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Memphis Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

3700 North Germantown Parkway, Bartlett, TN

OBITUARY

Laura Elizabeth Corby

April 18, 1965August 9, 2019

Laura Lum Corby was a woman of many talents.

She was a musician and worked for the youth ministry at Central Church. She was also involved in the singles ministry and evangelism where she met her loving husband.

Driven by her passion for her children, she then founded the Autism Solution Center, where she assisted families affected by autism spectrum disorders for 11 years. In her last years, she served as a counselor and wellness advocate through her work.

She also shared her wisdom and life lessons through her blog, the Soulful Sage. She not only touched the lives of her closest family and friends, but of many others around the world. She is loved and will be dearly missed.

A memorial service will be held at Eagle Heights Church on Thursday, August 15th at 1 p.m. in Cordova, TN.

Services

  • Memorial Service Thursday, August 15, 2019

Memories

Laura Elizabeth Corby

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Joseph Short

August 17, 2019

I met Mrs. Corby when I was in ninth grade when I went over to Chad’s house after school to hang out and stay over for the night after getting fed up with dealing with my family for some unknown reason. Anyways, so after I get uncomfortable sleeping where I was I went to the kitchen or something and she offered to allow me to sleep in the guest room upstairs (which I happily accepted) and thought not too much of it afterwards until I heard of Mrs. Corby’s passing. When I heard Mrs. Corby had passed, this memory came back and I don’t remember if I took the opportunity to tell her “thank you” or not as what she did was very kind of her (this act of kindness showed how she cared and wanted those especially Chad’s friends like me for instance and many others to feel comfortable and at home, even though it wasn’t our house). May you r.i.p, Mrs. Corby you’ll be missed by us all.

Laura Suzanne

August 14, 2019

My first contact with Laura was 16 years ago when our family needed guidance finding the best place to live where autistic students excelled in school. She suggested Collierville. We moved here from Michigan and our son thrived in the schools. I volunteered with Laura during an art auction, a few silent auctions, and a 5k run/walk. She was generous with her time and her knowledge and allowed me to learn from her business when she was running the Autism Solution Center. I interned at the center for 10 weeks for credit toward my degree. The time I spent with Laura was a big part of my life and a memorable time as well. Although I didn't stay in touch with her the past few years I would enjoy her posts on Facebook and think fondly of her. I'm saddened and heartbroken that she is no longer with us. One of the things she used to say was "you rock". I believe someone painted her a rock with that saying on it. I hope the family still has it after the move from ASC.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY