Biography: Lawrence Donnell Merchant, 49, of Angleton, Texas passed away on January 13, 2021, in Houston, Texas. Lawrence, was born on Friday, November 26, 1971, to the late Felix Ford, and Daisy Merchant, in Galveston, Texas. He was affectionately called “Merch” by many of his family and friends. “Merch” accepted Christ an early age and was baptized at First Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. H.L. Hubbard. He attended the Angleton ISD public school system. He enjoyed singing and having a good time with his friends. “Merch” was preceded in death by his father, Felix Ford, and his grandparents. He leaves his loving memories to his mother, Daisy Merchant, of Angleton, his brother Colton Kemp (Monique), of Lake Jackson, his aunt, Stella Merchant, of Angleton, his cousin, Juanita Merchant of Jordan, other relatives, many, many friends, and other well-wishers. Visitation will be 10:00am to 11:00am Saturday, January 23, 2021, at Gardner’s Funeral Chapel, 507 West Orange, Angleton, Texas; followed by Memorial Services at 11:00am; Officiant/Eulogist Rev. G.R. Holland.