Lawrence Ellsworth Blair was born on October 12, 1935, in
Washington, DC. He departed this lifetime peacefully at Washington
Hospital Center, Washington, DC on February 24, 2020. He was 84
Lawrence was the youngest child born to Violet Henson Blair and
Steve Blair. He was educated in DC public schools and lived his entire
life in the District. He was a very quiet and kind soul who mostly
stayed to himself. Even though he was somewhat of a loner growing
up he was always positive, energetic, and friendly to all he met. He
was the go-to person for information on the family. Just call Lawrence
because he knows what they would say. He will be sorely missed.
In his early years, Lawrence was very strong and active in a variety
of things. He especially liked fixing up people's yards with his
landscaping business he had on the side. He never owned a car but his
bike was his Cadillac. He would ride his bike all over DC to get to
wherever he wanted to go. In his later years when he could no longer
ride, it was then replaced with the electric wheelchair. Again, he went
all over DC in it.
Lawrence loved music. Like the rest of his family who were all
musically inclined, Lawrence played the harmonica and liked to listen
to spiritual songs and preaching on the radio. He also liked to do
crossword puzzles and call his family and friends to stay in touch.
Lawrence leaves to cherish his memory one sister, Erma Porter of
Savannah, Georgia; 7 first cousins: Sharon Blair of Washington,
DC, George Blair, Edna Smallwood, Joan Gordan, and Denise Boyd
in Maryland, Barbara Blair in Georgia, and Doris Jennings in North
Carolina; his special aide, Mr. Kampta; (girlfriend) Sylvia Gregory; nieces, nephews and friends.
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