Joseph Michael “Mike” Laura, age 74, passed away on April 4, 2022. Loving husband of Laurie Holmes Laura for 45 years. Father of Benjamin Laura (Kristie), Bethany Laura Lawson, Jeremy Laura (Candice), and Scott Laura (Samantha). Grandfather of Abigail, Sydney, Addison, Lucas, Gracie, Connor, Joseph, Rowan, and Sofia. Mike was born in Tyler, TX on November 20, 1947 to the late Matthew Laura and the late Dorothy Kerley. Brother of Elizabeth Stansbury, Margaret McFarlain (Robert), Katie Brown, Marcella Mauer, Toni Veenschoten (Fred), Romuald Laura, and the late David Laura (the late Carolyn). Mike is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews, and cousins. Mike was a Vietnam Veteran who served in the US Navy. He retired from Exxon Mobil after 36 years as a field superintendent. Mike was an active member at the Gretna and Faith Crossing United Methodist Churches. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service at Gretna United Methodist Church, 1309 Whitney Ave., in Gretna on Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 3PM. Memorial Visitation will begin at 2PM. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center at Ochsner Health Center,
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