LADD Laura Elizabeth Tierney Ladd passed away on January 7, 2013 following a brief illness. She was born March 6, 1965 in Carbondale, IL to William C. Bork and Suzanne Madsen Bork. She attended schools in Sharon, MA, New Britain, CT and Atlanta before moving to Jacksonville in 1982. She graduated from The Bolles School in 1983. She attended FCCJ and University of Florida prior to marrying Frank Ladd in 1986. Together they had two sons, Michael C. Ladd of Raleigh, NC, and Daniel T. Ladd of Jacksonville. With Kurt Brown, her partner of 10 years, she had two sons, Jacob A. Brown and Trenton L. Brown. In addition to her children, Laura also is survived by her mother, Suzanne Madsen; stepfather, Michael Tierney; and stepbrother, Richard Tierney, all of Jacksonville. Friends and family will host a celebration of Laura's life in the near future. Those who wish to attend may leave contact information in the guest book at The Laura Elizabeth Ladd Memorial Fund has been established for the benefit of Laura's children, Jacob and Trenton Brown. Any donations may be made payable to the Duane C. Romanello, P.A. Attorney Trust Account, 1919 Blanding Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32210. Please Sign the Guestbook @

Published in the Florida Times-Union on Jan. 13, 2013