Priscilla Ann Lawrence
Priscilla Ann Lawrence

Priscilla Ann Lawrence (Newsome) of Bloomfield, formerly of Montclair, died on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Priscilla, daughter of the late Kenneth E. Newsome Sr. and Flora Mae Newsome was born and raised in Montclair and a graduate of Montclair High School.

Ms. Lawrence was employed with NJ Bell and later worked in medical billing for Montclair Community Hospital in Montclair (closed in 2005) and Blue Cross Blue Shield in Philadelphia for many years.

She was a longtime member of St. Paul’s Baptist Church in Montclair. At the time of her passing, Ms. Lawrence was a member of The Life Christian Church in West Orange and was a passionate and devoted volunteer.

Ms. Lawrence was predeceased by her parents Kenneth E. Newsome and Flora Mae Newsome, sisters; Julia Owens and Pamela Peniston, and brother Kenneth E Newsome Jr.

She is survived by her daughters Renee Foster and Larissa Morris; sons-in-law Anthony Foster and Eugene Morris; grandchildren Jalen Morris, Jordan Morris, Justin Morris and Noah Foster; nieces Dawn Owens, Kristin Peniston, and Candice Marinaro; nephews Damon Owens, Michael Peniston, and Rodney Lawrence; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida, Texas, Nebraska, Canada, England and Trinidad.

Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24, at The Life Christian Church, 747 Northfield Ave., West Orange. A Celebration of Life service will begin at 11 a.m. Interment will follow.