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Laura Lucille Caesar

    Laura Lucille Caesar was born on June 15, 1936 in Morales, Texas, to Robert and Ethel Barnes. She grew up living and thriving in the Jackson County countryside, which was full of creeks, rivers, cattle, wild game, and agriculture.

    Laura was baptized in the Lavaca River at an early age and developed a very strong faith in her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She acquired many farming sill sets, cared for animals, and was an entrepreneur selling produce and homemade clothing. She loved to read, walk, fish, play cards, watch sports, sew, cook, sing and dance. She attended Carver High School in Edna, Texas where she competed in various sports; she won many medals and was a team player.

    As a career for many years, Laura worked as a domestic professional where she cooked at several restaurants, churches, and family events, becoming a well-known culinary artist in our multi-ethnic community. She was also employed as a nanny where she was often called on by many families to care for their homes and children, whom she adopted as her own.

    Laura served at Shiloh Baptist church in Edna, Texas as a female Christian missionary, prayer warrior, Sunday school teacher, fundraiser, and dedicated member of the choir from an early age. This helped culminate in her life an enduring spirit as a mother and community volunteer. With her involvement, she added value and was an important asset in strengthening her community. She will be remembered for her many gifts and works of love that inspired others and brought many souls to Christ.

    She is preceded in death by her husband, Kelly Caesar, Jr., parents and daughter-in-law, Linda Barnes. She is survived by her sons, Sammy P. Barnes and John W. Caesar; grandsons, Tommy Stephens, Bobby Huff, Arthur Huff, John-Nathanael Caesar, Jarod Caesar; granddaughters, Patricia Hargrove and Patrice Barnes; sister, Mary Christine Sodia; aunts, Sally Smith, Veola Sanders and Sharon Barnes; her nieces, Franchial Barnes and Kendra Walker; her nephews, Grant Walker Jr. and Jermarka LaRue Walker, great nieces, Jennifer Williams, Lena Jordan, Nicky Pollard, Asjiah Walker, Savannah Walker, and Mariyah Rison; grand nephews, Johnny Jordan, Michael Culp, Collin Rison and a host of other relatives and many friends.

    Active pallbearers: Vernon Hardaway, Terrance Foley, Tommy Stephens, Bobby Huff, Arthur Huff, Johnny Marin Jordan and Roderick Randle.

    Honorary pallbearers: Grant Walker, Jermarka Walker, Rodney Hopes, John N.J. Caesar, Jarod Caesar, Michael Culp, Myron Hardaway, Allen Hardaway and Will ie Hardaway.

    The family of Laura Lucille Caesar would like to thank the following Shiloh Baptist Church, the staff of Tracy’s M.J. Santellana Funeral Directors, Edna Police Department, Santellana family, Robinson family, Chinn family, Bryant family, Alfreda Randle, Rev. Dr. Gary Roberts and family, Prince family, Sister Law, Mac Jimenez, Joanne Web, James Jimenez, Arlene Redland, Shana Denise Brooks, Rodney Hopes and countless friends, family, and volunteers for their services and support over the years. Please continue to pray for our family.

Jackson County Herald Tribune

306 N. Wells
Edna, TX 77957