Laura Mary Peterson, 44, of Atlanta, Georgia died on December 12, 2016. She was born as a gift on her parents’ wedding anniversary, the fourth of four children, and lived her entire life as a gift to her family, friends and students. In 1993 Laura graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, in 1995 a Master of Education in Educational Psychology and in 1996 a Specialist in Education. She went on to pursue an additional graduate degree at Georgia State University graduating in 2002 with a Master of Science in Management. Laura dedicated the last 20 years to the students she served as a School Psychologist. She also volunteered her time selflessly to the East Atlanta Community Association and Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta. Laura is preceded in death by her parents Rodney Gene and Anne Theresa Peterson. She is survived by siblings John Peterson, Stone Mountain; Anne Marie Peterson and nephew Griffin Totty, Avondale Estates; Rob Peterson (Mary Tolley-Peterson), nephew John Thomas and niece Lucia, Canton. Laura’s life will be celebrated on Saturday, December 17th at Wages and Sons in Stone Mountain. The family will receive friends at 2pm and the service in the chapel will begin at 3pm.

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  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with Laura’s family and friends. Laura was a special person…a friend to many…a support for many..and unique in her dedication to others. Louise and Chris Lorbati

  2. I wish so much that we could be there to honor our very special friend. Much love to you all,
    Beth, Quirin, Marie and Ylva

  3. Our thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort are with the family and friends during this difficult time. (PGR colleagues and friends)

  4. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Rob. I lost my brother a few years back, and I know the heartache and loss that you are all experiencing. It will get easier. I know that right now it doesn’t seem that way – but I promise you that it will.

  5. Rob, I was saddened to her of the loss of your sister. Our prayers for peace are with her and the whole family.

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