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Our Condolences to the Lawrence & Pearson Family

Posted on Tue, Apr 4, 2023

Homegoing Scheduled for Sister Beulah Mae Lawrence, April 14, 2023

The SJBCOA family extends heartfelt sympathy to the families of the late Sister Beulah Mae Lawrence.  The sister of Deacon Clyde Pearson.

The Homegoing celebration is as follows:

Friday, April 14, 2023, Wayland Blue Ridge, 15044 Ryland Chapel Rd, Rixeyville, VA 22737

  • Interment, Free Union Baptist Church, 21649 Mt Pony Rd., Culpeper, VA 22701.
  • Repass will follow immediately at the church.

The service location is approximately 60 miles from the SJBCOA campus; estimated travel time is 1 hour, 17 minutes.

Please continue to keep the family covered in prayer to include safe travel for all those that will be traveling.



Beulah Mae Lawrence, 78, of Culpeper, went to her heavenly home on Friday, March 31, 2023, at Novant Health Systems UVA Culpeper Hospital. She was born on October 6, 1944, in Gaffney, S.C., to the late Clyde Pearson Sr. and Magnolia Pearson.

Beulah spent 30 years as a government management analyst. She received her Bachelor's degree from Triangle Bible Institute. She loved crocheting and public speaking. She was a former correspondent secretary for the Wayland Blue Ridge Association and a member of Free Union Baptist Church for over 36 years. She was the founder and past president of the Wayland Blue Ridge Minister Wives' and Minister Widows' Association, founded in 1988.

She is survived by two sons, Marcus K. Lawrence and Calvin E. Lawrence Jr.; two brothers, Clyde "Johnny" Pearson Jr. and Phillip K. Pearson (Alice); three nephews, Darin Pearson (Joy), Titus Pearson (Roshawnda), and Keith Pearson; and a friend of the family, Joseph H. Cowart, Jr. She is also survived by host of great nieces and great nephews.

In addition to her parents, Beulah was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Dr. Calvin E. Lawrence Sr.; one brother, Thomas W. Pearson; one sister, Jessie Adams; one brother-in-law, Maurice Adams; and one sister-in-law, June L. Pearson.

A funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. on Friday, April 14, 2023, at Wayland Blue Ridge, 15044 Ryland Chapel Rd, Rixeyville, VA 22737. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. The family invites those unable to attend in person to view the service via livestream at