Ms. Laura (Laurie) Margarita Macias, 57

Our sweet sister Laura (Laurie) Margarita Macias peacefully passed away April 16, 2021 after a long, brave battle with cancer.


Laurie was born July 20, 1963 in El Paso TX. The family moved to Yuma AZ where she attended Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and School, Yuma High School, worked at the AEA Federal Credit Union, and became a loving and devoted Nina (Godmother) to several children. In 1990 she attended a 4-day retreat, Cursillo, where she found her life’s calling.  A few years later she moved to Gainesville GA and became an active member of Saint Michael Catholic Church and the Atlanta Cursillo. She lived every day to “make a friend, be a friend, and bring a friend to Christ”. She worked at Regions Mortgage for 17 years as a Mortgage Closer.


Laurie was recently preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Clinton Murphy. She is survived by her parents, Raul and Norma Macias, sister Rebecca Murphy, nephews Adam Murphy and Anthony (Sandra) Murphy, brother Richard (Katie) Macias, sister Norma (Doug) Lancaster, and nieces Patricia Asquith, Lindsay Murdock (Andy), Rachel Maurice (Mike), Megan Trantham and their families.


Laurie’s funeral mass will be held (and live-streamed) at Saint Michael Catholic Church on May 22, 2021 at 11:30 a.m., immediately followed by interment services at Memorial Park Cemetery. A “Celebration of Life” will be held at a later date.


Laurie and family received many accommodations, prayers, generous and kind acts of support, and compassionate care from her extended family, coworkers at Region’s Mortgage, her Cursillo brothers and sisters (Arizona and Georgia), parishioners of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and Saint Michael Catholic Church, Amedisys Home Health Care Team, and Northeast Georgia Hospice Team. She and our family are eternally grateful.


Laurie left this world a better place than what she found it.


Due to Covid-19, the family requests that everyone attending the visitation and service wear a mask and adhere to social distancing guidelines.


Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA  30504 is in charge of arrangements.


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Julie Patton 2021-04-28 22:18:03
RIP sweet Laurie. You fought long and hard and with so much Grace and Dignity. You are loved and will be missed by your Regions family. To her family and friends, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Federico Casavantes 2021-04-29 08:46:56
Dear family, With you we mourn Laurie’s passing, with you we rejoice as we celebrate the richness and meaning of her life. May she rest peacefully in her eternal home with our Lord God and all those who preceded her. With all our love, Lico and Gillian
Matthew White 2021-04-29 08:51:35
Laura truely will be sorely missed. She genuinely did make the world a better place for everyone she touched. She and her family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Louis Gonzales & family 2021-04-29 09:44:15
Our condolences to the Macias family, love and God bless my dear friend and the entire family.
Stephanie Lloyd 2021-04-29 10:12:57
Dear Macias Family, My prayers to you all during this difficult time. Growing up with Normita, Laurie, Richie and Becky will always be in my heart. Laurie had a smile for everyone she met. She was a beautiful light in this world. God Bless you all.
Alicia and Hal O'Kelley 2021-04-30 08:18:35
Laurie was such a beautiful soul and she is missed dearly by all. She really did leave the world a better place for having known her. Condolences to the Macias family. We love you with all our heart. Rest in power, Laurie. God bless.
Julie Williams 2021-04-30 11:45:57
Norma, my heart aches for you and your family with Laurie's passing. We are also rejoicing knowing she is with our Lord free of all pain and stress throughout eternity. My prayers are with all of you. My God bless and give you peace and strength during this time.
Chris Magdaleno 2021-04-30 16:04:56
Laurie, I know you are in a much better place and no longer having to battle that terrible disease, but my heart still aches. We lost a wonderful person but heaven and the Lord gained a beautiful angel. You will always be one of my most favorite past students and I will never forget you. I pray for you and hope you are praying and watching over me. RIP Laurie.
Viviana Garcia 2021-04-30 16:16:01
My sincerest condolences. Laurie was a beautiful soul. I can recall our conversation during my cursillo weekend. She touched many lives for the greater glory of our Lord. May God rest her soul.
Jody Klaassens 2021-04-30 18:50:26
I met Laurie at my Cursillo weekend 2yrs ago. She sat at my table and played a big part in making it an incredible spiritual weekend. She lived her Faith and I'm sure she is singing with the choir of Angels in heaven. May God's comfort and peace surround her family and friends in the days to come.
Stephen & June Meredith 2021-04-30 21:10:44
Our heartfelt condolences to the Marcia's family. God has gain an angel. We still remember the first time we met Laurie 10 'ish years ago. That joyful personality, her angelic smile, her genteness, her grace, her willingness to help even through her own suffering. We will definitely miss Laurie. She is definitely an apostle and a disciple of God. Her involvement
Theresa Fernandez and Cathy Ghiotto 2021-04-30 22:50:27
My condolences 🙏 😢 to family and friends prayers for all of you ❤ may God Bless you She is ans was a beautiful lady she is free of pain may she R.I.P.
RUSSELL C WILLIAMS 2021-05-01 17:45:47
Norma, God sends angels to us and they brighten our lives, our homes, and everything around them. You had one in your home for 57 years: what a gift and joy! Finally God had to bring her back to her home in Heaven. May our Lord Jesus hold you firm in His love and comfort you and all of your family as you celebrate Laurie's return home with her lord.
Kathryne Anne Pusch 2021-05-03 14:47:03
Laurie was a shining jewel to all those who came to know her through Cursillo. One could see the Holy Spirit working in her and through her. She will be sorely missed by all those whose lives she touched. I pray that she may rest in peace and that her family, especially her parents, will be consoled in their grief-- until you meet again. Peace be with you.
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