Lawrence Fennell is a father and husband. He has served with Sampson County Sheriff's Office for 10 years. Fennell is a Pender County native who was born in Brooklyn, New York but moved to Willard, North Carolina, where he attended and graduated from Pender High School in Burgaw, North Carolina.
Fennell plays a vital role in his community. He is an active member of Newkirk Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, which he serves as a Sunday school teacher. Fennell grew up in Willard, North Carolina, where he worked on the farm with his father (Horace Fennell) alongside his mother (Vanese B. Fennell), who retired from Pender County Sheriff’s Office.