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Harry J Will Funeral Homes

34567 Michigan Ave, Wayne, MI

OBITUARY

Laura Garner

September 26, 1957May 2, 2020
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Laura Hemmingway was born on September 26, 1957 to the late James Hemmingway and Ledora Hemmingway in Ypsilanti, Michigan. She was the youngest of five children.

She attended Romulus High school and graduated in 1975. Laura later attended Virginia Farrell Beauty School where she obtained her cosmetology license. Laura was a dedicated stylist and truly embraced her career.

Laura married Byron Garner and from this union she had her only child Storee Garner, whom she treasured. Family and friends were Laura’s passion and delight.

Laura had a vivacious personality and loved to laugh. Laura loved to dance, listen to music and was an enthusiastic fan of The Artist Prince. Laura was very socially active and loved to travel even if she was alone, she never met a stranger.

On May 2, 2020 Laura made her transition to be with the Lord and she leaves behind to cherish her memories mother, Ledora Hemmingway; daughter Storee Garner; her brothers Gary Hemmingway Sr. (who preceded her in death), sisters, Bonnie Duncan and Peggy Meeks (who preceded her in death), (James Meeks), Delores Conway (Bobby Conway), and James Hemmingway Jr.(Colleen Hemmingway) (who preceded her in death) God-children, Jeanette Wade and Stephanie Wade, Malik Carter and Makiya Carter, Cherica Peoples, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and associates.

“BLACK GIRLS ROCK I am a black girl that rocks. I rock because I’ve made little girls, teenagers, and grown girls feel beautiful and want to feel fabulous inside and out. I rock because I love music and I feel it all the time. I rock because there is joy in every breath. I rock because I have a daughter that looks like me. I rock because sometimes I’m scared. I rock because I’m not afraid to cry. I rock because I am loved and know how to love. I rock because I love God. I ROCK, I ROCK, WE ROCK!” ~ Laura Garner

Dearly beloved we are gathered here to get through this thing called life ~ Prince

Services

  • Visitation Thursday

    Thursday, May 21, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, May 21, 2020

  • Committal Service and Interment

    Thursday, May 21, 2020

Memories

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Becki Hemmingway Brown

May 19, 2020

Sherry West Jackson

May 18, 2020

Laura, it started out as you being my hairdresser, it ended up as you being a really great friend. I will cherish all the memories and great times we shared. You have gained your crown girl, rock it as only you can. Fly high and rest in heavenly peace. Give Prince a KISS for me! I love you and I will miss you forever. Your family will continue to be in my constant thoughts and prayers.
Love you always and forever your friend, Sherry

Dennis Alexander

May 18, 2020

Meeting Laura was a Blessing from GOD! Not only did I gain a Awesome Stylist, I gained a Sister. With her came a Host of New Friends and Family. It's still surreal to me that my sister isn't physically here. But I hear her voice in my ear. Saying " Keep Going Lit Bro" .
I miss you sooooo much sis... I Love You and I Will Never FORGET YOU...😪

Doris Sparks

May 18, 2020

Condolences to the Garner/Hemmingway family, Laura was one of my dearest friends, "sister girl", best hairdresser around.....
She will be missed by everyone who' s heart she has touched, love you Doris Sparks & family

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