Obituary of Chelsea Anne Lawrence
Chelsea Anne Lawrence passed away March 31st 2023 at North Memorial Hospital. Preceded in death by her father, Jay Lawrence. Survived by: mother, Margaret (Peg) Lawrence; sister Lacey Lawrence; nephews, Jacob and Elijah
Chelsea was born May 9, 1989 at Methodist Hospital in Rochester Minnesota to the parents of Margaret (Peg) Lawrence and Jay Lawrence of Red Wing Minnesota.
In her earliest years Chelsea lived in Red Wing and spent summers in Lake City on the shores of Lake Pepin. She had a love of water; she swam, fished, and boated. Chelsea enjoyed skiing weather in Minnesota or the Alps. She loved all animals especially horses, the Savannah cats (Nero and Mars) and her dog Coco whom gave her great comfort. Chelsea, a diversified musician, received piano guild awards, played harmonica, trumpet, french horn, handbells, cello, and most notably ukulele. Chelsea reveled in German language and culture. Starting in high school, continuing into study abroad immersion through the Goethe-Institut, personal travels, and later gave her an opportunity to become a Tanzgarde in Spielmannszug.
Chelsea attended St. John’s Prep in Collegeville and graduated from Liberty Charter School. She continued higher learning earning an Associates degree in Childhood Education from Rasmussen College.
During this time Chelsea received her calling to pursue the arts for the glory of God while attending North Heights Lutheran Church’s production therefore solidifying her faith in her Savior Christ.
Chelsea went on to pursue her passion of theatre, and music at University of Northwestern. She studied abroad in Spain and was an intern with the Barcelona International Theatre. She interned as an assistant director on the production Cocktail Hour at the Guthrie theater in Minneapolis. She graduated University with a Bachelors degree in bible study, theatre, a minor in music, and an emphasis in theatre directing. During her time there she cultivated not only a deep rooted passion for the arts but also her Christian journey was further ignited.
Through her time at North Heights and Northwestern she developed her gift of music, sang in choirs both at church and university. A labor of love her voice was developing. Through music and community she cherished her time at The Beloved Church by serving as part of the worship team.
Out of University she took time to explore all aspects of: production, acting, fashion, freelance modeling, and photography. As well she found her place amongst the content creators of social media. She found ample pleasure in engaging in the arts with fellow innovative artists. She collaborated and worked along side of IamMoody, Evine/ShopHQ and a plethora of others.
Within the last few years, as her health deteriorated, she took the platform she had been cultivating on social media through the arts and found her voice again but this time to amplify the voices of fellow warriors who fought strongly for awareness, advocation and accessibility. She spread the light, she held faith that God had a plan and now we will continue to carry her torch.
Chelsea’s Celebration of Life will be held at North Heights Lutheran Church, May 9th 2023, Service at 5pm, and reception following in commons
North Heights Lutheran Church
1700 West Highway 96 Arden Hills, MN 55112
In lieu of flowers, Chelsea’s wishes were to have donations made to: Mast Cell Hope Inc, The Stiff Person Syndrome Research Foundation, and/or The Ehlers-Danlos Society