Laura Taylor Ricketson
  • 67 years old
  • Date of birth: Feb 21, 1948
  • Date of passing: May 14, 2015
Let the memory of Laura be with us forever

Laura Taylor Ricketson, 67, of Oxford departed her earthly life on May 14, 2015. She was born in Roanoke Rapids, NC, living there until her family moved to Oxford in the late 1950’s. Laura graduated from J.F. Webb High School in 1966.

She was a devoted wife and doting big sister. Laura possessed a warm and caring spirit which manifested itself throughout her life, evidenced by her notes and cards sent to those she loved to mark the recipient’s special life event or simply to let them know she was thinking of them. The recipient would know without question the sender was Laura merely by recognizing her unique style of handwriting on the envelope. She touched many lives in her unique way, doing so without fanfare or pretense. Truly, Laura had a servant’s heart.

Laura was pre-deceased by her parents, James and Marjorie Taylor, and younger brother Ben. She is survived at home by her loving husband of 31 years, Don, and brother, John Taylor and sister-in-law Meg Taylor of Raleigh.

Don and Laura were owners of Decorator Fabric Outlet on Linden Ave., Oxford for 25 years until they retired in 2009. During her retirement years she and Don divided their time between Oxford and North Myrtle Beach, SC.

The burial office will be read at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Oxford by the Rev. James L. Pahl, Jr. on Thursday, May 21st at 2 PM. Burial will follow at Meadowview Memorial Park, Highway 15 North, Oxford. Eakes Funeral Home is assisting the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army, 335 Alexander Ave., Henderson, NC 27536 or St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 140 College St., Oxford, NC 27565.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by J Vaughn on 29th May 2015

"To the family and friends of Laura:
Life is but a mist that appears for just one day, then disappears tomorrow. All that we are can quickly fade away replaced with tears and sorrow. If a man(woman) should die, can he live again? Here the promise God has made: He will call, the dead will answer for he years for the work of his own hands. (Job 14:14,15) Yes, god has resurrected humans in the past and  is eager to do it again soon. Soon Jehovah will bring to nothing the one having the means to cause death" (Heb 2:14
I am so very sorry for your loss."

This tribute was added by Lynn Allred on 22nd May 2015

Just wanted to tell you how sorry I am about Laura. Seeing you at the  service brought back so many good memories of Thorndale Drive, and all the good neighbors that lived there. If you are ever in the area, please stop by for a visit. Take care, and know that you are in our thoughts.

Lynn (Hughes) Allred"

This tribute was added by Audrey Brogden on 20th May 2015

"I will always remember all the times she spent helping Florence and Aunt Janie and how much they said they appreciated all that she did.She was a very caring person. She will be missed."

This tribute was added by Dorothy Hunt on 20th May 2015

"A loving person and true friend she will be truly missed .
  Lois Hunt"

This tribute was added by David and Tammy Stone on 19th May 2015

"John and Meg,
We were so sorry to hear about Laura. She was such a lovely person and we know she will be truly missed by you and everyone that knew her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time."

This tribute was added by Deborah Dupree on 18th May 2015

"To Don, John and Meg,

Mike, Carson, and Michael will be forever grateful that Laura was a part of our lives for so many wonderful years.  She was a true friend to all of us and whenever we were in her company it was always a joy.  Laura was a part of many of our family's milestones, celebrating with us as though they were her own.  She was a great southern lady who made you want to be a better person when you were with her.  Her light through Christ will forever burn in His presence and in our hearts as her spirit lives on eternally.  I am so grateful to have had her friendship for these many years.

Rest my friend,

This tribute was added by sue martin on 17th May 2015

Tilden and I both want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers,  especially during this time.  I have wonderful memories of your family living across the street from us.
God bless,
Sue Faucette Martin"

This tribute was added by Bonnie West on 17th May 2015

"Sorry to learn about Laura.  She was indeed a very kind, sweet and wonderful lady.  She always displayed a smile and had a kind word for all.  Rest in Peace Laura."

This tribute was added by betsy forsythe on 16th May 2015

"Rest in Peace Dear Friend!"

This tribute was added by S Hill on 16th May 2015

"I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one.  Jehovah God promises that very soon death and all sorrow will be a thing of the past.  

Revelation 21:3,4.  "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. "

Also, he promises that there will be a resurrection. This real hope of seeing our dead loved ones live again is found at Acts 24:15.

I hope the promises of the Bible can bring you and your family comfort during this difficult time."

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