James Edward Lawrence “Sonny” age 80 of Cordova, MD passed away on Monday, March 12, 2018 at the House in the Pines in Easton after a short illness. He was born May 1, 1937 in Easton, MD, son of Clara Mae Chase and James Wells. He attended the public school of Talbot County.
Sonny was employed for years in farm management on large estates such as Springfield, Cooke’s Hope, Otwell and World Farms. He was also a groundskeeper for Talbot County Country Club golf course. Later he became a supervisor under William Clear for Easton Maintenance Service doing lawn care, windows, floors and office cleaning. After he retired, he continued to do minor cleaning jobs. He loved his gardens and looked forward to March to start plowing, planting and fishing. He loved to watch sports on television, football, baseball and boxing.
He was preceded in death by a son, Robert Foster, stepchildren, Keith and Gregory Warrick, Stephanie Warrick Gayle, brothers, William Lawrence and John Chase, brother in-law, Albert Monroe, Jr. and niece, Brenda Chase.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Bernice Monroe Lawrence; stepchildren, Stacey Warrick Stanley, Easton, MD, Earl (Stephanie) Warrick, Newcastle, DE, Dwight (Darlene) Warrick, Cordova, MD; step grandchildren, Danielle Warrick, Florida, Antoinette (Ron) Warrick, East New Market, Ashley (Ezra) Lulandala, Odenton, Jamial and Jerrica Stanley, Towson, DeMario Warrick, Easton, Earl Warrick Jr., Newcastle, DE and Ethan Warrick, Federalsburg; step great grandchildren, Diondre, Terrance, Najee, Justin, Jorza, Jonza, Shiloh, Aubrey and Braxton; sisters, Susie Jenkins and Viola Chase, Easton; brother, Roland (Bonnie) Chase, Easton and a special nephew, Tyler Chase; sisters in-law, Shirley Nash, New York, Rosalee Reveron, Cordova, Ruth Sampson, Delaware, Gwendolyn Tilghman, Philadelphia and brother in-law, Maurice (Jean) Monroe, Virginia and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A special thanks to Dr. Hinduja and DaVita Dialysis, Easton, MD.