Laura E. McGallion, of Silsbee, Texas passed away on January 25, 2020 at the age of 58.
Born in Kountze, Texas on August 13, 1961, to Winifred (Collier) and W.T. McGallion, Laura was raised and lived in Silsbee her entire life. While participating in the VOC work program she was employed at the administration office with Silsbee ISD. After graduating from Silsbee high school in 1979 Laura began 15 years of employment with the Donalson Motor Co. where she quickly progressed to Office Mgr. Then she went on to work as Office Mgr. for Fisherman’s Reef in Beaumont for 19 years. Laura was still actively working for them when her health drastically declined, becoming unable to work in November of 2012. Laura spent countless hours volunteering at the VFW post in Silsbee. When she was not working the door, she was surely to be found on the dance floor. Laura’s passions included bass fishing, dancing, and playing dominoes. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Silsbee. Laura had a giving spirit and a love for life. She was always happy and would go out of her way to help anyone.
Laura is preceded in death by her parents, Winifred (Collier) and W.T. McGallion; and her niece, Sara Bordeaux.
She is survived by her sisters, Debbie Bordeaux and husband Steve Willis, Sandy McCollum and husband Elroy (David); her aunt, Doris Cryer; niece, Naconna “Nikki” and fiance’ Donald (Donnie) Nash; nephews, Fletcher McCollum and wife Amber, Wesley (Bear) McCollum and wife Cassandra; great nieces and nephews, Rebecca, David, Arlayna, and Grayson; in addition to her very special “Rock” and faithful caregiver Robert Gilley. Laura had many friends that were close as family to her heart, she loved them dearly and they all loved her in return. She will be missed by all of those lucky enough to know and love her.
In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105
Services will be at Farmer Funeral Home on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 10:00 am. Brother Elmer Eddings and Arthur Lee Crawford will be officiating. Visitation will be Friday, January 31, 2020 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Interment will follow the service at Frank’s Branch Cemetery.
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