Laura Belle Short, 83, of Big Lake, TX., passed away Friday, Sept. 9, at a nursing home in Big Lake.

There will be a family visitation 10:00 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12, at the First Baptist Church in Big Lake.

Funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson’s Funeral Home.

There will also be a visitation from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City, on Tuesday, Sept. 13.

Graveside service will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Bridge City.

Laura loved to sew, cook, and bake. She loved her grandkids and great-grandkids. We love her and we will miss her dearly.

Laura was preceded in death by her spouses, Lloyd Williams and Willis Short; and siblings, Rusty McAfee, Tom McAfee, and Sue Roan.

She is survived by her daughter Linda Carrasco and husband Joe; son Johnny Williams and wife Elena; step-son David Short and wife Beverly; grandkids Misty Gormley, Christopher Dean, Tressa Gelino, Jason Williams, and Allison Williams; great-grandkids Tyler, Jakob, Matthew, Dacey, Corbin, Justice, and Olivia; and siblings, Bill McAfee, Nona Johnson, and Helen Locke.

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