Laura Jean Ackerson

Laura Jean Ackerson

Hastings, Barry County, Michigan, USA
Death 13 Jul 2011 (aged 27)
Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Ionia, Ionia County, Michigan, USA
Plot Section - 3
Memorial ID 119874096 · View Source
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Laura Jean Ackerson of Kinston, N.C., went to meet her Lord in July of 2011.

She was born in Hastings, Mich., on April 30, 1984 to Rodger Ackerson and Brenda Ackerson.

In 1996, Laura and her mother, Brenda, moved to Iowa. Laura graduated from Lynville-Sully High School. She moved to Kinston, N.C., where she worked as a business woman in Graphic Design, while raising her sons, Grant and Gentel. Her family attended Grace Fellowship Church.

We grieve with hope, for we know that Laura placed her trust in Jesus Christ and received His grace. We rejoice in knowing that she is with her Savior in Heaven.

Laura is survived by her sons, Grant and Gentel; father, Rodger Ackerson; mother, Brenda Brooks; grandmother, Jean La Pierre; siblings, Jason (Val) Ackerson, Erin (Mike) Anderson, Heather (Russ) Fruchey, Jennifer Cross, Ryan Martin, Daniel Martin and many family members and friends.

Laura was a murder victim. She was murdered by her ex-boyfriend and his wife, Grant and Amanda Hayes. Grant Hayes was found guilty of first-degree murder in September 2013 and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Amanda Hayes was sentenced to second-degree murder in February 2014 and was given 13-16 years in prison.


Now My Day Is Over
Night Is Drawing Nigh
Shadows of the Evening
Steal Across the Sky
When The Morning Wakens
Then May I Rise
Pure And Fresh And
Sinless In Thy Holy Eyes
Grant, Gentel, and Lily
I will Love You Forever

Gravesite Details 02/12/16: A book about Laura's murder, written by Diane Fanning, called "Bitter Remains," came out in January.

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  • Created by: Red Queen
  • Added: 5 Nov 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 119874096
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Laura Jean Ackerson (30 Apr 1984–13 Jul 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 119874096, citing Tuttle Cemetery, Ionia, Ionia County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Red Queen (contributor 48065530) .