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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.