Laura Ann Taylor passed away September 7, 2018 in Corpus Christi, Texas. She was born on September 24, 1964 in Martinsburg, West Virginia.
Laura graduated from Plano Senior High School in 1982 and went on to get a court reporting degree from Alvin Community College. She began her career in court reporting working for the court in Greenville, Texas, for Judge Banner. She moved to Dallas in her early 20’s and started her own court reporting business. Laura loved all animals, and they adored her. She rescued many dogs and cats over the years, none more precious to her than Jumbo Jack, her beloved Great Pyrenees. Laura lit up every room that she walked into with her bright smile and infectious laugh. She was genuine and selfless and a joy to be around. She moved to Rockport to be near her mother in 2010 and found great peace and joy there, despite the onset of Pick's Disease that ultimately took her away much too soon. Laura was only 54.
She is survived by her mother, Ruthalea Taylor of Rockport; sister Sandy Cofer, brother-in-law, Kevin Cofer and her beloved nephews, Michael and Jack Cofer, of Houston. Laura was preceded in death by her father, Mike Taylor.
A celebration of Laura's life will be scheduled for a later date.
In lieu of flowers, her family requests that you please consider making a donation on Laura's behalf to Texas Great Pyrenees Rescue (220 Pack Horse Drive, Bastrop, TX 78602) or the Bluefield Project that is dedicated to help accelerate the search for a cure for frontotemporal dementia (637 Carolina Street, San Francisco, CA 94107).
I haven't seen Laura since our Alvin days. She was such a joyful person and she did light up a room! I know she will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Prayers, Valerie
Valerie Braddock YoungGeorgetown, TX
I knew Laura when we were all starting out on our own as court reporters. Laura, Donita and I shared work with each other, and Laura was so willing to help me get started. She was so generous and kind, and I don't know anyone that loved her pets more than she did. I had a lot of fun with her. The world is not as bright without her in it.
Lyenda Pollard JohnstonRockwall, TX
Heartbroken for the family. Laura was such a bright light and a beautiful soul. She loved her family so much! What a terrible sickness she had to endure, but I know she is healed now and with the Lord. Continued prayers for this precious family.
Jennifer BallewPlano, TX
Just read your obit. in the Dallas paper. So sorry because I lost my wife (57) of the same illness, horrible disease, God bless you and yours.
Robert C JordanDallas, TX
I am so heartbroken. I loved Laura so much. She was one of my best friends and a bridesmaid in my wedding. We lost touch after she moved. Im sad we never reconnected. I didn’t know she was sick. She loved her Mom & sister so much! I’ve missed Laura for so many years and I always will. Hugs to all of you. Please let me know if you have a celebration of life for Laura. Love to all of you. Sharon Edwards, Plano, TX
Sharon EdwardsPlano, TX
I am very lucky to have spent so much time listening to her laugh. A very bright light has been extinguished. That is no small feat.
Thomas WaldronPlano, TX
Sorry to hear this... She was a good friend.
Bob EnglePlano, TX
Please have comfort in knowing that God needed Laura to come home and be with her dad and grandparents. We were all just thinking about and praying for your family at the reunion. Laura always made me laugh and be thankful for the family God gave each and everyone of us. With love, Tom
Tom WilsonRoanoke, VA
Life, death, smiles, sisters, parents, pets, memories....I see all these when I look at her life video. Laura Ann you touched everyone you came in contact with. Maybe God hold you close.
Anna and John VeitStephens City, VA
No words can express my sadness. Rest in your Jones family 's and Mike's arms. Love to Ruthie, Sandy, Kevin, Michael and Jack
Aunt Kay (Carolyn Wilson)Chesterfield, VA
Laura was so full of life and so beautiful. She had an infectious smile and laugh and lit up every room she walked into. I was her baby sister and she took me everywhere growing up and never made me feel like I was a pest. There was no cooler big sister. My friends loved her. EVERYONE loved her. She made friends with everyone she met. She was a tremendous success early in her 20s and built an incredible court reporting business in Dallas. She crocheted the most amazing blankets and scarves. She was so selfless and genuine. She loved all animals and they adored her. She rescued so many cats and dogs over the years and loved and took such great care of them all. The joy of her life was Jumbo Jack, a Great Pyrenees that she rescued. Laura was taken from us much too soon. She was diagnosed with Pick's Disease in her early 40s, a disease that slowly and cruely took her away. She found great peace when she moved to Rockport in 2010 to be near my mom. I'm so thankful for the years that she was there. My sweet mother took such great care of her. I want to remember Laura like the photo on her memorial. Smiling, laughing and so full of life. We miss her so much.
Sandy CoferHouston, TX