Samuel Laws

Obituary of Samuel Laws

Samuel T. Laws, Jr. was born December 24, 1930 to Chlorine Bannister and Samuel T. Laws, in Washington, D.C. He died March 18, 2018, in the Vineland Veteran's Home.

He was honorably discharged from the Air Force on November 16, 1953, with: Korean Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, U.S. Dist. Unit Citation & National Def. Svc. Medal. Samuel married Carrie (Wheeler) in July of 1953, while stationed in Pensecola, Florida. After his discharge, he relocated with his wife and daughters, Cynthia and Eva, back to Atlantic City. There, his family increased with the birth of his daughter, Victoria, and nephew, Kenneth, who Samuel viewed as a son. "Tommy", or "Jr.", as he was called by his family and friends, worked at his aunt Margaret's restaurant. He was employed at Prudential Insurance, Pepsi-Cola Soda Bottling Company, Franklin Electric, and retired from Caesars Casino.

Tommy loved debating with his nephews, Eric (deceased), and Simmie Wheeler about their sports teams.

Tommy is predeceased by: mothers, Chlorine and Millie Laws; father, Samuel Laws, Sr.; daughter, Eva; brother, Reginald; grandmother; aunt and uncle, Margaret and Joe Holmes.

He is survived by: wife of 65 years, Carrie of Atlantic City; daughters, Cynthia Johnson of Pleasantville, New Jersey and Victoria Laws, of Atlantic City; son, Kenneth Harrison, of San Diego, California; sisters, Margaret Moody, of Maryland, Barbara Green of Pleasantville, Karen Ali of Maryland, Diane Laws of Galloway, New Jersey; brother, Kenneth Laws of Atlantic City; grandchildren, Lawrence, Warren, Latisha, Samaya, Philip, Victor; great-grandchildren, Jovan, Abdur, Sayma, Elwood, Jaynia, Mescha, Lawrence, and Joshua; friends and brothers for life, Malcolm, Julian, Wally; and a host of other family and friends.

Services will be 2PM, Saturday, March 24, 2018, Greenidge Funeral Home, 301 Absecon Boulevard, Atlantic City, NJ, where friends may call from 1PM. Interment to follow at Atlantic County Veterans Cemetery, Estell Manor.

Arrangements are entrusted to Greenidge Funeral Homes, Inc., where condolences may be left at www.greenidgefuneralhomes.com.