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  • Thursday, October 26, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Oscars Mortuary
  • Friday, October 27, 2017
    May the God of tender mercy (Psalms 83:18) grant the family peace and comfort during this time of sorrow.
    ~ King family   NC
  • Friday, October 27, 2017
    So sorry for the lost of your love one May God be with you in this time of sorry .
    ~ jesse blount   Raleigh, NC
  • Friday, October 27, 2017
    I am sorry for your loss, please accept my sincere condolences. I hope the family will find some comfort and strength in Jesus promise of the earthly resurrection(Acts 24:15)and the renewed would like to offer my condolences for your loss. I hope you will find comfort in knowing that Jehovah, the God of all comfort, will soon eliminate all grief and provide permanent consolation when “all those in the memorial tombs will hear [Christ’s] voice and come out”! (John 5:28, 29) God promises that “he will do away with death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces.” (Isa. 25:8) Then, instead of having to “weep with those who weep,” all earth’s inhabitants will “rejoice with those who rejoice.”?—Rom. 12:15.
    ~ M Jones   New Bern, NC
  • Saturday, October 28, 2017
    Praying for the family at this difficult time. Sorry for the loss of Mrs. Laura. She will be greatly missed. May the Lord strengthen and comfort you during this time. Bishop Donald M. Crooms, Sr.
    ~ Donald Crooms   Jacksonville,, NC
  • Saturday, October 28, 2017
    I am so sorry for the Loss of your dear sister, just want to send my condolence to the family may Jehovah continue to strengthen you and your family. Rev 21:3,4.
    ~ Jerdine Duncan   New Bern, NC
  • Saturday, October 28, 2017
    I am so sorry for the Loss of your dear sister, just want to send my condolence to the family may Jehovah continue to strengthen you and your family. Rev 21:3,4.
    ~ Jerdine Duncan   New Bern, NC
  • Saturday, October 28, 2017
    I am so sorry for the Loss of your dear sister, just want to send my condolence to the family may Jehovah continue to strengthen you and your family. Rev 21:3,4.
    ~ Jerdine Duncan   New Bern, NC
  • Saturday, October 28, 2017
    I am so sorry for the Loss of your dear sister, just want to send my condolence to the family may Jehovah continue to strengthen you and your family. Rev 21:3,4.
    ~ Jerdine Duncan   New Bern, NC
  • Monday, October 30, 2017
    I was sad to hear about Sis Laura, I pray that God will give you strength as you remember the good times you spent with her. She will be truly missed.
    ~ Rev Don & Sylvia Roberts   Havelock, NC
  • Sunday, October 29, 2017
    Sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. She will never be forgotten. May God Bless all of You. Love you Rev. Joyce Bell & family
    ~ Joyce Bell   Bayboro, NC
  • Monday, October 30, 2017
    My condolences to Gloria and all of her brothers and sisters. Pray that you will get some comfort in knowing that to be absent in the body is to be present with the Lord. Even though Mrs. Laura will be missed by many, what a glorious day it must be for her. God bless and keep each of you in his loving care, because he loves you and so do I. Amber Davis, family and class of 76
    ~ Amber Davis
    
Laura Sawyer
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Laura Theresa Best Sawyer, 75, of 96 Miller St. Bayboro died Thursday, October 26, 2017 at CarolinaEast Medical Center.

She was a member of Alliance Chapel A. M. E. Zion Church serving as an Usher, choir member, Youth Sunday School Teacher and Deaconess.  She was formerly employed at MCAS Cherry Point.

Viewing hours are Saturday from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Oscar's Mortuary.
 
Her funeral is 2:00 PM Sunday at the New Bern Eastern Missionary Baptist Association Headquarters.  Burial will follow in the Sawyer-Curtis Cemetery. 

She is survived by her husband Guion Mahue Sawyer, Sr. of the home; three sons, Gregory Sawyer, Raleigh, Michael Sawyer, Reelsboro, NC and Guion Sawyer, Jr. of Raleigh, NC; two daughters, Gloria Best and Jacqueline Sawyer both of Knightdale, NC; two brothers, Elmore Jordan, Jr. and Clifton Jordan both of Vanceboro; one sister, Dorothy Garrison of Bayboro; fifteen grandchildren and twenty-nine great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the residence.