Orange Grove, Texas - Laura J. Shoemake, 48, was taken by the Lord, in the presence of her family and friends after a hard fought battle with Leukemia.

She was a loving mother, wife, sister, and daughter, who made the most of her life and everyone around her.

Through the worst of times she always put everyone else's troubles in front of hers, clinging to the happiness of family and friends.

Laura was a dedicated employee of the Value Bank in Orange Grove and the Orange Grove Co-Op for many years. She dedicated her life to the well being of her husband of 29 years and her three sons.

Laura is survived by her husband: Bobby Shoemake of Orange Grove, Texas; three sons, Garrett Shoemake, Cason (Amanda) Shoemake and Taylor Shoemake, all of Orange Grove, Texas; her parents, Gus and Melba Novosad of Jourdanton, Texas; a sister, Pat (Tom) Pinchback of Fort Worth, Texas; a brother-in-law, Darryl (Marilyn) Shoemake of Colorado; and she was blessed with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins who will miss her.

Visitation was held Wednesday, September 5, 2007 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Roberson Funeral Home Chapel in Alice, Texas.

Funeral service will be Thursday, September 6, 2007 at 10 a.m. at Roberson Funeral Home Chapel in Alice, Texas.

Interment will follow at the Orange Grove Cemetery in Orange Grove, Texas.

Arrangements entrusted to Roberson Funeral Home, Alice, Texas.

-Paid Obituary