Laurie May (Gurney) Purnell, Portage, WI/formerly Janesville, WI (1960-2014)
June 8, 1960 - May 24, 2014
Laurie May (Gurney) Purnell, age 53, of Portage, and formerly of Janesville, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of Saturday, May 24, 2014, at her daughter's home in Janesville. She was born on June 8, 1960, in Janesville, the daughter of the late Robert and Barbara (Greenwood) Gurney. Laurie worked at AMPI in Portage, until her health declined. Laurie enjoyed camping, fishing and watching the Packers with her soul mate, Mike Purnell and their dog, Sam. She also cherished spending time with her family and friends. Laurie's greatest joy was the time she spent with Mike, her children and grandchildren. Laurie was the most amazing mother on earth and will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
Laurie is survived by her soul mate of fourteen years, Michael Purnell; her children: Ericka (Angelo) Jackson, Tina (Josh) Shetler, Timothy (Brittany) Shetler, II, and Christopher Shetler; and her grandchildren: Mariah (Jamal), Jeremy, Jr., Dante, Jr., Destany, Shawn, Andrell, Marie, Devon, Evannie, Avaya, Zander, and Timothy, II. She is further survived by brother and sisters: Randy Gurney, Blanche Gurney, and Roberta Williams; in-laws: Dorothy Prunell and Roger Fields; and many other family members and friends. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her niece, Angel Marie.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 29, 2014, at MILTON LAWNS MEMORIAL PARK CHAPEL. Visitation will be on Thursday from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service in the CHAPEL.
"Love you Mom, until we meet again"
Whitcomb - Lynch Funeral Home & Cremation Services
21 S. Austin Road, Janesville, WI (608) 752-2444