Laurie Brunson Altieri

Laurie Dale Brunson Altieri, 64, of Goshen, Virginia died Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Longdale, Virginia.

She was born September 27, 1952 in Edinburgh, Indiana, the daughter of Phyllis June Doak Brunson and the late Laurence “Larry” Joslyn Brunson.

Laurie was formerly employed as a writer for Foxfire in Georgia.

She was a member of Green Valley Methodist Church.  She loved to read, help people edit their writing, and volunteer for her community.

She is survived by her daughter: Ashley Ruckman and husband Jamie of Bedford County; grandchildren: Aidan Broyles, Micah Brunson, Lilia Ruckman, Brielle Ruckman;

Brothers: Patrick Brunson and wife Amanda of Louisa, James Brunson of Roanoke; sister: Amanda Crawford of Roanoke; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; and two close friends: Mary Lewis and Barbara Woodall.

A private funeral service will be conducted at a later time.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Rescue Mission of Roanoke, 402 4th Street SE, Roanoke, VA  24013.

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3 Responses to Laurie Brunson Altieri

  1. Pamela crouse says:

    I am so sorry to see of her passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. She was at onetime a very big part of volunteer program at springs nursing center. She had a heart of gold. She will be missed.

  2. June French says:

    I have known Laurie near 26 years although we had not seen each other in several . One of my most precious memories of her is that when anyone would ask her how she was her answer was always “Blessed.” A special lady with a sweet and gentle spirit. I know she is in the arms of her beloved Jesus.

  3. David Gardner says:

    Laurie was one of the most extraordinary people I’ve ever known. I am so glad that we were able to reconnect, because I had missed her friendship throughout the years. I feel so blessed at being able to swap notes and emails with her…share stories and a chuckle or two. I will miss her witty sense of humor, her simple common sense, and that wonderful twinkle-eyed smile that always made my heart melt…even after so many years.

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