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Wallace B Laws
Dec 23, 1937 to Aug 12, 2015


God welcomed Wallace Burgess Laws, 77, to her heavenly home, on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 from her earthly home. Born December 23, 1937, in Lee County, she was the daughter of the late Jerry Burgess and Katherine Peterson Burgess. Wallace attended the public schools of Lee County and was in the first graduating class of Mt. Pleasant High School. After graduation, she was employed as a cafeteria worker at her Alma Mater. Upon leaving this position, she pursued her career as a seamstress at Iris Manufactory, Lynchburg; Covington Manufactory, Sumter; and Oxford, Timmonsville, where she retired. At an early age, Wallace joined Mt. Pleasant A. M. E. Church, where she accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior. She served on numerous boards to include the Usher Board, Stewardess Board, Women Missionary Society and the Adult Choir. She leaves to cherish her memories: her husband, Edgar Laws, Jr. of the home; five children, Levern (Francine) Burgess, Devone (Gary) Goodson, both of Lynchburg, Robert R. C. (Mary Alice) Laws of Decatur, GA, Dean Rochelle Laws-Bryant of Sumter and Ervie Luvenia (Charles) Laws-Robinson of Lynchburg; seven grandchildren; one great grandson; three brothers, Edward Burgess of Lynchburg, Herbert (Patricia) Burgess of Sumter; Charlie (Renee) Burgess of Maryland; two sisters-in-law; a special grandniece, Tiffany Cheree Toney; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p. m., Monday, August 17, 2015 from the Mt. Pleasant A M E Church, 1800 Vista Lane, Lynchburg, with the Rev. Ernest Brown, pastor, eulogist. The family is receiving family and friends at the home, 1533 Vista Lane, Lynchburg. The Remains will be placed in the church at 1:00 p. m. The procession will leave from the home at 1:20 p. m. Floral bearers will be members of the Women Missionary Society. Pall bearers will be trustees and men of the church. Burial will be in the Mt. Pleasant A M E Church Yard Cemetery.
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