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Laura Marie Thompson

March 15, 1981 - September 06, 2020

Obituary for Laura Marie Thompson

Laura Marie Thompson of Garner, North Carolina, died at Duke Raleigh Health in Raleigh, NC, on Sept. 6, 2020. Born March 15, 1981 in Concord, New Hampshire, she attended Concord High School and North Carolina State University, from which she graduated in 2003. She held a variety of jobs in sales and made North Carolina her home.

Laura was an exceptionally caring and generous person, known for going “overboard” on birthday gifts and for sending handmade cards and crafts to those she loved. She couldn’t turn her back on suffering of any kind and adopted many dogs and stray cats. She had a devoted circle of friends and gave herself without hesitation to anyone, animal or human, who needed help. An advocate and friend to those struggling with addiction, Laura took middle-of-the-night calls from hospital chaplains who needed someone to sit with a patient dying from an overdose or battling through detox. When her grandfather was dying, she dropped everything and flew to New Hampshire, where she stayed with him until he was gone.

She is survived by her parents, Dorothy Thompson of Yarmouth, Maine, and Gordon Thompson of Frisco, NC; her stepmother, Katherine White; her sister, Amy Halsted, and brother-in-law, Mark Halsted; two nephews, Teague and Cooper Halsted; a stepdaughter, Ashleigh Wolfe; and her partner, Jon Bush. She leaves behind her beloved dog, Bruiser, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held after the pandemic is over and people can gather safely. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ASPCA or your favorite animal rescue organization in her memory.

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I met Laura recently and on behalf of Lakeview and the Lakeview girls I would like to say Laura was a woman with a heart. As big as this universe Laura was a giver she was generous and a great listener Bgerst hand was always there to help another her live of others and for her babies her dogs her compassion never failed . We all will honor you Laura by never giving up oreservering in tough time and by taking care of each other I will always remember that smile you sitting there knitting and just being so calm and serene and loving... you are someone I will pray to you are an angel walking around in heaven.........love you always sweetheart forever Sabra and the Lakeview girls
- Sabra Huber
Laura was such a good person and the world will miss her for sure. I only knew her for a little bit, but she made a lasting impression on me and she was definitely and angel on earth. Praying for her family and friends.
- Patricia
I've only known a Laura for a couple years but I did not know her well. What I can say about Laura is how inspiring she was. She could light up a room with her smile. She was compassionate and giving. She was always ready to help anyone. She will be deeply missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and her fur-baby.
- Sophie White
I only knew Laura for a little over a year. I am thankful for that time. She brought hope and laughter to my life. Such a sweet spirit and such a giving person. She will be miss by so many. And especially by me. Kim
- Kim Standley
Laura was such a sweet girl! She and Ann were good friends as well as neighbors, and spent lits of time at each other's houses. My heart, and Chris's, go out to Dorrie and Amy.
- Debbie Carley
I only saw Laura a few times but enjoyed talking to her. She was very nice and considerate. She thought of others and it was nice to be with her. She will be missed and in our prayers. Prayers and wishes go out to her family in this time of grief.
- Janie Colegate
Laura's words of understanding and encouragement helped me more than she could have known. Her generosity of spirit touched so many lives and her love and light will be terribly missed. I am deeply sorry for her family's loss and I hope the memories of her kindness and boundless love will comfort them always.
- Molly
Laura was a good friend and a wonderful person in general she was always there when I needed her for my animals She also answered the phone or text me when I needed her I tried to be there for her but she was a much better friend than I could ever be she will be missed and she is love now and always God bless her family
- Kathryn

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