Michaela Joy (Lawrence) Wagner of Katy, Texas passed away on Saturday, July 22 in Memorial Hermann Medical Center, Houston, surrounded by family and friends.
She was born on January 9, 1958 in Connersville, Indiana to Edward and JoAnn (Snyder) Lawrence.
Known as Joy by many, she attended and excelled in the Union City Community School system. She also attended Indiana University where she studied Political Science. After college, Joy worked in the Hendricks County Prosecutor's Office, then accepted a position with the State of Indiana as a Supervisor in the Department of Health and Human Services. There she dedicated herself in helping others by enforcing, enhancing, and reforming Support laws by interfacing with county, state, and federal officials and staff. The highlight of her career was being invited to Washington, D.C. to testify before United States Congressional Committee Hearings of the House & Senate. Joy loved giving personalized and handmade gifts to show how much she cared for the most important people in her life.
Michaela was predeceased by her daughter, Meaghan Pope, and her parents, Edward Lawrence and JoAnn Statler. She is survived by her husband, Jeffrey Wagner, and sons Adam Pope and Lane Wagner, sisters Lenita Brewer and Stacia Lawrence, and brothers Scott Lawrence and Jonathan Lawrence. A Memorial Gathering will be from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Friday, August 4, 2017 in the Hampton-Gentry Funeral Home, Plainfield. Online condolences may be sent to www.hamptongentry.com.
Published on August 1, 2017