OBITUARY

Laura Martin Pope

April 18, 1950April 2, 2021
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Laura Martin Pope, 70, passed away on Friday, April 2nd, 2021 in Orange Park, FL. Laura was born in Wilmington, North Carolina. She received her AA degree from Florida Community of College in Jacksonville, FL and was an Executive Project Manager at Prudential for 22 years and IBM for 8 years before she retired in 2002.

Laura served faithfully at Terry Road Baptist Church teaching Sunday School for over 30 years. She loved playing card games and her monthly Bunco club was always a highlight. Laura loved to cook and hosting family and friends was one of her favorite things to do. She loved to travel and visited Russia, Scotland, England, Israel, France and most of the 50 states. In her later years, Laura experienced no greater joy than when she was with her eleven grandchildren.

Laura was preceded in death by her parents Emery Wilson Mills and Edith Gibney Mills, her first husband, Dennis Wayne Martin, and her second husband Dannie Kay Raulerson. She is survived by her husband Joseph Fredrick Pope, two daughters, Kelly Martin Lannom (Chris) and Kimberly Martin Udell (Greg), three siblings, Allison Mills Lusk (Tim), Dean Emery Mills (Jeannine), Kevin Wilson Mills and eleven grandchildren, Kemper Philip Lannom, Kensington Joyce Lannom, Coby Mills Lannom, Catherine Denise Lannom, Cooper Thomas Lannom, Keegan Richard Lannom, Karyss Anna Lannom, Camden Andrew Ray Lannom, Kendall Marie Lannom, Jacob Gregory Udell, Presley Denise Udell.

In lieu of flowers the family is requesting that donations be made to City Beautiful Church NYC. Laura was passionate about the gospel of Jesus Christ and contributed in many ways both physically and financially to furthering the gospel. City Beautiful Church is a church plant headed by her nephew, James Lusk located in New York City. She would be honored to know that those she loved were helping to further the gospel of Jesus Christ. Please follow directions below on how to give.

https://www.anthemforall.org/giving

When making a donation please mark “City Beautiful Church NYC”

Laura’s memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 8th at Oaklawn Cemetery at 4801 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32207. Visitation will be at 10:00 am and the Memorial service is at 11:00 am. Tim Lusk, Laura’s brother-in-law, will be officiating the memorial.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 8, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, April 8, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Thursday, April 8, 2021

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Allan Kosloski

April 13, 2021

Laura was an exceptional person, she was my executive at Prudential and IBM, always caring, nurturing and looking to help you professionally and personally anytime possible! My thoughts and prayers are with her family. Laura, a very special person in deed, rip. Thank you Laura for all you taught me, I will always treasure our talks. Allan Kosloski

Jim Moore

April 6, 2021

I had the privilege of working with Laura at Prudential and IBM. She had a very positive impact on me, both professionally and personally. I am so sorry for the loss her family must be going through. May all of you feel God's warmth during this time. My prayers are with you.

ELLEN COGGIN

April 4, 2021

The Englewood Rams Class of 1968 has lost a jewel from our flock. Laura's sweet smile and quiet demeanor made her very special, especially for those of us who have known her since grade school . Remembering her wonderful and gentle soul will forever remain in our hearts. May she rest in peace!

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