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Laurie Ann Sanders, 55, a longtime resident of Tucker, Georgia, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 22, 2022, at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Macon, Georgia, on September 8, 1966, as the first child to her loving parents, Carolyn and Jerry Sanders. She grew up in Blakely, Georgia, later moved to Mansfield, Louisiana, and graduated from Louisiana Tech University in 1988 where she studied Fashion & Textile Design. She was a valued employee of Factory Direct Liners and prior to that of Taylorganic Farm.
Laurie Ann was preceded in death by her father, Jerry Brown Sanders, as well as several grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. She leaves to cherish her memory her son, Noah Antour, and her mother, Carolyn Samford Sanders, both residents of Johns Creek, Georgia; and her brother, Kenneth Sanders, and nephew, Jaxon Sanders, who reside in Monroe, Louisiana. She is also loved and will be missed by her boyfriend, Dean Thomas, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and special friends.
Laurie Ann was the epitome of “Mama Bear”. Her son Noah is the greatest joy in her life. Her loving spirit and strength will live on through him. After Noah’s birth, her life was forever shaped around his. They were each other’s best friends. She was especially proud of him for stepping in and becoming the full time caregiver for his grandmother. She was a loving daughter to Carolyn and cared for her as they both faced medical challenges with grace over the last few years. She had such a special bond with her brother Kenneth and was a doting aunt to his son Jaxon. They enjoyed so many fun family vacations together and made special memories that they all cherish.
As a friend, she was a confidante, a cheerleader, a joker, and sometimes an instigator. She was playful, charming, flirtatious, and had a vibrant curiosity for life. Her work on an organic farm instilled a passion for indigenous planting and protection of bees. She learned everything she could about a subject. Her interests included gardening, marketing, retail, fashion, interior decorating, scrapbooking, art, DIY home improvement, music, science, and everything in-between. She gave her all to every job and was the hardest worker one could ask for. She strove to be the best at every role she played. She told stories with fascination and humor woven into them. She loved to laugh and loved with all of her being.
All family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life service at 3:00 PM on Sunday, August 28, 2022, at the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road SW, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, (770) 962-3100. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM.
Melissa Bauer says
Her spirit will live on in the sunshine, in her incredible son, in soulful music, and forever in my heart.
Rest peacefully, beautiful woman.
Michael Haislip says
Laurie Ann was passionate about life.She lived for good music.She was talented in everything she put her hand to.Laurie taught me much about love and how to nourish family relations.Laurie enjoyed a good meal,and absolutely loved music,especially Sean Costello and Monfro.She was an absolute beautiful spirit and will be sorely missed by her friends,and especially her family.Laurie Ann expanded my life and musical tastes to a higher plateau.She will be remembered as a loving spirit.
Debbie Smith says
Laurie Ann was always there when you needed her. She never said no, always yes with a smile and those iconic dimples. She helped me in my sadness in ways she couldn’t know. I am so sorry for the loss to her family and friends. I will always treasure knowing her and will remember with a smile. I hope her family knows they can reach out to me anytime.
Martha Robertson says
Laurie Ann was a friend of a friend. Having read about her life, personality, family, and accomplishments, I wish I had known her. To all her friends and family, my sincere condolences and aloha pumehana from Hawaii.
Peter Bauer says
Goodbye Laurie Ann, the world was a much better place with you in it.
Karl Bedsole says
Such a great classmate at MHS! May GOD be with her family at this time.
Rest In Peace “Laurie Ann”
Katrina Ferguson Stagmaier says
I met Laurie Ann back in 1989, and we hit it off and became close friends. She was my first bestfriend here in Georgia. She introduced me to so many places here in Georgia along with good music, fabulous foods, and she has introduced me to some interesting people. We both have a love for art, and back in the day we did some art projects together. Even though she was only a year older than me, she was so knowledgeable in so many different areas, and I felt like she was a big sister to me. Until we meet again, I will keep the memory of her in my heart.
Charlie Autrey says
Really sorry I could t say goodbye my love. I’ll miss that laugh, that smile, and your unconditional love. So good to hear your voice a month ago. Glad our last words was something we both needed to hear. You don’t have to take care of everyone else now for that I’m thankful. Thank you for letting me pray with you. It’s something we both needed. You needed the prayer and I needed to know you still loved Him. I heard those tears that let me know He was still in your heart. So for your family and friends left behind I want to share James 2: 14-26 Faith and works for Him. He is what matters and the only thing in this life that does.
Kelli Stripling says
Laurie Ann was such a bright spot in this world. Her beautiful smile just lit up the room. It’s so hard to speak of her in the past tense. My condolences to all who loved her, which I know is a LOT of people…me included. She was the epitome of a music fan and was always willing to lend a helping hand. I miss her already. Rest now, beautiful girl.
Laura Carter says
I dearly loved Laurie. We worked together at TaylOrganic. She was full of life, always had a positive attitude, and cared for people. My deepest sympathies to Noah and the rest of her family for their loss.
Jay Curtis says
Our deepest sympathies for your loss, from your KEDM and ULM Family.
MaryLee Roberts says
Ohh my Laurie Bell, what a wonder you were to this world. I met you signing your cast calling you dimples and kissing all the boys on New Years Eve. You were my best friend, my sister, my family. I met my Noshstein, my second mama, my Daisy Mae. Tequila sunrises, Little General, Sasha Rose. My Dad loved you like his daughter and. Noahstein like his son. I will miss talking for hours in front of the Waffle House only for your battery to go dead Jj Grey, Van Morrison, Fish in the storm and mud. You gave me confidence strength, knowledge I had never known. Our coffee table book, our laughter. You radiated love and light. This world will never be the same. My Laurie Bell, until we meet again…
George Bethel says
Laurie and I graduated High School together. We attended the same church and were active in the youth group together. Her mother and mine were good friends. Laurie was always fun to be around. She always longed for Georgia and I am glad that she was able to return. Prayers for Laurie’s family.
Jonathan White says
Laurie Ann was like a big sister to me. I spent so much time at there home growing up and can’t remember a time she was anything but loving and kind to me. We went to the same Church and youth group and I know her heart loved the Lord whom I know she is with now. Fantastic role model for a young boy.