Laurie Burkett Smiley
May 16, 1969 - October 15, 2015
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Kilpatrick Funeral Homes - Monroe
1200 Lamy Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
318-323-9611 | Map
Friday 10/16, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Service
North Monroe Baptist Church
Monroe, LA
Saturday 10/17, 1:00 pm
Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery
623 Hwy 80E
Monroe, LA 71203
318-343-1511 | Map
Saturday 10/17

A celebration of life for Laurie Burkett Smiley of Monroe, LA will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, October 17, 2015, at North Monroe Baptist Church. Brother Bill Dye and Brother Warren Eckhardt will officiate. Interment will follow at Mulhearn Memorial Park in Monroe under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Monroe.Laurie was…

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Keith Moore-Town and Country Homeowners Assocation left a message on October 22, 2015:
So sorry for your loss.
Veronica Lane left a message on October 20, 2015:
My deepest sympathies. I am so sorry for your loss.
Vanessa & Tom Dawkins left a message on October 20, 2015:
So very sorry, our prayers are with you & Taylor. Forever praying for you both. Much Love..Tom,Van,Kim and Lee
Renee Stadius left a message on October 19, 2015:
I am so sorry for your loss. Laurie was a joy to work with and a wonderful person. There are no words that can be spoken to help you through this time. May God be with you as you mourn her and celebrate her life.
Nicole Kessler left a message on October 19, 2015:
Prayers for comfort, hope and love to fill your days ahead...So very sorry for your loss.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Letha Odom left a message on October 18, 2015:
I am so sorry for your loss. Laurie was a beautiful person, it's an honor to have known her. Y'all are in my thoughts & prayers.
Dub & Marilyn Parker left a message on October 17, 2015:
Shane & Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Ashley Hodge left a message on October 17, 2015:
Dear Smiley family, I pray the Lord's peace will surround you all during this time. Laurie was a pleasure to work with. We can have peace in knowing she is now healed. Our prayers are with you.
Bryan Hartman left a message on October 17, 2015:
So sorry to hear of Laurie's passing. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Karen Roth left a message on October 17, 2015:
Bonnie, I am so sorry for you loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
Bradley Wilkinson left a message on October 17, 2015:
My prayers are with you all. What a wonderful lady. She will be missed in so many way.
Sharon Eubanks left a message on October 17, 2015:
My deepest sympathy goes out to the family of Laura in the loss of your loved one. Because Adam sinned, we die. Our loving Creator didn't leave us in that dying condition. Jesus was sent to provide a ransom for believing mankind This act of love gave mankind a hope for the future. Please read John 3:16 and Revelation 21:4
Alan Miller left a message on October 17, 2015:
You are in our prayers. We pray our Lord will give you His strength, peace and grace. God bless you.
Carol Lyle Wilson left a message on October 17, 2015:
I will always remember how smart & well-put-together Laurie always was! She always had a smile on her face too!
Carol Lyle Wilson left a message on October 17, 2015:
My thoughts and prayers are with you guys. May the Lord keep you close and comfort you. I can just see Laurie playing her sax in Heaven! May she rest in peace.
Kay Brown left a message on October 16, 2015:
I was so saddened to get the call from Beth about Laurie. My heartfelt sympathy and condolences are with you & Taylor. I am so blessed that our paths crossed and remember Laurie with joy and admiration. May the Lord Bless You & Keep You & Give You Peace. Blessings, Kay Brown
Kyle and Virginia Mills Ryan Wilkerson left a message on October 16, 2015:
She was a bright shining star here on earth and we know there will be a big bright shining star in heaven shining down. Shane and Taylor sorry for your loss and to her faithful friend Pat. We love this lady dearly.
Stephanie and Brandon Cork left a message on October 16, 2015:
Shane, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your daughter during this difficult time. We will continue to pray for you both.
Christy Stephens left a message on October 16, 2015:
Shane so sorry to hear about your wife. My prayers are with you and your family.
Billie Villemain left a message on October 16, 2015:
I am so sorry to learn of Laurie's passing. I remember her from her days at Marshall as a vivacious, lovely and talented young woman. I pray that God grant's you peace.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
David Auger left a message on October 16, 2015:
I just learned of Laurie's passing and I am truly saddened. My deepest sympathy is given to her family and loved ones who are left to embrace her memory. I pray they find comfort in knowing she was loved by so many.
Elvis and Joy Surles left a message on October 16, 2015:
Our hearts ar heavy as we just heard this sad news. We are out of town, but we are lifting everyone up in prayers and love.
Sommer Robert left a message on October 16, 2015:
Laurie shined her light bright in this world. She touched so many lives. She will forever hold a special place in my heart and I know many, many others. My thoughts and prayers are with her precious family.
Debra Hammons reniva left a message on October 16, 2015:
Shane so sorry to hear about Laurie. My prayers are with you and your family. It's been a rough few years for ya'll.
