Laura Bianca Thomas
Ms. Laura Bianca Thomas died Monday, July 16, 2007, at Lake Martin Community Hospital. She was 23.

Funeral services will be Saturday in St. Columba Catholic Church in Dothan at 10:30 a.m. with Father Den Irwin officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Ward Wilson Funeral Home in Dothan from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight.

Laura was born Dec. 7, 1983, in Opelika. She attended Southern Union College. Laura was an artist which included painting and pottery and worked for an art studio. She was a lover of nature. Laura loved her family and was a friend and sister to many.

Laura is survived by her parents, Charles Mack Thomas and Rebecca Chumney Thomas of Auburn; a sister, Jennifer Thomas; her grandparents, Carrie Mae and James Chumney, Cherry Mack and Rosa Thomas. She is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Ward Wilson Funeral Home, (334) 792-4194, is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guest book at

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I was so shocked to hear about Laura. I mostly remember her from our childhood as girl scouts together. My prayers are with your family.
Karen (Lovett) Lipscomb
July 25, 2007
I just found out about this, when my sister saw the obituary in the paper. At first, I couldn't believe this could be true. My heart sank when I read her name. I knew Laura well in Junior High and some in High school. She was one of the first people I met when I started Junior High, which was a very difficult transition for me. She embraced me immediately, and I was constantly in awe of how kind, beautiful, and talented she was. I remember her smiling and laughing a lot, and now that I think about it, I can still remember how great her laugh was. I also remember her showing me her sketchbook. I was so amazed by her talent! I am very sorry for your loss, and I am praying for your family. God bless.
Laura Upchurch
July 24, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Dedorah Snipes Drop-In-Center
July 24, 2007
I don't even know what to say, I am just sorry. I know that doesn't help, but I just wish we could have kept in touch- you were such a wonderfully kind person. You will always be on my mind.
Anna Blackledge
July 23, 2007
Laura is a beautiful soul. Ever-smiling, full of laughter, music and life, she made those around her feel welcome and loved.

We carry her in our memories and hearts and feel blessed to have known her.
David & Mary Grace Gunnells
July 23, 2007
Charles, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You, Becky and Jennifer will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Valarie Cook
July 23, 2007
Our family sends our thoughts and love to you all at this time. We are so very sorry for your loss.
Andrew, Leigh and Isabella Clark
July 22, 2007
Charles and I are deeply sorry for your loss. She was beauty as God meant for us to be. What a gentle and kind soul she was, and her smile just radiated her warmth. Our son Keen loved her dearly as we did. She touched our lives, and her spirit will always be with us. May we always celebrate her goodness. May peace be with you, Jenifer and Charles Duke
Jenifer & Charles Duke
July 21, 2007
I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Susan Lloyd
July 21, 2007
Charles, I pray that the comfort of the Lord will sustain you and your family during the difficult days to come. Please know that my family and I will be praying for you.
Steve Nesmith
July 21, 2007
It has taken some time for me to compose myself enough to write to you about Laura. She had come by to see me at Auburn High School last spring to invite me to an exhibition of pottery in Auburn at the Jan Dempsey art gallery. She was happy and doing what she wanted - making art. Laura was a gifted artist and I pray that the presence of her artwork will comfort you in the days to come. She was gentle, gentle: a beautiful soul. The world is a better place for her coming this way. Please accept my sympathy. I will never forget her.
Charlotte LaRoux
July 21, 2007
Laura was a beautiful light. One of my first friends here in Auburn, she was vibrant, sweet and full of life. She will be deeply missed.
Eve Shea
July 21, 2007
My favorite thing about Laura was her laugh. I loved to make her laugh, it made my world light up. There were so many things I wanted to say that I'll never have the chance to. You always think there is enough time and there never is. I will miss her always. Laura showed us to live life to the fullest. I will never forget her beautiful smile.
Thom Pate
July 20, 2007
Becky and family,

