July 18, 2015
Date of Service: July 21, 2015
Interment Location: Sermon on the Mount
Mrs. Joy M. Laws, age 86, of Johnson City, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital, Erwin, TN following an extended illness. Mrs. Laws was the daughter of the late William McKinley and Grace Peters Montgomery and was born in Carter County. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard L. Laws, three sisters, Norma Hosey, Faye Burleson, Christine White, and two brothers, Carl Montgomery and Condon Montgomery.
Mrs. Laws was retired from Raytheon and was also a former employee of NARC. She was a member of Martindale Baptist Church and she loved country music, cooking and baking.
She is survived by a sister, Gertrude Frazier, Johnson City; two brothers, James Montgomery, Johnson City; Mitchell Montgomery, LA; two sisters-in-law, Bonnie Montgomery, Elizabethton; Carolyn Montgomery, LA and several nieces and nephews. Her special caregiver, Riley Clendenon, Johnson City, and her special dog, Mercedes, also survive.
A graveside service for Mrs. Laws will be conducted on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. Delbert Storie officiating. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet the family at the cemetery at 10:50 AM on Tuesday.
Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Martindale Baptist Church, General Fund, 2406 Old Lewis Road, Johnson City, TN 37601.