Celebrating the Love, Life, and Legacy of Mrs. Laura Tutt Blount

Reverend Norris V. Rouse, Officiating
The Prelude
The Processional
The Call to Worship.
The Hymn of Praise...
The Prayer of Comfort
The Holy Word
Old Testament Scripture..
New Testament Scripture
The Song of Hope....
The Acknowledgements
The Obituary.
The Song of Peace...........
The Revelation from the Word.
The Recessional.
The Interment...
Mrs. Angela Shephard
........Read Silently
....Ms. Harriet Smith
Reverend Norris V. Rouse
.......Going Up Yonder
...............Mount Olive Memorial Gardens
3666 Deans Bridge Road
Hephzibah, Georgia
Oh, I Want To See Him!
. Cumming Grove Baptist Church Choir
.........Deacon Johnny Williams
.... Minister JoAnne Nicely
Reverend Joseph Williams
....Mr. Cornell Peterson
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a virtuous woman ? for her price is far above rubies. Favour is deceitful, and
beauty is vain: but a woman thatfeareth the Lord, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit
of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates." - Provberbs 31:10,30-31
like this remind us that life is a gift from God that can be taken
away at any moment. So it was on the afternoon of July 16, 2019, that the
beautiful, vibrant, and blessed life of Laura T. Blount, suddenly ended as she
transitioned from this earthly existence to her eternal home.
Beginning lifes journey on April 11,1931, Laura Mae was the third of five children born to Mr. Judson
and Frances G. Tutt. Her early education began at Weed Elementary School and culminated at Lucy
Craft Laney Comprehensive High School in 1949. Laura Mae pursued further studies at Paine College.
urtured in a Christian home, at an early age Laura Mae received Christ as her Saviour. She was a
lifelong member of the Cumming Grove Baptist Church. Throughout the years, she was active,
faithful, and dutiful serving in various organizations including the Deaconess Board, the Mothers
Board, and the Mission Board.
Laura Maes professional career began at the State of Georgias Youth Development Center (YDC). She
later transferred to Georgia Regional Hospital, now East Central Regional Hospital and Gracewood.
Laura retired after completing more than thirty-years of dedicated service as the lead dietician.
Throughout her employment, she was recognized and honored with numerous service awards for her
excellence in leadership, management, and craft. Within the community, Lauras culinary talents
became legendary as she prepared banquets, and catered events for politicians, entertainers, and
other notable personalities. For more than twenty years, Laura also shared her gift with international
travelers who visited the Augusta National for the Masters Golf Tournament.
On January 3,1951, Laura married Thomas Blount, and to this union, two sons were born, Elvin Reginald
Blount and Wayne Daryl Blount, who were truly blessed to have Laura as their mother! Possessing
an unlimited sense of devotion and unconditional love, Laura was an exemplary mother. She wisely
anticipated and diligently attended to the needs of her family, willingly making many personal
sacrifices to ensure their well being. Truly, the beauty of her selfless spirit and inner strength has left
an indelible mark upon the lives of her family, friends, and all who were privileged to know her.
Although we rejoice in her wholeness and healing, Lauras departure has left a void within the family
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters, Marguerite T. Davis and Salome T^x,
Hankinson; and brother, Lucious Tutt.
She leaves to cherish fond memories and continue her legacy of love: two sons, Elvin R. Blount and
Wayne D. Blount; sister, Frances T. Alexander; brother-in-law, Richard Davis; aunt, Miral Tutt;
six grandchildren, Reginald E. Blount, Shateria Patterson (Blount) Esq., Shamel
Blount, Ashley Blount, Victoria Blount and Briana Blount; seven great
grandchildren, Kylee Blount, Reginald Blount, Jr., Landon Blount, Chance
Blount, Rylie Blount, Dash Patterson and Harlo Patterson; numerous
cousins; the Wylie, Tutt and Garnett Families; and a host of nieces,
No one can compare to that of a mother
Caring, devoted - there is no other.
A love so divine, you really truly cared
Unselfishly, you gave,
Your kindness you shared.
We love you dearly, one and all
When we needed you near,
You heard our call.
You were a song in the midst of our heart,
Now today we grieve as you now depart.
Your memories will forever linger on
We know youll never
Leave us here all alone.
You are forever with God up above,
We will forever cherish
Our Dear Mothers Love.
We Will Miss You Dearly!
Love Elvin & Wayne
God saw you were getting tired
The needed rest would never be
So He put His arms around you
And whispered Come with me
In the midst of your daily duties
You quietly slipped away
Although we loved you deeply
We could not make you stay
A golden heart stopped beating
Hard working hands put to rest
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best
... Love, The Grandchildren...

Mr. Derrick Dent | Mr. Lester Dunn | Mr. David Tankersley
Mr. Kenneth Vinson | Mr. Bruce Hankinson | Mr. Mack Pollard
Mr. Lester Dunn | Mr. Bill Barksdale | Mr. Ronald Harris
Mr. Lawrence Washington | Mr. Larry Harris | Mr. Lawrence Bennett
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Cumming Grove Baptist Church Ushers
Cumming Grove Baptist Church Deaconess, Mothers and Mission Boards
Dont grieve for me, for now, Im free. Im following the path God laid for me. I took His hand
when I heard him call; I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day, to laugh, to
love, to work or play. Tasks left undone must stay that way; I found that place at the close of day.
If my parting has left a void, then fill it with remembered joy. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss;
ohyes, these things, I too will miss. Be not burdened with times of sorrow. I wishyou the sunshine
of tomorrow. My lifes been full, I savored much; good friends, good times, a loved ones touch.
Perhaps my time seems all too brief; dont lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your heart
and share with me, God wanted me now, He set me free.
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Grateful for the blessing of her life, the kindness of your heart, and the love shared
between family and friends, we sincerely thank you for every demonstration of
Gods grace. Words of appreciation seem so inadequate for the overwhelming
expressions of Christian love bestowed upon us. We sincerely thank you for the
consoling visits, the uplifting words, the delicious meals, the beautiful florals, and
all other acts of kindness. We find strength in knowing that earth has no sorrow
that heaven cannot heal! May God richly reward your faithfulness.
- The Family of Laura Blount
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