Laurie Pless, 59, died of natural causes on September 16, 2016, her birthday.
Pless was a woman at ease in jeans and a comfortable T-shirt. She was sassy and always, from her point of view, correct in her opinions. She would not surrender to argument.
In her younger days she loved riding around town on a motorcycle with her husband Tony Pless. She met him and married him while in the pokey. They were married for more than 15 years. They worked together in their electrical business. Laurie kept the books and wrote the checks but also shared her strong opinions of the best way to complete a job. She was adept at wiring.
Laurie was known as a good cook. She loved biscuits and gravy. She could make country corn bread like it was no nobody's business.
She had a green thumb. She could grow anything successfully and knew the names of all the plants she grew. She, however, did not like flower arrangements.
Laurie loved television, particularly crime dramas; particularly Law and Order.
She always wanted a Volkswagen Beetle — the original air-cooled version — but was not able to realize her dream of owning one. We like to think she is driving one now.
It is Laurie’s wish that she be cremated and her ashes made into jewelry. Her survivors are working to make that wish a reality.
Laurie is survived by her son, Nick Kerr; identical twin daughters, Connie Diane Kerr and Tonnie Kerr Tanner and her daughter, Jenn Michael. She is also survived by her sisters, Janice Tucker, Robin Brackett; and her brother, Ted Olsen.
Laurie’s memorial service will be on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Lester Lackey Funeral Home, in Covington.