Brenda Lawrence

Brenda Lawrence was 62 when she passed away on Jan. 25, 2021.

Brenda was born on Oct. 29, 1958, in Vincennes, the daughter of Roland and Carol (Richardville) Ridge. Brenda was a kind, compassionate person with an outgoing personality who loved to laugh and enjoyed life to the fullest. She was a 1977 graduate of Vincennes Rivet Middle High School, and she enjoyed spending time with family and friends, dancing, doing crafts, traveling, playing at the beach, and especially loved to talk. Brenda considered becoming a mom the single greatest moment of her life. She devoted all her time and energy into raising Dakota to become a fine young man.

Brenda asks that her family and friends try not to grieve because she is gone, but instead be happy for the times they shared. She considered herself blessed to have been a small part of such a loving group of family and friends. She asks that whenever you think of her that you turn that thought into an act of kindness and do something to help someone in need.

Brenda is survived by her husband, Dan Lawrence, and son, Dakota Lawrence, both of Georgetown, Kentucky. She is also survived by her brothers and their wives, Loren and Susan Ridge and Scott Ridge and Autumn Newberry, all of Vincennes.

Brenda was preceded in death by her mother, Carol (Richardville) Rainey; father, Roland Ridge; and her grandmother, Edna Richardville.

A small private ceremony was held on Feb. 2, 2021, at Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home in Vincennes. Family and friends are encouraged to leave their thoughts at www.good

Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home is honored to assist the Lawrence family with arrangements.