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Laura Elizabeth English

November 26, 1991 - October 9, 2022

Laura Elizabeth English, 30, of Bedford went to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 9, 2022. She was born on November 26, 1991, to Timothy Wayne English and Karen Elizabeth East English. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Betty English.
Laura worked as a hospice nurse for Centra Hospice using her gift of affection to care for her patients. She enjoyed hunting, trout fishing and going to the beach. Laura loved most of all spending time with her family, especially, her son, Easton, and sister Kelsee. She will be missed by all who knew her.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her son, Easton Rothgeb; sister, Kelsee English; paternal grandfather, Barry English; paternal grandmother, Nancy Hall and husband, Bill; maternal grandmother, Gloria Hale and husband, Donald; maternal grandfather, William East and wife, Pam; aunts, Kim Turpin and husband, Dennis, Kim East and husband, Jeff, Mandy Bowles and husband, Kelly; cousins, Alex Ellis, Katlyn Turpin and husband, Scotty, Logan Turpin and Jacob East; very close friend, Troy Cocke and her special dog, Sadie. She is also survived by numerous friends and family.
Memorial Contributions in Laura’s name may be made to Easton, 1735 Whitfield Dr. Bedford, VA 24523.
A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Friday, October 14, 2022, at Tharp Funeral Chapel, Bedford with Tee Key officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 13, 2022, from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Tharp Funeral Home, Bedford.
Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, is assisting the family. To send online condolences please visit

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Sending you my heartfelt sympathy to your family. Laura was an angel to my mom while in Hospice care. We loved her so.

Posted by Marian Kelly on October 15, 2022

I am so sorry that I was unable to attend the funeral . I knew Laura thru working with her at Hospice. She was always smiling, and she always spoke when our paths crossed. I loved the way she cared for people, both her patients, and her family. She will be missed by so many, but will be remembered by everyone she touched. God bless you, her family, and let Him hold you in His arms when you grieve.

Posted by Debra Reynolds on October 15, 2022

Karen,Tim and kelsee, I am so very sorry for your loss. Laura was a sweet and caring person and was always smiling . I know days to come will be hard but god will guide your through. Sorry i could not make it out to viewing but just know your family hold a special place in our hearts. ❤️ Fly high sweet girl!!

Posted by Amanda Gordon on October 13, 2022

You are all in our thoughts and prayers

Posted by Joyce Mitchell on October 13, 2022

I worked with Laura in hospice and my son is friends with Easton. I am so sorry for your loss. Laura was such a kind and bright person. I know she will be missed. Praying for peace for you all, especially Easton.

Posted by Amanda Taylor on October 13, 2022

We are so sorry to have lost Laura! What a bright spot in life

Posted by Hutch and Linda Hutchinson on October 13, 2022

We are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for all the family. -- Gary & Betty

Posted by Betty P Pagans on October 12, 2022

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Posted by Deborah Osborne on October 12, 2022

I am so very sorry for this terrible loss . I will be praying for all of you and that precious child to have strength for all the days ahead. Such a beautiful young lady.

Posted by Melissa O Treadwell on October 12, 2022

I had the pleasure of meeting Laura a few years ago and she was AMAZING!!! We spoke and held brief conversations when we saw each other out and about. I will miss seeing her and being greeted with that big beautiful smile. My condolences to her entire family and friends. Rest Easy Angel

Posted by Dalerie Brown on October 11, 2022

Laura had a smile that would light up the room , she will be missed by us all at Elcazador , we always loved her and her family . Our hearts are breaking . Praying for you all at this difficult time . .

Posted by Rodriguez Family on October 11, 2022

Karen and Tim, my thoughts and prayers go out to you, Kelsee and Easton. I know that Laura was a very special, sweet, kind lady that will be dearly missed. I pray that God will provide you with strength, and courage, during this difficult time. Hold onto those warm memories that you share together.

Posted by Alisha Sutphin on October 11, 2022

So very sorry for your loss. Laura I know will be missed by so many. I will always cherish the memories I have of her playing on the Thaxton, Montvale, Big Island All Star Team. Her positive attitude and hard work was a great example for her teammates. She was a real joy to coach.

Posted by Melissa Wilson on October 11, 2022

So very sorry for Laura's loss Tim& Karen. Just so hard for me to fathom. I hope your family will find peace knowing she's in a much better place, and not suffering any longer. Much love to you all!

Posted by Anonymous on October 11, 2022

Laura was a kind and gentle person.our family will be forever grateful for her care of our loved one. I also worked with her at BCNH and remember the pride she took in being a good Mama to Easton.Please accept our heartfelt condolences.

Posted by Mona Starks on October 11, 2022

So very sorry for your families loss. I cant even imagine the pain. May God hold you tight at this time and the days ahead.

Posted by Donna and Tom Owen on October 11, 2022

My deepest sympathies to you all. Timmy and Karen I’m so sorry for your loss. May God’s Peace and Love be upon you in the days to come. Our condolences Tammy and Timmy Clemmer

Posted by Tammy Flowers Clemmer on October 11, 2022

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