Laura Jane Cumbow

1958 - 2023

Laura Jane Cumbow “Nana” passed away peacefully at home in Winston-Salem on Monday, August
14 th , 2023 surrounded by her family. Laura was born on February 22 nd 1958 in Caldwell Idaho to Janet
Funk and James Seratt. Laura was employed with RJR Cold Storage where she met her spouse, Jack
Wells. Her hobbies include reborn babies, spending time with family, and attending church at Marshall
Baptist Church.

Laura is survived by her spouse- Jack Wells. Father- James Seratt. Children- Kristine Jones (DJ), Jackie
Blackmon (Susan), Timothy Blackmon, Angela Blackmon (Cory), Jessica Blackmon, Danny Blackmon
(Moriah), Rebecca Blackmon, and step-children Steven James (Pamela), Christy Wells, Joanne Lane
(Josh), and Roxanne Wells (Chris). Grandchildren- Lexi, Jordan, Haydo, Ashton, Addy, Ashley,
Makayla, Nicholas, Aiden, Carissa, Keeya, Justine, Mackenzie, Ronan, Cayden, Camden, Ella, Jacob,
Breanna, Jerimiah, JJ, Lexi, and Autumn and one great grandchild- Scarlett. Siblings- Diane Lary and
stepsister, Teresa. Best Friend- Debra Estephan. Dogs- Pebbles and Loki.

Celebration of life will be held by Pastor John Holmes on Wednesday, August 23 rd 2023 at 11:00am.
Marshall Baptist Church 5739 Old Rural Hall Rd. Winston-Salem, NC 27105.

A special thank you to Trellis Supportive Care, Jack Wells, and Jessica Blackmon for their exceptional
end of life care to Laura.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Kate B Reynolds Hospice Home- 101 Hospice Ln.
Winston-Salem, NC 27103 and Cancer Services Inc. 3175 Maplewood Ave. Winston-Salem, NC


13 tributes for Laura Jane Cumbow

  1. Benny R Cheek

    Jack we have had you and Laura in our thoughts and prayers for a very long while now.We have tried to be there for you and Laura.We still here for you and your and Laura,s family.We are and will be your friends,Benny and Wayne.

  2. Kaci martin

    For the couple of years I’ve known you you’ve always been so sweet and always smiling and joking about Pawpaw. No matter what you guys made me feel like family and I’ll forever be grateful for that. Rest in paradise Laura🤍🕊️

  3. Debra Estephan

    I am given such a small space to write all the things I need to say; Firstly, Jack and Jessica, thank you for including me as part of the family. She was everything to me. My dearest friend and sister. She was my WOW buddy. Who will I play with now Laura? Laura got me hooked on watching Asian romance Sitcoms on Netflixs and Prime. We would laugh and cry together. She was my weight loss buddy. We did everything together. I was even teaching her to paint babies. She was good too! Laura had many talents, she just didn’t have confidence to show others. But she was good, and getting so good. She loved Pebbles and Bam-Bam. She We miss them much. But, Jack is the one who held her heart. She really loved you Jack. We talked about moving to Texas, and she said, only if Jack would.
    “You are my sunshine, my only sunshine, you make me happy, when skies are gray.” “You never know dear, how much I love you, please don’t take my sunshine away.” You can rest, until I get there sis. God I miss you so much….it hurts so bad. 😢

  4. Shan Winfrey

    I will miss you so much one of the best friend an person I have ever none I know were you are an I will see you again some day oh my all of the memories 🙏🙏🙏 love you love Shan

  5. Albert Parris

    Jack we are so sorry to hear of your loss our thoughts an prayers are with you she has finally found comfort and fought a good fight I know your surrounded by family to give you strength if there is anything I can do for you let us know I know Laura will still always be by your side
    With deepest sympathy
    Albert & Karen Parris

  6. Debra Estephan

    My candle for Laura. Rest baby girl. I love you. Say hi to both our moms.

  7. Ashley Cumbow

    You had one of the kindest souls I’ve ever known. You always made everyone around you laugh; even when you were in pain. You were so strong. I miss you so much my heart aches. Forever would have never been long enough to have you here. I will always tell Scarlett about you. I love you forever and always.

  8. Kathy Gariano

    I hope your singing with the angels now and protecting us all. Truly a sweet soul. You might have been my sister in law at once but really just a sister. I’ll always love and miss you. Cherish our memories together. Prayers for all her family

  9. Debra Estephan

    Thinking a lot about you today. I started watching one of our favorite Asian sitcoms, “Boys Over Flowers.” I can’t seem to just sit. I’m fluttering around like one of your lost butterflies. How do I find peace now. Before, I had you to turn to, to help ground me.

  10. Debra Estephan

    Thinking a lot about you today. I started watching one of our favorite Asian sitcoms, “Boys Over Flowers.” I can’t seem to just sit. I’m fluttering around like one of your lost butterflies. How do I find peace now. Before, I had you to turn to, to help ground me. I have been reading the Bible. It does help. I truly hope your happy hun.

  11. Debra Estephan

    Thank you hun for the shiny penny you sent me. It made me tear up. I knew you sent it as soon as I saw it. You said you would send me pennies and butterflies. I keep getting a visit from the same butterfly the first week you left. It’s blue, black and yellow in color. It’s gorgeous Laura. You chose you knew would catch my attention. I love you so much. Get all your visiting done, so when I get there we can go cloud surfing like we promised.

  12. Diane Wilson

    Laura, you may be gone, but you will never be forgotten. Our childhood memories will live on forever. I miss your laugh, your smile, and hugs. We are sisters forever! Yes, you got to Jesus before Larry, and I. There are no words to express how much we miss you.

  13. Diane Wilson

    I think of you often. You are so dearly missed, but I know you are in a better place! I think of things we did as kids and the fun we had. I miss you very much. You were a strong woman to go through the many rials you had to face throughout your lifetime. I am thankful to God for allowing us to have your presence for as many years as he did.


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