Iris Major Laster, age 74 of Conyers, GA was born on July 20, 1941 and passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2015. She is survived by her husband, Larry Laster; three children, Heidi Freeland and husband John, Jill McCrary and husband Troy, and Josh Laster and wife Krista; five grandchildren, McKenna Freeland, Victoria Freeland, Chase Durham, Harlee Laster, and Luke Laster. In keeping with Iris's wishes, a private family gathering will be held to honor her life. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to any of the following three charities: Child Evangelism Fellowship www.cefofgeorgia.com P.O. Box 1795 Lawrenceville, GA 30046 678-802-7269 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital www.partnersinhope.org P.O. Box 50 Memphis, TN 38101 Wounded Warrior Project www.woundedwarriorproject.org 4899 Belfort Road Suite 300 Jacksonville, FL 32256

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  1. Laster family, please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. May the memories of your beautiful mom bring you peace.

  2. I will miss her!! What a great and thoughtful flight attendant! She was my inspiration!! To her family, prayers and love! I know u have lost a great person!!!!!

  3. Iris was such a sweet soul. I always looked forward to flying with her. . The last time I saw her was at a Delta Clipped Wings luncheon. May she rest in peace.

  4. Iris was a wonderful person and a great flight attendant. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

  5. My prayers are with the family
    Iris was a beautiful person inside & out & I loved working with her. She will be missed.

  6. I loved iris as did everyone! She always had a smile and cheerful face for all. She was so kind and gracious.
    Iris will especially be missed by her Delta family . I send my regrets to her wonderful family whom she cherished and wish them
    Peace at this sad time

  7. So very sorry for your loss. Iris was a beautiful woman inside and out. She will really be missed. God bless all of her family.

  8. To work with Iris was to laugh and smile and enjoy life together. Blessings on Iris and prayers for her family.

  9. So sorry for your loss. I first met Iris through friends when she attended Brown High School in Atlanta, and I was so glad to see her again when I started flying for Delta. She was a beautiful and gracious person then and remained so throughout her career at Delta and into retirement. She will be missed.

  10. I first flew with Iris,right out of “stew” school (1963)in Dal . She and that silver blond page boy were the prettiest things I had ever seen.
    She remained a beautiful LADY all her life.
    So very sorry for your great loss

  11. I met Iris when we flew together. Found out we both lived in Conyers. My daughters knew Josh from school or skating or thru mutual friends. Dana and Shannon Finamore. Iris was pure class!!!!!! A lovely lady!!! Our thoughts and prayers go to your family. God bless!

  12. Iris gave light wherever she happened to be! She reflected God’s love. She was gracious. She loved her family. She was a flight attendant you were always happy to see on your flights. My heart hurts for all of you who are grieving her loss. Hugs.

  13. Iris was a bright light at Delta. She was wonderful to work and spend time with. Funny, smart and had a gentle spirit. I know she will be missed by her family. My prayers are with you.

  14. Beautiful woman who made beautiful children. Love and prayers for you all during this difficult time.

  15. What a beautiful, beautiful lady inside and out! She was such an inspiration to everyone. God Bless You All.

  16. The last time I saw Iris she was smiling and so pretty. I’ll cherish that memory. Prayers for the family.

  17. What a beautiful family legacy Iris has built! My best friend is her eldest daughter, Heidi. I have a lot to be thankful to Iris for. I thank you, Iris, for raising a beautiful, strong, ethical, Christian woman. She is a dear friend to me. She has always respected & loved you. Heidi has taught me a great deal, and I know that I owe so much of that to you and the great wisdom that you imparted on her. Because I have great faith, I know where you are, Iris. You were a wonderful woman of God. To Heidi, Jill, Josh and family – you are in my prayers. This loss is great and my prayers will not cease. She will live in you and in your sweet children forever. I thank God for His eternal home.

  18. Sweet friends,
    I have followed this journey you have been on through Facebook, phone calls and texts. I have prayed for all of you and each of you at different turns. Through it all I know that your Mom is whole, complete and happy with our Savior. As a little girl she has taught me Biblical truth, she has been an example of a strong, godly woman to me, and I can remember spending the night and playing and her loving me as your friend. She was a great Mom. She fought a hard fight. She leaves her greatest legacy here in you. As hard as it is to mourn, I rejoice in knowing her destination has been reached and she is at peace waiting for us. Love you.
    “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” Matthew5:4

  19. You are her “mini me”. She was loved and cared for in such a way that there’s no doubt about the love you guys shared. Mom will always be with you. Her spirit lives on inside of you. You’ll catch glimpses of her each time you pass the mirror. Now she’s watching you with angel eyes.

