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Henry Lawrence Spaulding

Funeral Services Saturday, January 18, 2014 Viewing at 12:00 noon Funeral at 1:00 p m St. Paul AME Church 1704 Stone Mountain Lithonia Rd. Lithonia, GA 30058 Burial Hillandale Memorial Gardens 6201 Hillandale Dr. Lithonia, GA 30058
Resolution of Sorrow and Respect To Honor
Henry Lawrence Spaulding
“Since it has pleased Almighty God to take our beloved brother on to his reward where he will join that great cloud of witnesses in the heavens”
WHEREAS, Henry Lawrence Spaulding is a direct descendant of our ancestors, Benjamin and Edith Spaulding, the fourth of five siblings of Ethel Jane Moore and Lloyd Leslie Spaulding, the loving husband of Peggy Enolia Shaw Spaulding, the proud father of Cathy and Montgomery Spaulding, and brother of Walter Benjamin Spaulding. WHEREAS, Henry Lawrence was born and reared in Clarkton, NC, a farming community that framed him with a large extended family that later in life made him smile greatly in recalling the dramas and histories of the community. WHEREAS, Henry Lawrence was educated at Potter Academy, Oxford, NC, Johnson C. Smith University, and at Temple University, where he was an excellent student at each institution. WHEREAS, Henry Lawrence proudly served in the United States Army where he became a paratrooper with the 82nd airborne at Fort Bragg, NC, and he completed the difficult Special Forces training. In doing so, he was amongst the first African Americans to do so in those years, soon after President Truman’s integration of the armed ser