Obituary of Rachel Lawrence
Rachel Carin Lawrence, 19, of Hebron, CT, beloved daughter of Michael Lawrence and Lynne Olson, ended her life on Friday July 27, 2018 in the early morning hours. Rachel was born on November 19, 1998 in Manchester Hospital, a 2lb. miracle baby. Rachel lived life to the fullest, never passing up a challenge or adventure, be it dancing, cheerleading, fishing, shooting guns with her dad, cliff jumping, or just eating sushi with her friends. She was a successful model with Tillet Studios for 3+ years. She was larger than life on her social media accounts, #Raynochill, where she was followed by her many ‘’fans’’. Rachel was an incredible artist, from painting portraits and murals to tattooing her friends. Rachel moved to Florida in 2017 with her mom and was leaving for the Navy to start her career as a MA in early August. Rachel will be remembered by her friends for her constant tardiness as she perfected her make-up, her 5’11’’ height towering above all, her silly videos and millions of selfies, her zany impressions and her ability to make anyone laugh. She was always kind and loyal. Rachel grew up surrounded by family who love her dearly. She leaves behind many broken hearts. She is predeceased by her grampy Pete Lawrence, her brother Kyle, and her sister Marissa. She also leaves behind her older brother Robert, her brother David, his girlfriend Stephanie, and their four children, nieces Arianna, Victoria, Mia, and her nephew Wesley. Her grandparents Robert and Carol Olson of Glastonbury, her grandmother Sue LaBonne of E. Hartford, her mimi Claudette Hill of Georgia, her aunts and uncles and five special cousins, Gina, Danielle, Samuel, Tobias, and Noelle. She also leaves behind her beloved Boston Terrier, Daisy, of ten years. Friends may call at the Mulryan Funeral Home, 725 Hebron Ave., Glastonbury on Wednesday, August 8 from 5-8pm.
A celebration of her life/Memorial service will be held Thursday, August 9 at 10:00am at Trinity Covenant Church, 302 Hackmatack Street, Manchester. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, please honor Rachel and make a donation to SuicidePreventionLifeline.org in her memory.