Lawrence Ragin Jr.
October 3, 1968 - December 25, 2021
**Please send all flowers and condolence items directly to the church**
Monday, January 10, 2022
Metropolitan United Methodist Church
1121 W Lanvale St.
Baltimore, MD 21217
Woodlawn Cemetery & Chapel
2130 Woodlawn Dr
Baltimore, MD 21207
Lawrence Ragin Jr., affectionately known as “Banana” was born October 3, 1968 in Baltimore Maryland to the late Lawrence Ragin Sr. and Helen McLaughlin-Ragin. He was the first male child born of his six siblings. Lawrence attended elementary school in Baltimore City before finishing up high school in Prince George’s County public school system.
After graduating, Lawrence attended Prince George's Community College and received a certification as a Master Electrician. Lawrence was a true master of his craft - which afforded him an opportunity to work for multiple companies through the metropolitan area. Later in life Lawrence also went into business for himself when he open his landscaping company - Ragin’s Lawn Care.
Lawrence was a family man with a huge heart. He grew up in a large family whom he loved to spend time with. He and six siblings were always very close. As a Father, Lawrence was very involved in the lives of his three children. He loved his children immensely and he would laugh and joke and do anything for them but he didn’t take any mess. He made sure they had everything they needed. He was very proud of each of his children in their own way. The milestones they accomplished always was a point of joy for Lawrence.
Lawrence met Natasha Chittams the two of them enjoyed their lives together, traveling the world and supporting one another. The love they shared for one another was unmatched and stood the test of time.
Lawrence lived a very happy life. He was a fun and go lucky kind of guy. Whomever he met, took a liking to him. From his undying support and his stylish presentation which included the different hats, shoes, and cologne that he wore, Lawrence was one of a kind. He was a dedicated supporter of and loved the Washington Football Team and other Washington sports teams. You could see him in the stadium with his Washington gear on, cheering his team along. His banter against the Dallas Cowboys will be missed. He always was ready to fulfill his passion of traveling and going out to eat at different restaurants all around the metro area. His caring spirit touched everyone who knew him including his immediate family, friends and neighbors who were all touched by his wisdom, and his loving and spiritual ways.
As God would have it, on December 25, 2021, in the peace of his home, God stretched forth his almighty hand, and Lawrence Ragin Jr. was called home.
He is survived by the love of his life and committed life partner, Natasha Chittams. His devoted son: Brian Barnes, his loving daughters: Antonese (Delonte) Williams and Lauryn Ragin. His bonus sons: Donnell Chittam and Rico Jackson. His grandchild: Brooklyn Williams. His devoted six siblings: Sean Ragin, Eric Ragin, Terrence Ragin, Tiffany Ragin and Jermaine Ragin. Two aunts: Marie Edwards, Frances Robertson. An uncle: Bruce Winters. His adopted aunt Delores “Adelle” Trimiar. A devoted niece, Tierra “Tee Tee” Holland, a special and devoted cousin Elvin Morris. His nephews Donnie, Earl Jr., Sean Jr., Eric Jr., Rafael, nieces Shane’, Iesha, Jasmine, Jernay, Tamara, Leah, Devnynn, Mckynzie, and Zoey. As well as a host of cousins and many loyal friends.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents: Mr. and Mrs. Garry and Lizzie Ragin. His parents: Mrs. and Mrs. Lawrence and Helen McLaughlin-Ragin. His sister: Renee McLaughlin.