I was so sorry to hear about Laura, you all are in my prayers.
May God bless and comfort you today and the days ahead.
Laura Richards
July 20, 2007
Through the years I have known Laura, the joy and happiness her personality exudes seemed to affect everyone in her presence in a very positive way. Over the years, she and I became close, and I feel honored to have had the opportunity to know her so well. Laura will always be a part of my life. She was such an amazing woman, with so many friends and no enemies. My heart goes out to all of her family and her friends, you are in my prayers.
Kati Miller
July 20, 2007
Words can not describe the sorrow I feel for your loss. I feel immensely blessed to have had the opportunity to watch her grow up and to have her friendship. She touched everyone she came in contact with, a truely beautiful person. I will miss her dearly.
Sherry Ray
July 20, 2007
Charles, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Cathy James
July 20, 2007
My heart hurts for you during this time and all of you are in my prayers. Jenny, please remember that a lot of us know the emptiness and pain that you feel as you go through the days ahead without your dear sister. Take comfort in how many good times you had together and remember that you have a right to mourn her loss. With much love, Judy R. Allen
Judy Allen
July 20, 2007
Charles, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time.
Kathy Boston
July 20, 2007
I am so sorry to hear about Laura's death. My son, Patrick Hastings, and Laura attended school together from kindergarten on. My elder son, Chris Hastings and Laura became friends. Chris has so many wonderful things he has shared with me about Laura. Among many things he shared, he spoke about her beautiful smile, heart, love of people, love of nature, love of life, and I could go on and on. From the deepest parts of my heart, I am thinking and praying for all of you and Laura.
Gleaves Hastings
July 20, 2007
I feel honored to have had such a bright, yet brief shared existance with Laura. I could not wait to visit Auburn again to see her and her magical tranquil nature spots. She was my festival lady (bonnaroo & langerado). My deepest condolences, she was one of my favorite spirits. I miss her dearly.
Elena Schwartz
July 20, 2007
My deepest sympathies to Laura’s family; she was an angel to all that had the pleasure of knowing her. May she live forever in our memories.
Peter Nielsen
July 19, 2007
You were always an angel in disguise; and now you've simply taken off your mask. Everything you created here in life, all of your art, all that you were, was so beautiful. And the mark you left behind for us was so beautiful. There isn't a soul who knew you that wasn't touched by you. You were our teacher, while you were just being you. I'm just grateful that I can honestly say that every single time I saw you, I reminded you of how beautiful you are. Not a sunrise, sunset, starry night, or foggy mountain view will go by without me seeing you... I love you forever until all the waterfalls fall empty and dry... I just hope that I end up wherever you are, because I have no doubts that place is good. All My Love, KT
KT Pierce
July 19, 2007
Sincere condolences and deepest sympathies to Laura's family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. She was the soul of goodness, beauty and light. I will miss her greatly and will always remember her. Her music, her optimism, her compassion, her wisdom, her smile, her laughter. Love and Light, Laura. Godspeed.
Annie Crenshaw
July 19, 2007
Those who bloom in your heart and in the hearts of others never fade away. May you find comfort & strength in your memories. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this time of sorrow.
Tracy Gordon
July 19, 2007
Charles, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Candi Clapp
July 19, 2007
Becky and Family:
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Laurie Kenney Smith
July 19, 2007
My sympathies to Laura's family and friends. Laura will never be forgotten. She will always be remembered for the loving person she was to all of us. I will cherish the times we had spent with her.
Kym Brazeau
July 19, 2007
Laura was a singularly sweet, kind and vibrant human being. She had an indomitable spirit and a loving soul. I will miss her greatly. My thoughts are with your family during this difficult time.
Carrie Holzmeister
July 19, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this most difficult of times. Laura was a warm and loving person and will be greatly missed. I know that the angels in heaven welcomed her with open arms.
Trina Landenberg
July 19, 2007
Laura was the kindest person I have ever met. I dont know a single person that can say anything but warm positive thoughts about her. She will be missed greatly!! Laura we here your flute in our hearts and see your beautiful eyes as sparkling images on our soul, you touched us all.
Linda and William Moore
July 19, 2007
My thoughts are prayers are with you. Laura was an exceptional young lady. She was a joy to be around. Her loving kindness will be sorely missed.
Susan Snyder
July 19, 2007
Charles, please take comfort in the fact that your family is in our thoughts and prayers. May God wrap his loving arms around you all and provide strength to get you through this most difficult time.
Vickie Wallace
July 19, 2007
My Dear Laura. You touched so many lives, I know mine especially. The world will be forever changed without your radiating smile.
Athena Cochran
July 19, 2007
Laura was the dearest, sweetest and kindest young woman we have ever known. Her artistic talents knew no boundaries. Laura was such a dear friend and was loved by every person that ever knew her.
In the wake of such a loss, we are haunted by things we don't and may never understand. Yet the solace we seek may never come from answers. So we look for comfort in the belief of God's everlasting love. May His love lift us, hold us close and give us peace. You are in our hearts, sweet Laura and we will always miss you.
Rest in peace, dear Laura.
Annie and Mrs. Odessa Crenshaw
July 19, 2007
I can't begin to imagine what your family is going thru -but Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Cathy Daughtry (Dixon)
July 19, 2007
Charles, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Carol Garski
July 19, 2007
I have been praying daily to God that he will wrap his arms around you and your family and hold you close in his arms until somehow you find comfort and peace within your broken hearts.
God Bless you and your family.
Sandra Cooper
July 19, 2007