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Cyrus Diggs Lawrence

Sunrise: November 7, 1970 - Sunset: January 7, 2022

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.” 2 Timothy 4:7-8

It is with profound regret and deep sorrowthat the Lawrence, Diggs, Dixon, Ross , Grimes and Doe families announce the death of their husband, father, brother, uncle, nephew and cousin, Mr. Cyrus Diggs Lawrence. This sad event occurred on Friday, January 7, 2022, at the Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Spring, MD (USA). Cyrus was a selfless person with a servant’s heart. His gentle demeanor and love for cultivating genuine friendships endeared him to many.

He leaves to mourn his loving, caring and devoted wife, Mrs. Lorene Grimes Lawrence; his children – Eden, Ethan, and Abigail. He also leaves to mourn his death his loving mother Fametta M. Dixon; father Mr. Lemuel Lawrence; siblings – Mawine G. Diggs (Minister of Commerce, R.L), Victor Diggs, Lucretia Diggs Browne, Dino Diggs Boimah, Barbara Diggs, Christian Lardner and Christine Lardner; uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends in Liberia, Europe, Canada, and the USA. Cyrus’ life touched many and we all mourn his loss.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord; and let perpetual light shine upon him.

Wake Keeping:
Friday, January 28, 2022
Teah Funeral Services
270 Fredhilton Pass
Baltimore, MD 21229
Tel: 1-443-799-4814/1-443-517-8137
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Wearing of mask is REQUIRED.
Note: With the exception of the family and select organizations, all tributes must be paid during the wake keeping.

Funeral Service:
Saturday, January 29, 2022
4300 16th St., NW
Washington, DC 20011
Time: 9:00am-10:00am (Viewing)
10:00am (Funeral Service)

NOTE: All CDC COVID-19 health protocols will be observed. Wearing of mask is REQUIRED.

Maryland National Cemetery
13300 Baltimore Ave
Laurel, MD 20707

Due to COVID-19 capacity restrictions, all services and the interment will live streamed via the Facebook page of Providence TV (

The family prefers that all monetary donations/contributions to Cyrus’ memory be made to the Education Fund for Ethan and Abigail by either contacting the family directly or using the following options:

1. Zelle: Lorene Grimes Lawrence 301-233-6592

2. Deposit directly into the 529 account using these links:

Hotel Accommodations (Please contact the hotels directly for rates):

Hilton Garden Inn
Silver Spring, Md

Courtyard by Marriot Silver Spring Downtown (MD)
8506 Fenton St,
Silver Spring, 20910, MD

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC - Silver Spring
8727 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, Md

DoubleTree by Hilton
8777 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring, Md

Courtyard by Marriott Silver Spring North/White Oak
12521 Prosperity Dr.
Silver Spring, 20904, Md

Local Airports:
BWI Marshall Airport (Code: BWI)
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (Code: DCA)
Dulles International Airport (Code: IAD)

Lorene Grimes Lawrence (wife) 301-233-6592
Mawine G. Diggs (Sister) 0886526809
Love David (281)840-8763
Lue Perkins (240)474-6601
Garway Bright (804)908 7415
Charles Wangolo (301)523-8909
Eeron Holder (240)893-2918