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Lauretta (Laurie) Gail Pina went home to be with the Lord on March 30, 2024. Laurie was born on September 24, 1957, in Ashland, Kentucky at King’s Daughters Hospital to Charles and Shirley Crockett. Laurie grew up in a large family that included nine siblings: Ed, Mark, Daniel, Kevin, Matt, James, John, Barbara, and Beth.

Laurie was an extremely strong willed, independent, loving, generous, and kind person who loved to cook, host parties, and had a servant’s heart. An amazing homemaker, she was  dedicated to making her home clean, warm, and inviting. She loved decorating for the holidays and made them more memorable by doing so. She enjoyed nature, feeding wildlife, and gardening. She loved football and was always the loudest cheerleader in the room, especially when the Patriots were playing. She had a great sense of humor and enjoyed laughing with her family. A great conversationalist, she could talk with anyone and make them feel heard. She was a loyal and loving friend. 

Although in her younger years she experienced many trials and tribulations, she was not only a survivor, but a thriver, finding her strength in God and always pressed forward to better herself and her family. 

She would go above and beyond to help her children, and her grandchildren, be the best versions of themselves. She is survived by her four children, Brian, Scott, Jennifer, and Jared.

Affectionally called “Nana” she has ten grandchildren: Autumn, Gabriel, Rachel, Avery, Noah, Hailey, Tayler, Hunter, and Hayden.

“Nana” was known for her organization and fairness. She gave great life advice and was always willing to share her wisdom with her grandchildren. She had many aphorisms that were her signature phrases including: “Suck it up Buttercup”, “This too shall pass” and “What’s that have to do with the price of corn in Japan?”.  

Laurie will be remembered as an extraordinary woman of wisdom, strength, determination, organization, equality, and devotion. She will be greatly missed by all she encountered, especially her family.

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