Laurie Anne Thomas

06/09/1963 - 09/26/2021


Mrs. Laurie Anne Thomas, 58, of La Crosse, died Sunday, September 26, 2021 in VCU/Community Memorial Hospital after a short illness..
Laurie was a registered nurse and had worked over her career in VCU/Community Memorial Hospital, Johnston-Willis Hospital in Richmond, and Meadowview Terrence in Clarksville and was the Director of Nursing at Wayland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Keysville. She was currently a Care Coordinator for Sentara Health Care. Laurie is survived by two sons Jared Thomas of South Hill and Caleb Thomas of Va. Beach, her significant other Roger “Bug” Brown of La Crosse and his parents George and Maureen Brown of South Hill ,her mother Barbara C. Matthews-Root and husband Warren of Richmond, her father C.B. Matthews, Jr. of Bracey, a sister Kimberly Watkins of South Hill, an Aunt and Uncle Gerald and Sandra Langham of Vidor, Texas. She was predeceased by a nephew George Rudledge III (Trae).
A Graveside funeral service will be conducted Friday, October 1, 2021 at 11:00 o’clock a.m. in Oakwood Cemetery in South Hill with visitation to follow the service. The family suggest memorial contributions be made in Laurie’s name to the Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center, P. O. Box 8126, Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126 to help find a cure for Hailey-Hailey Disease. Online condolences may be made through our website, Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Thomas family.

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  1. "The Old Guy Who Walks Downtown"

    Hi, Roger. Glad to finally know your name. I am sorry for your loss. It’s hard to lose those we love. Still, we have to go forward as we know our loved-one would want us to. It will get better with time. You won’t forget, but you will learn to find joy again. You are a gifted man in your area of expertise and your work will be good therapy as you regain yourself. Yet, as I always say to you, “take care of yourself”. You’re important, too. All best regards, Richard

  2. Love and sympathy

    To Bug,Jared,Caleb,Barbara,CB,Kim and all the rest of her loved ones, I pray for God’s grace and comfort during this time of loss and for the time of grief going forward. I loved Laurie and I know all of you did also. She leaves lots of precious memories for you to share. Her greatest regret was that she was leaving you all to soon. You were always foremost in her thoughts. She loved you all whole hearted. I send my love and hugs to you each and will be praying for you to find comfort through our God who loves you most. Love, Tricia

  3. I am in shock. Sorry to hear this.Laurie has been a good friend to me.We have had some good laughs and some sad times but we were always there for each other.My heart goes out to her family.May God give each of you confront in this time. She will always be in my heart and memories.She will be missed.

  4. I am in shock Lauie was a good friend.She will be missed. My heart goes out to her God be with each of you in this time of sadness.She will always be in my heart and memories. WE have some good laughs

  5. Friend

    I am so sorry to hear of Laurie’s passing. I have known Laurie since she was a toddler and she has always been a Beautiful Sweet girl aways caring for others. Very loving and dearly loved her family. She will be missed by so many.. Sending Love and prayers for peace and comfort for all of her family. 🙏❤️

  6. Such a sweet soul. Have known since younger days and worked with for years. Always kind and so loved her family. So sad and sorry she is gone. I just can’t believe she is and my heart goes out to all her family..

  7. To "Bug" and Laurie's Family

    I am so sorry for your loss of Laurie. My path has crossed with her’s many times over the past 30 years. I was on West Wing at CMH when she came to work there. Then most recently, I spoke to her often about our patients in reference to insurance. Laurie was a nice lady and cared about other people. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers and wish peace for each of you. Camelia Clark

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