L. H. Lawrence

The tombstone is L. H. Lawrence's wife, and notice the toolbox under the bench.

After his wife's death, and each day after work, Mr. Lawrence would come to her grave. Sometimes he was carrying his toolbox, but he often left it overnight at the grave.

L. H. Lawrence monument at Natchez City Cemetery

He would stand on the road just outside the plot and say a prayer. Then he would step into the plot and carefully trim the grass and clean the tombstone while talking to his beloved.

Many times he would be found in the early morning hours by the grounds grew sleeping beside his wife’s grave. He spent so much time here that they placed a bench beside her grave. After his death his toolbox was encased in plastic and placed under the bench, where he often left it.