  20. Dear Ones,
    I am so sorry and very sad. Iris was a long time friend , since 1963. When l saw her name on the flight list it made me smile. We always had fun.
    She loved you children so very much and, of course, your Dad. Being a Grandmother ,we decided,was Gods special gift.
    Knowing her has been a pleasure.
    God bless you all.

  21. Iris always made me smile. She loved everyone and especially her family. I will always remember what a beautiful sweet lady she was. My prayers are with the family and I’m so sorry for your loss. May The Lord comfort you during this time.
    Lovingly,
    Sandy Gibbs

  22. Dear Family of Iris, she will always be remembered as a wonderful friend and Delta Flight Attendant. It was a pleasure knowing her and she will be greatly missed.

  23. It was always a pleasure to work with Iris, our friendship began in 1963. She was an excellent Flight Attendant and always upbeat. My thoughts and prayers go to the family that she was so proud of and loved so much. She will be missed.

  24. I’m so very sorry for your loss. I flew with her and from the very beganing I thought she was the most beautiful stewardess I’d ever seen. And the beauty was also inside her. Your family is in my prayers – you will see her again.

  25. My dear Larry, Heidi, Jill and Josh: I think that you know my heart is broken with the passing of your dear wife and mother and my beloved friend, Iris..She was a person who truly felt more like a sister and I am so very sorry for your great loss.We shared so much together over the last 50 years and I am honored beyond measure for the gift of her friendship. She adored you all and those precious grandchildren just made her life more complete. We shared a lot of things through the years about God and Heaven. I was so encouraged by her deep faith and trust in Him that , “no matter what happened, she had peace.” Prayers for you all and love unending.May the blessed Hope that was in her, and is now fully realized , be the Hope that sustains you..Until then.

  26. Larry, Heidi, Jill, and Josh: I was so sorry to read of the passing of Iris in the Rockdale paper this week. Even though I’ve not seen her in many years, I have very fond memories of her. She was always such a sweet person and always treated me like I was one of her own. She was a lovely lady inside and out. I will keep each of you in my prayers during this very sad time.

  27. I first flew with Iris in early 1963 and always enjoyed working a flight with this very “special” lady. She loved being a stewardess and she loved her passengers and served them with such a sweetness about her. We have “blessed assurance” that we will see her again. May God wrap his loving arms around you all with His peace and comfort.

  28. I grieve for me (and the family) but rejoice that Iris is in the presence of her precious Savior! Iris, I love you and miss you, my friend!

  29. Larry, Heidi, Jill, Josh and all of the grandchildren , you where so blessed to have Iris as a wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a beautiful special lady.. She always had a smile and kind words for everyone. I always looked forward to flying with Iris. We always had such a good time even tho we sometimes had long hard days Iris would find something to laugh about. I will miss her dearly as I am sure all of you will. May God bless you and give you strength in the days to come. Iris will live on in the memories of her family and friends.
    Barbara Leder

  30. Larry, Heidi, Jill, Josh and grandchildren you were so blessed to have Iris as a wife, mother, and grandmother. Iris always had a smile and kind words for everyone. I always looked forward to flying with Iris. We had some good times and interesting trips. She was a special lady who loved life and especially her family. I will miss her very much as I am sure all of you will. May God bless each of you and give you strength in the days to come. Her memory will live on in each of our hearts.

  31. Iris and I went to school together. She was a joy to know and I know her family will miss her. But she is healthy and happy again. I am so sorry for your loss. But we will see her again. May God bless you and give you strength.

  32. I am a classmate of Iris’s from Brown High. She was a wonderful person with a beautiful smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.

  33. I love my mom and miss her everyday. It warms my heart to read each message as to how she touched you life please continue….It is so much a blessing…Jill one of her daughters.

  34. Iris and I were neighborhood friends in “west end”. She had a nickname Shenna of the jungle because of her long thick beautiful hair. We got into a lot, but escaped from exposure(mostly) for our wild and crazy escapades!. We had big plans to stay together but we lost touch. Just reading these notes under her obituary I realized I missed out on a lot! The pictures were beautiful of her and the family, but I was mostly fascinated by her beauty and how she had not aged. All the remarks I read about her were sincere and full of love and compliments. Sure wish we had been able to live next door to each other, it would have been a dream! love and prayers, Bobbi Butler, class of 59 Brown highschool

  35. Jilly, i just read your note above mine, I was hoping yall were still checking this page. I have tears knowing how much I know you must miss her. I miss my mom and she died in 2000. Glad you have all the sweet words from her friends. With all my love Bobbi

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