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Obituary for Laurice House Sizer
Laurice House, Harding, Cross, Dianis, Sizer was born in Lawrenceville, VA on June 19, 1919. She lived most of her life in Emporia and died there on June 15, 2015. Laurice is survived by her husband Wesley Sizer. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Donna Marie Harding Long of Winter Haven, FL, her son Lynwood French Harding of Staunton, VA and her son, Norman Anderson Harding, Jr. of Midlothian, VA. She was also preceded in death by her husbands, Norman Anderson Harding of Richmond, Shelton Cross of Emporia and Paul Dianis of Emporia. Laurice is survived by her son C.P. Harding of Normal, IL; her daughter in law Ann Pople Harding; grandson Nick Harding and his wife Julie Harding of Aledo, TX and great-grandsons Nicholas, Liam and Quinn also from Aledo, TX. She is also survived by grandson Luke Harding of Chicago, IL and grandson Christopher Harding of Los Angeles, CA. Also surviving is her daughter in law Barbara Harding (wife of Norman Jr.) of Midlothian, VA; granddaughter Angela Pigg, her husband Jimmie Pigg, great-grandson Chance Harding and his wife Kasey and their son Clyde and great-granddaughter Bethany Harding of Richmond. Grandson Andy Harding, his wife Alison; great-grandson Dillon Harding and great-granddaughter Summer Harding also survive. Laurice is also survived by her daughter in law Wanda Harding (wife of Lyn) of Weyers Cave, VA; granddaughter Katie Harding of Raleigh, NC; and grandson William Harding, his wife Elizabeth; their daughter Madison and their son Jase of Staunton, VA. Also surviving is one step-daughter Ketura Taylor and her husband Jack Taylor of Richmond. Laurice is also survived by her sister Betsy Baird and husband Aubrey Baird of Bracey, VA. She was preceded in death by her brothers Percy Lee House of Emporia and James Albert (Jack) House of Henderson, NC and by her sisters Mary House Creaseman of Norfolk, VA and Ernestine House Starke of Bracey, VA. Laurice is also survived by many cousins, nephews and nieces as well as countless friends including her special friend Barbara Hargrove who cared for her over the past few years and helped her to live a very full and active life. As she said so many times, Barbara is my special friend and I love her like a sister. Laurice loved her family, she loved life, she loved people, she loved Emporia, VA and she loved Bingo. She also loved her trips with groups to Atlantic City, New Jersey and she loved her trips to New York City where she appeared on The Price is Right and other television programs. The most difficult thing a parent sometimes faces in life is the loss of a child. Laurice faced that three times and her strength brought comfort to others during those difficult times. Laurice has a special request of all of her family and friends. She would like to be remembered not just with flowers or memorials to her church but with the kindness that each of you might do for others. Do something nice for someone every day and remember Laurice…a nice lady from Emporia who always went out of her way to do kind things for others. A visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 at Echols Funeral Home Chapel followed by funeral services there at 2:00. The funeral will be followed by interment at the Independence United Methodist Church Cemetery on the corner of Dry Bread Road and Independence Church Road. A reception for friends and family will follow in the fellowship hall. Condolences may be sent to www.Echolsfuneralhome.com
Visitation- Wednesday, 1pm, in Echols Funeral Home Chapel followed by a funeral service at 2pm in Echols Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Independence United Methodist Church Cemetery