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Pauline West Laws

SNOW HILL–Pauline West Laws, age 94, died on Friday Nov. 22, 2013 at Genesis Elder Care in Salisbury. Born in Maryland she was the daughter of the late Frank P. West and Mattie Mitchell West. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph E. Laws.
Mrs. Laws was a member of Spence Baptist Church in Snow Hill. She was a personal sitter for many people over the years and continued caring for others well into her 80’s. In her younger years, she babysat for many children who called her “Mom Mom.” She enjoyed crocheting and cooking.  
She is survived by her children, Richard E. Laws and his wife Candace, Billy W. Laws and his wife Betty, Robert A. Laws and his wife Brenda, Mike J. Laws and his wife Kathy, and Wanda L. Shockley and her husband Robert; seven grandchildren, Heather, Whitney, Tracy, Natalie, Tanya, Dinah and Kim; 10 great-grandchildren, Haylee, Noah, Blake, Reganne, Shelby, Ashlyn, Taylor, Ryan, Justin and Michael;  two step-grandchildren, Rickie and Leigh; Sisters-in-laws, Betty West, Mary West and Elizabeth Laws, many nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Along with her husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Shirley Ann Laws; three brothers, William F. West, Maurice M. West and Alvin West, and two sisters, Mildred West and Margaret Bynum.  
A funeral service was held on Monday, Nov. 25 at at Spence Baptist Church in Snow Hill. Pastor Ken Ellingson officiated. Interment was in Dale Cemetery in Berlin.
Memorial donations may be made to Spence Baptist Church, 7603 Spence Church Rd., Snow Hill, Md. 21963.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.