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Laurie Leigh Long Holguin went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio. She was 42, a native of Denham Springs, La., and a resident of Rockwall, Texas. Laurie courageously battled epilepsy most of her life.
She is survived by her loving husband, Chris, and cherished daughter Nicole of Rockwall and parents Billy and Linda Long of Denham Springs She is also survived by her two sisters, Amanda Long and Hanna Mae and husband, Dustin Sedatole; one nephew, Slade Sedatole; two nieces, Bailey Morrow and Evie Mae Sedatole; and her maternal grandmother, Joyce F. Jackson of Denham Springs.
She was preceded in death by maternal grandfather Aubry Jackson Sr. and paternal grandparents Calvin Long and Ruby Speights Miller and by special cousins Scott Spillman, Kelly Mixon, Payton Guerin, and Amber Jackson.
Laurie is survived by a large and loving extended family. Laurie's kind spirit, servant's heart, and smile will be missed by many.
Memorial service will be held Saturday, July 8, at 10 a.m. with visitation from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Heath, Texas.
Laurie was very active in her community and church. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Heath, Texas, where she performed in the bell choir. She devoted herself to caring for others by delivering for Meals on Wheels of Rockwall County. Laurie also volunteered with the Troopers Drum Corps, traveling to many performances and competitions around the country. She was also a member of the dance troupe, the Meleea Lambiase Girls, and enjoyed spending time at her local gun range.
Laurie gave generously of herself even in death as an organ donor. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her honor to Epilepsy Foundation (Epilepsy Foundation, 8301 Professional Place, Suite 200, Landover, MD 20785 or online www.epilepsy.com) or Rockwall Meals on Wheels (rockwallmealsonwheels.org).
Published on July 3, 2017
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