Pauline West Laws
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SNOW HILL-Pauline West Laws, 94, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at Genesis Elder Care in Salisbury. Born in Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Frank P. West and Mattie Mitchell West. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph E. Laws.
Mrs. Laws was a member of Spence Baptist Church in Snow Hill. She was a personal sitter for many people over the years and continued caring for others well into her 80s. In her younger years she babysat for many children who called her "Mom Mom." She enjoyed crocheting and cooking.
She is survived by her children, Richard E. Laws and his wife, Candace, Billy W. Laws and his wife, Betty, Robert A. Laws and his wife, Brenda, Mike J. Laws and his wife, Kathy, and Wanda L. Shockley and her husband, Robert; seven grandchildren, Heather, Whitney, Tracy, Natalie, Tanya, Dinah and Kim; 10 great-grandchildren, Haylee, Noah, Blake, Reganne, Shelby, Ashlyn, Taylor, Ryan, Justin and Michael; two stepgrandchildren, Rickie and Leigh; sisters-in-law, Betty West, Mary West and Elizabeth Laws; many nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Along with her husband she was preceded in death by her daughter, Shirley Ann Laws; three brothers, William F. West, Maurice M. West and Alvin West; and two sisters, Mildred West and Margaret Bynum.
A funeral service will be held Monday, Nov. 25, at 11 a.m. at Spence Baptist Church in Snow Hill. Pastor Ken Ellingson will officiate. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Dale Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Spence Baptist Church, 7603 Spence Church Rd., Snow Hill, MD 21963. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.burbagefuneralhome.com. Arrangements are in the care of Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.
Burbage Funeral Home - Berlin
108 William Street
Berlin, MD 21811
Published in The Daily Times on Nov. 24, 2013