noon on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by Rev. Herbert McCoy. The family will receive friends from 11:00 am until noon prior to the service. Internment will be at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Zionville.

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