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Laurin Long Bank COLUMBIA - Died October 21st with her loving husband Michael Bank by her side She was born to the late Dr. Gerald and Faye Long in Chapin, SC Laurin was a graduate from W. Wyman King Academy in 2007. She continued her education at Midlands Technical College and graduated with an Associate of Arts in 2009 and then went on to earn a Bachelor's in History from USC Upstate in 2011. Later she went to Columbia College and received her Bachelor's in Business Concentration in Accounting in 2016. She had a love of life and her passions were traveling, adventures and running. In addition to her husband she is survived by her four brothers, Geoffrey, Russell, Richard, and David, and two sisters Erin and Kristen and their spouses and their children with numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. There will be a Celebration of Life Thursday, October 25th at the Tree of Life Congregation at 6719 N. Trenholm Road. Following the service there will be a party! Instead of flowers the family's request donations to In The Middle or Leslie's Week.

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Published in The State on Oct. 24, 2018.
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November 25, 2018
Laurin you are such a special and beautiful person inside and out. I speak as you are in my heart along with your whole family. I know you are with your Heavenly Father. You and your parents are having a fun time together. Sorry that you are gone from us here on earth as we will miss your beautiful smile and your sweetness. You are healed and no longer tired. Until we meet again I light a candle in memory of you and give thanks for your Life during Thanksgiving! You are missed by your sweet family and mine. Sending my love and Thanksgiving to the Long Family. I care for you all, my long time family friends! Hugs to each of you.
Chrissy Christiana Milam New
Christiana Milam New
October 27, 2018
Laurin's aunt, Jennie, shared a link to Laurin's blog via FB. It was a honor to read it as she shared her journey, courage, and joy for life, and an honor to pray for her and her family. Only saw Laurin and Mike in person once, and that was at the wedding of her cousin Rachel to Donovan at the church I attend. They had a glowing love about them that lit up the town that day, and I know it is a special memory among many that her family will cherish.
Tina Fowler
October 26, 2018
Laurin was a light to all who crossed paths with her. She had a way of bringing out the best in others. I loved Laurin from day one and like so many, I am a better person for having known her. Prayers for Mike and all who loved her!
Gina Waters
October 25, 2018
Fly high with the angels and soar above all god bless.
penny schulin
October 25, 2018
Rest in paradise
October 25, 2018
Laurin's life is a lesson on what it truly means to live. Thanks for showing us all that no matter how hard things get, there's always a reason to smile.
Darci Strickland
October 25, 2018
To Mr Bank,Our destination is a place far greater than we knowfor some the journey's quicker, for some journey's slow and when the journey finally ends we'll claim a great reward and find an everlasting peace together with the lord. Only god know our hearts. From Sylvia j Golston, West Columbia SC (DFHS)
October 25, 2018
She was beautiful.....R.I.P.
Martha Guzman
October 24, 2018
Lots of love to all the family and friends. God has received an angel and she is watching over all you. Prayers will be with you all.
Hopkins
October 24, 2018
My heart aches for Mike and family, as well as many close friends. But I know Laurin is dancing, smiling and loving her life now. That will never change! I'm forever grateful to have been a part of Laurin's journey. She taught me so much about love for others and life! I'll miss my warrior!!
Jennifer Strudwick
October 24, 2018
Our thoughts and prays are with the family! She was an amazing lady-with such grace-even without meeting her she touched my life in away I don't think anyone else could! So thankful she chose to share her story with the world!
God bless
Kristian Smith
October 24, 2018
Much love
Anna Peagler
October 24, 2018
My love and condolences go Mike and the long family. Laurin was such an inspiration to many,I remember when she would take me for rides in the wagon.. The queen will always be remembered by polka dots.❤
Much love
Anna peagler(New)
Anna Peagler
October 24, 2018
My deepest condolences to you Michael and your family. John and I have been praying for your wife hoping that the treatment she was receiving would make that cancer go away. I never got a chance to meet your wife from what I seen and heard she was one terrific lady. May she rest in peace. My heart goes out to you Michael. Love John and violet Lynch
Violet Lynch
October 24, 2018
There was nothing sweeter than Laurin's giggle. I will Always admire her zest for life and adventure. Laurin had a spirit about her that few possess. Watching the love grow between her and Mike was inspiring to all. Although I'm confident that she is still among us in spirit, cheering us on to celebrate the simple treasures life gives us with each day. I can't help but feel sad that she was taken too soon. You will be missed by many polka dot queen! And to Mike and the entire family, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Kami Baldyga
October 24, 2018
Lots of love to all the Long family and to Michael during this difficult time.
Heather Stalker
October 24, 2018
I met Laurin and her husband when she was receiving treatment in Radiology on Thursday mornings. She was a cheerful, vibrant person. My condolences to her family. Bob Britts
Robert Britts
October 24, 2018
My deepest condolences to Michael, Family and Friends of Laurin. Her decision to transparently share her story will have an impact on all of us for many years to come. She will be remembered as a young woman who taught us all invaluable lessons through brave and selfless decision to openly share. My prayers are with each of you during this most difficult time.
Paula Pinner
October 24, 2018
Laurin, you left quite a legacy for women and all humankind. You are an inspiration for us all in how to approach life in times of challenge. I will miss you. Rest in peace and may God bless you and your family.
Kay Cavanaugh
October 24, 2018
She is loved and admired and the best Polka Dot Queen ever! She gave us all a lesson on how to Live and Love! We will miss you Lala...LuLu
Linda Sharpe
October 24, 2018
Laurin you were one of the bravest, most amazing people I have ever known. I will miss talking to you and your sweet smile. I hope I honor you by taking time to enjoy what is most important and live life to the fullest like you certainly did. I know you are in heaven having a blast running and doing all the things you can now that you are free. Much love sweet friend unto we meet again.
Libby Mixon
October 24, 2018
You were a beautiful light among us. You taught us to cherish every day and to live and love. Your journey on earth has ended but you are now among the angels rejoicing and no longer in pain. We love you our Polka Dot Queen.
Vicky Carter
October 24, 2018
Laurin you've left your mark on the world. A beautiful soul gone but never forgotten. Forever in our hearts!
Teresa Teaford
October 24, 2018
We should all be so courageous and brave in life as she was.

Tessa Steendyk
October 24, 2018
Peace sweet Angel Laurin.
Tony DiMaiolo
October 24, 2018
A beautiful spirit forever in our hearts.
Jennifer Bonovich
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