Lawrence Tyrone Mende

On the evening of January 25, 2018, we lost a Son, Brother, Uncle, Cousin and very good Friend. 

Lawrence passed away at St. Vincent Hospital in Billings, Montana after a sudden illness. He was 34 years old. At the time of his death he was comforted by his mother Priscilla Jackson.

Lawrence Mende was born August 19, 1983 in Passaic, New Jersey. He was the 4th child of Priscilla Jackson and Jesse Toon. Lawrence lived in Passaic, New Jersey during his younger years and then, moved to Miles City, Montana to attend Custer County High School where he graduated in May of 2003. He then, returned to New Jersey to purse his career as a Sterile Processing Technician and further pursing his career as a traveling technician.

He enjoyed traveling, meeting new people, and his love for scenic views throughout the United States. In his spare time, he enjoyed drawing, bowling and football. He loved old school cars (& his Chevy Nova). He was a loving son, loyal friend, and great uncle. And always expressed love for his family and friends. 

Lawrence is survived by a stepfather Matthew Jackson, Mother Priscilla (Mende) Jackson, bothers and sisters Jesse Mende, David Mende, James and Bernadette (Mende) Land, Arron and Brenda (Jackson) Bowman, Kim VanderLaan. Six Aunts, Seventeen cousins, and 18 nieces and nephews and one great-niece. And his childhood friend Micah Francis (Friends since kindergarten, brother by the second grade).

Pall Bearers: Jesse Mende, David Mende, Bryan Selby, Brian Ancrum, Micah Francis, Arron Bowman, Dayron Johnson, Andrew Hon.

A visitation will be held Tuesday, January 30, 2018, from 1 pm to 6 pm followed by a Vigil Service at The Parlor in Miles City. Interment at Custer County Cemetery.

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