Laurie Yattaw Smith
Laurie Yattaw Smith
  • November 15, 1950 - November 13, 2017
  • Hampton, Virginia

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Laurie Yattaw Smith, age 66, of Hampton, Virginia passed away unexpectedly on November 13, 2017. Laurie was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and a resident of Hampton, Virginia for 43 years.

She attended Madison College and went on to become an educator for 25 years with Hampton City Schools. Laurie retired in 2013 to become a full time grandmother. She enjoyed outdoor activities such as golfing, biking, zip lining, and white water rafting. In recent years Laurie enjoyed family trips to places such as Smith Mountain Lake, Key West, and Myrtle Beach.

Laurie is survived by her husband, Chris Smith of 42 years; son, Cody Smith; daughters, Roberta Kiser (Bryce) and Erin Smith; and grandsons, William Kiser and Mason Kiser. She is also survived by her brother, Rick Yattaw (Sharon). Laurie is preceded by her father, Robert Yattaw; mother, Claire Yattaw; and brother, Ron Yattaw.

A Celebration of Laurie's Life will be held on Friday, November 17, 2017, at 10:00 am at Parklawn Memorial Park mausoleum chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to JDRF ( to continue the advocacy for Type 1 Diabetes, a cause Laurie became passionate about after her grandson, William Kiser, recently became diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

Friends are encouraged to visit to share memories and words of condolences with the family.

Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Avenue, Hampton, Virginia 23666.