Mrs. Annie Gertrude Rice Lawrence (Gertie), age 76 of Dallas, Ga. passed away on Friday, July 19, 2013. The funeral service will held on Tuesda,y July 23,2013 at 11a.m. from New Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Marietta. Rev. A.L. Zollicoffer Pastor officiating interment Kennesaw Memorial Park Cemetery. Although Gertie never had children of her own, she was a loving mother to many “adopted” children. We will all miss her wonderful laugh and sense of fun. She always wore a smile and encouraged others, even when she was very ill. Gertie was a devoted friend and made new friends everywhere she went. She was widely known for her great cooking, especially her cakes and pies. One the many jobs she held in her life was working in the kitchen at the former Planters Restaurant. “Gertie’s Vinegar Pie” was a favorite dessert on their menu. A special thanks to all of the staff at NW GA Oncology in Dallas, Wellstar Paulding Hospital, Wellstar Cobb Hospital, and Unihealth Post Acute Care who took such good care of Gertie. Gertrude was preceded in death by her husband, Freddie Lawrence. Visitation will be held Monday, July 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hanley-Shelton Funeral Home Marietta, Ga.