Garnette Faye (Smallwood) Laws

April 13, 1953 ~ August 21, 2021 (age 68)


Garnette (Faye) Smallwood Laws, daughter of the late Colie Smallwood and Pollie Coggins Smallwood, was born on April 13, 1953, in Bertie County, Windsor, N.C.  On Saturday, August 21, 2021 Garnette Laws fell asleep in death. 

At an early age Faye joined the Indian Woods Missionary Baptist Church and she later became a part of the Jehovah Witness Congregation. She was Educated in Bertie County. While attending Bertie Senior High School, Faye was a track star.   She obtained her High School Diploma and later moved to New York City.  She was employed by Irving Trust Banking Company and Wal-Mart for many years. Faye loved bible study, field service, counseling others in need, dancing, and her favorite was reading the Bible.

On September 10, 1973. She was united in holy matrimony to Leroy Laws and from this union three sons were born, Michael, Kinya, and Travon. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Pollie and Colie Smallwood, her brother Cleveland Smallwood: and her husband Leroy Laws.

She leaves to cherish her memories three sons:  Michael Laws (Tabitha) of Sumter, S.C., Kinya Laws and Travon Laws of Greensboro, N.C.; seven siblings, Lunetta Cheeseboro of Queens, N.Y., Delzora Cheeseboro of Williamston, N.C., May Dover (Harold) of Tobyhanna, PA, Fannie Smallwood of Windsor, N.C., Jeane Biggs (James) of Windsor, N.C., Frances Smallwood of Greensboro, N.C., William Bond of Windsor, N.C., and David Smallwood of Mt. Vernon, N.Y., three grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends

A celebration of her life will be given in a memorial service on Friday, August 27, 2021 at the Chapel of Johnson & Sons Funeral Home, 206 Fourth Street, High Point. The service will begin at 3:00PM.

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