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Celebration of Life for Marilyn Elaine Lawrence-Anglin "MEL"

  • Marilyn Elaine Lawrence-Anglin  She was known as "Mel," born to Cecil and the late Gwendolyn Lawrence on August 29, 1964, in Kingston, Jamaica.   She attended Nathan Hale HS and Broadway Beauty School. She established The New You as an esteemed black salon owner in the CD for 30+ years.   Hence, COVID-19, she established The Joseph Project, a non-profit organization mentoring BIPOC children in the Seattle Public Schools.    On February 29, 2024, surrounded by her loving family, she peacefully transitioned. She is survived by her husband Tony, 3 children Eyuen, Kimoye, and Caleb, 6 grandchildren, Kiyoshi, Zola, Ellyott, Sofiyah, Truu, and one on the way.    Loved by Father Cecil, and siblings Byron, Dave, Bobby, Annette, and Michelle. Preceded in death by mother Gwendolyn sisters Joan and Marie.    Memorial Service - Southside Church of Christ  12200 59th Ave S. Seattle 98178 March 23, 2024, at 11:00 AM.  Repass immediately following 


Mel, you were truly one of the sweetest and kindest people I have ever met. May your soul rest peacefully with our Lord. I am blessed to have known you 🙏 ❤️


Sweet Mel. This is such a shock. I frequented her salon and had many conversations with her about the goodness of The Lord, and walking with Christ. She was so young. I pray now for the peace & comfort of her family that remains. Rest in The Arms of Your Savior, Mel!! Enjoy paradise my friend! Love from your former fellow stylist, Toya Williams

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