Tuesday, August 11, 2009

She lost her battle...

My dear friend Laura Leigh Burton, that I had mentioned only a few short months ago that needed prayers, lost her short battle with cancer on Friday.

I cannot begin to tell you what a wonderful person she was. One of those "who once you are fortunate enough to have stumbled upon for some reason has enriched your life and made you a better person because of it" kind of people. She was truely beautiful on the inside and out. She had a work ethic as a nurse practitioner that was second to none. Her family was her world. She leaves behind a wonderful loving, kind and generous husband who was so in love with her that it was obvious just by the way he looked at her every day. Her oldest daughter, Laura Leigh also her namesake, is an exact replica of her mother. In her name, her beauty, her smile, her acts of kindness and generosity and her passion for her career choice. Her middle child Caitlin is also a truely beautiful young lady. She has all of Laura's wit, compassion, integrity, determination and kindness. Her son Christian, her youngest only a teenager, is also a great young man. Handsome, popular and a great athlete. Laura was so involved in his life making sure that he turned out to be the best man that he could be.

Laura was so proud of her entire family. I can't even begin to imagine the grief that they are experiencing right now. Please pray for them as the next few days will be so hard. Laura's death was so untimely at the age of 49. I will miss her greatly as will an entire community.

Her obituary can be seen here...... http://www.legacy.com/roanoke/Obituaries.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonID=131107530

Thanks for the prayers!

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