Andrew Lawrence April 27th, 1982 - December 5th, 2022

Andrew Lawrence, 40, of Benton Harbor, MI passed away December 5, 2022 at his home.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 6:00 P.M., Thursday, December 15, 2022 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Service, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph with pastor Michael Roth officiating. Friends may visit from 5:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M., Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Gift of Life Foundation, 3861 Research Park Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Those wishing to share a memory of Andrew online may do so at

Andrew was born April 27, 1982 in St. Joseph, MI to Robert & Joyce (Fortenbacher) Lawrence. He graduated from St. Joseph High School in 2000. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University and then his Masters from The Grand Canyon University of Phoenix in Colorado. Andrew was a History Teacher for Countryside Academy. He was an avid runner who competed in many marathons, half marathons and many other races he also enjoyed music.

Andrew is survived by his parents Robert & Joyce Lawrence; sister Katie (Josh) Smith; brother Robert “Rob” Lawrence Jr. (fiancé Melissa Moore); niece Langlei Smith; nephew Carter Smith; aunt Jane (Warren) Hughes; and uncles Kenneth Fortenbacher and William (Lee) Lawrence.