Obituary for Laura Swan

Life for Laura A. Esaw-Swan begun on May 18, 1953, to parents Henry T. Esaw and Ardonia Huey-Esaw. She was the seventh child of this union.

Laura accepted Christ as her personal savior at an early age and became a member of the Waco Baptist Church in Ouachita Parish. She enjoyed
singing joyous gospel songs in the choir for many years. Even though Laura lived in Monroe City, she traveled to each of the several churches in
Corey Community to fellowship with one on any given Sunday.

Her elementary school years were spent at Good Hope School in Corey. Her high school years were spent mostly at Union Central High in the Brownville Community. Laura’s outgoing and outspoken personality permitted her to achieve whatever she desired. She was an active student in high school. But, because of the Civil Rights Movement and School Integration, Laura spent her last high school year at Caldwell Parish High in Columbia, Louisiana where she graduated with an integrated class. Later she attended Northeast Louisiana University/ ULM.

Laura was a member of the church choir, mission, and was the Sunday School and Church Secretary. She was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. She found joy in helping others. If she saw a need, she would ponder her heart as to how she could help. Many times, there were those brown envelopes with just enough currency for one to pay that overdue bill, or to buy some much needed items.

God blessed Laura with one daughter, Roshandra, one adopted son, Kevin, and one grand-daughter, Addisyn. Also, she leaves to cherish her memory
four sisters: Willie Lee Boone (Morganza, LA), Faye Huey, Augustine Cann (Rev. Cann), and Belinda Gaines (Houston, TX.) Predeceased brothers: James
Esaw (Slyverlene) (Kansas City, KS), Henry T. Esaw, Jr. (Brenda), Henry Q.V. Huey (Ann) (Hampton, VA) and Predeceased sisters: Theresa Burns, and
Virginia Jones.

“Laura is Free”

“Therefore, if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed. John 8:36