|January 12, 1978 ~ December 25, 2014
Amy Jo Laizure Lafayette, 36, of Bentonville, Ark passed away
Bentonville. She was born January 12, 1978 in Tulsa, OK to David and
Gwendolyn Dodson Laizure.
Amy graduated with honors in 1996 from Judson High School in
Converse, TX. She married her high school sweetheart, John Lafayette,
on December 19, 1998. Amy graduated from the University of Arkansas
at Fayetteville in 2003 with Bachelor's Degrees in French, English,
Psychology, and European Studies. She continued her education at the U
of A and earned a Master's Degree in French in 2005.
During her undergraduate studies, Amy worked at the Walton College
School of Business. During her graduate studies, she taught
undergraduate French courses. After graduating with her Master's
Degree, Amy continued teaching; she taught English at the U of A's
Spring International Learning Center, she taught undergraduate French at
Northwest Arkansas Community College, and she taught preschool
French at Providence Academy.
Amy was known for her many talents and passions. She was very
creative. She loved writing and poetry, as well as scrapbooking and
crafts. But her greatest love was her family. Amy considered becoming
a mother to be a dream come true and her children were her greatest
Amy is survived by her loving husband of 16 years, John; four children,
Lauren, Harrison, Tyler and Ethan all of the home; her parents, David
and Gwendolyn Laizure of Rogers, Ark; her brother Charlie Laizure of
Harrisonville, Mo, 4 nephews, 1 niece, and a host of aunts, uncles and
Visitation will be held from 6:00PM to 8:00PM, Friday, January 2,
2015 at Stockdale-Moody Funeral Services in Rogers, Ark.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00AM, Saturday, January 3, 2015 at
Colonial Baptist in Rogers, Ark with Bro. Claud Slate officiating with
burial at Bentonville Cemetery.
I'm saddened to hear this. I'm sure this is magnified into many folds on
your side. I hope you find comfort and love among your family and friends.
I hope you find courage and inspiration in your beautiful children, and see
in them the love Amy shared with you and with them. Let us know how we can
My thoughts and prayers are constantly with you in this time of the loss of
your precious loved one.
Julia Sariyski is a dear friend of mine. It is through
her that I've learned of Amy's passing. Your entire family has been on my
heart and in my prayers this last week. My heart aches for you. I will
continue to pray for you in these hardest hours.
To John and the Children,
Know that I will always remember you and your mom/wife. You all will be
close to my heart as you continue on in life, missing Amy. Call me any time
L. Ann Doiron
I mourn your loss. My heart goes out to you during this
most difficult time. Words cannot begin to express the deep sorrow I feel
for your family. I know your hearts are very heavy right now. But in the
days to come, your smile will return as you remember the good times you
shared with Amy. Our Dear Lord Jesus suffered much so that one day we will
no longer experience the pain of losing our love ones. Revelation 21:4
promises, "And He (God) will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and Death
Will Be No More, neither will mourning, nor outcry, nor pain, be anymore..."
Until then, may this promise from God give you peace and calm your aching
hearts. With deepest sympathy.