Lawrence Horace Cody was born on August 15, 1941, to the late Carl Cody and Marylene Stone-Cody. He peacefully passed away at home on Thursday, January 12, 2023.
Lawrence, known as "Cody" or "The Big L.C.," was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended Macedonia Freewill Baptist Church in Piscataway, New Jersey as a young man. Lawrence did not let any grass grow under his feet. Cody loved fishing in his spare time and watching his favorite football team, The Philadelphia Eagles. He held various professional positions, including a Professional Mover with Neptune Moving Company in Long Branch, New Jersey, and drove long distances around the country as a truck driver with Ware's Van and Storage. Lawrence was also an entrepreneur and owner of the American Recycle in Philadelphia.
He made a home in Piscataway, New Jersey, and Vineland, New Jersey, before relocating to Gloucester, Virginia. In Virginia, is where he met Linda Wallace. The two were united in holy matrimony in 2009. The two spent the next fourteen years together in Toano, VA.
Lawrence is predeceased by his parents, Carl and Marylene Cody; sisters, Rosie Cody and Marylene Dawkins; brothers, Leonard and Carl Cody; and sons, Brian L. Guilford and Horace Cody.
Lawrence is survived by his loving wife, Linda Wallace-Cody; daughters, Sherri Guilford of Georgia, Malinda Cody, Tonya Moussa, and Carolyn Guilford, all of North Carolina, LaTonya Wallace-Conyers (Anthony), April Wallace-Taylor (Rodney), and Michelle Wallace-Tabb (Irving), all of Virginia; sons, Damon Chapman and Judson Fisher (Yvonne), all of North Carolina, Larry Cody and Omar Shabazz (Veera), all of New Jersey, Carl Anderson and Robin Andrew, all of Florida; sisters-in-law, Eliza Graves, Ida Richardson, Mary Lucy Logan, and Elizabeth Hunt, all of Virginia, Mary Logan Taylor (Earl) of Maryland; brothers-in-law, Bobby Logan (Joyce) of Williamsburg, Mark Anthony Logan (Glenda) of Alabama, Michael Logan (Gale) of Georgia, and Ralph Logan (Laura) of Tennessee; devoted nieces, Regina Perry, Sandra Dawkins-Dildy, and Joyce Dawkins-Beverley; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.
Mr. Cody may be viewed from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Saturday, January 21, 2023, at Whiting's Funeral Home. Beginning at 2:30 p.m., family and friends are welcome to share fond memories of Mr. Cody. Facial coverings are required.
Professional services entrusted to the staff of Whiting's Funeral Home, 7005 Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185. 757-229-3011 whitingsfuneralhome.com