Lawrence, Jeffery R. Portage, MI Died Tuesday morning October 25, 2016. Jeff was born March 8, 1967 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the son of Claude "Jack" and Frances (Britten) Lawrence. He had been a lifelong Kalamazoo area resident and was a member of The Lord of Life Lutheran Church. Jeff was preceded in death by his mother, Frances Lawrence on October 25, 1984. He loved fishing, sports, and latch hooking and was a lover of animals. He is survived by his father and step mother, Claude (Bette) Lawrence of Portage, and step brothers, Jeff Martin of Grand Rapids and William (Carol) Martin of Kalamazoo; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. A memorial service and visitation prior to the service will be announced at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the Kalamazoo Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 3295, Kalamazoo, MI 49003-3295 or to The Lord of Life Lutheran Church. Please visit Jeffery's personalized webpage for online guestbook or to leave a condolence. Arrangements were made by the Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 622 S. Burdick St. www.langelands.com.