Connie Thimos left a message on October 16, 2015:
i had the pleasure of knowing Laurie when she was in the Richland Parish Courtroom. I had the most admiration for her. She fought hard for clients in the courtroom. After she was diagnosed I had even more admiration for her. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and her sweet secretary, Pat.
Julie Marsh left a message on October 16, 2015:
Praying for you all! Lean on the Lord during this hard time! Carol is welcoming Laurie with open arms!!
Father John Kennedy left a message on October 16, 2015:
Dear Shane, Please accept my sincere condolences and prayers at your time of pain and grief. May the love of God sustain you.
Karen Snowdy left a message on October 16, 2015:
Angels come in many forms. I credit you with changing my life. You were my voice when I wasn't strong enough to speak, my mind when I wasn't clear enough to think. Without you, I could very well be living a different life today. I credit you with changing my life story. You never realized the impact you had on my life. For you it was your job, but to me, it brought me to who I am today. I am, forever grateful. You earned your wings today. Fly high, Laurie.
Shannon Sanson left a message on October 16, 2015:
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Laurie was a very special and wonderful person. She was there for me and helped me through a very difficult time. I could not have gotten through it without her. She will always hold a special place in my heart!
Rachel Parker Combetta left a message on October 16, 2015:
Smiley just wanted you to know I'm thinking of you & your beautiful daughter. I was so sad to hear this news today. I'll be praying for you & your family.
Mary Griffin left a message on October 16, 2015:
Words cannot describe the loss felt in our community with Laurie's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family in this time of grief.
Connie Ulibarri left a message on October 16, 2015:
My heartfelt condolences to Laurie's family and friends. I've worked in the court system for many years, in the courtroom where lives are forever changed. I have spent long hours watching Laurie represent her clients with a sincere passion and integrity. Her intelligence and professionalism seemed effortless. There came a moment in time when I, personally was represented by Laurie and the admiration and appreciation became deeper and my gratitude is beyond words. I use to kid around with her and tell her how she was my hero and I wanted to be her when I grew up. Her warm, modest smile will remain with me. The way she faced all adversities and yet maintained a constant drive and zest to continue with her practice and life....will in my eyes, always make her the ultimate example of a phenomenal woman and attorney. No words can ease the pain that accompanies the massive void left by someone so dear, but I just wanted you all to know how blessed I am and richer my life is and will be for having known Laurie. Heaven gained an Angel.
Milton Witty left a message on October 16, 2015:
My sincere condolences to the family. Laurie helped me with a family law situation that significantly changed a season of life through which I was going. I will always be grateful.
Pat Bledsoe left a message on October 16, 2015:
Shane, Taylor, and extended family: My heart is so saddened by your loss. Laurie was a beautiful, vibrant, "lady". She loved her daughter and husband and always wanted the best for them. May God grant you peace and comfort in this time of sorrow. Pat Bledsoe
Suzanne Hall left a message on October 16, 2015:
Shane, I am so saddened to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Taylor.
Mel Arbold PA left a message on October 16, 2015:
One of the most beautiful ladies I have ever had a chsnce to meet. She was an avid attornry, loving mother and loved by sll. May you Rest in eternal pesce. Until we meet sfaxkn.
Steve "T-Bone" Gaharan left a message on October 16, 2015:
Shane,My prayers are with you and your daughter. If there is ever anything that I can do for you, just simply ask. You have always been close to my heart and my heart aches for you right now. You are a wonderful man and your faith in God will help you get through this. I love you.T-Bone
Rita Wellbrink left a message on October 16, 2015:
Shane & Taylor, I'm so sorry about Laurie's passing. Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. Taylor, your mom loved you with all her heart. I pray you find comfort from your memories, and from the love she leaves with you. She was proud of her girl!!!!!
Bob and Sandy Sale left a message on October 16, 2015:
Shane -- So sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers and thoughts.Bob and Sandy Sale
Judy DeMers left a message on October 16, 2015:
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time and in the days to come. May God bless you with comfort and peace.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
JOE LEDOUX left a message on October 16, 2015:
SHANE I AM SO SORRY ABOUT LAURIE. SHE FOUGHT A HARD BATTLE BUT SHE IS IN A VERY BETTER PLACE NOWMAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
Linda Fine left a message on October 16, 2015:
Shane, my deepest sympathy to you and your daughter. Nurse Fine
Linda Beasley Finley left a message on October 16, 2015:
What a beautiful lady. Heaven gained a angel.. May God remain close to her family at this time.
Mel Arbold PA left a message on October 16, 2015:
Laurie could walk in a room and the whole room would light up.
Amy Wood left a message on October 16, 2015:
Shane, I am so sorry for your loss, you and your family are in my prayers .God bless yall
Pam Miletello left a message on October 16, 2015:
Laura was always so caring and supportive of her family and her clients. I was a client but we became friends through it all. She was truly a beautiful person that's really touched my life in a truly blessed way. I'm going to miss her and hope that her family can always cherish her life and her spirit and that they draw their strength from the Lord in this difficult time. Till we meet again dear friend!
Kilpatrick Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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