Edward F. Laws

February 17, 2015


VIRGINIA BEACH – Edward F. Laws, 84, passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 17, 2015.
Ed is survived by his high school sweetheart of 63 years, Charlotte Laws; three children, Mark Edward Laws and wife Sherry, Teresa Slocum and husband Scott, and Brett Laws and wife Crystal; five grandchildren, Kyle Laws and wife Emily, Austin Laws, Kelyn Youmans and husband Bryan, Ryan Slocum, Aaron Slocum, and Danny Shain; two great-grandchildren, Mea Slocum and Georgia Youmans; brother, Phillip Ronald Laws and wife Sara; and a sister, Carol Ann Davis and husband Ernie.

Ed was born in Tennessee to the late Edward and Lilly Laws. He served in the U. S. Air Force for four years during the Korean War. He retired as an air traffic control supervisor with the Norfolk International Airport after 34 years of service. In the 60’s and 70’s, he coached Woodstock Little League football for 14 years. He was a member of Suburban Christian Church for 55 years where he served for 31 years of as a member of the Official Board of Suburban Christian Church. Ed worked tirelessly as the chairman of the board. He also served as treasurer, financial secretary, and vice-chairman. He cherished the time he spent with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He also enjoyed his outings with the Tuesday and Thursday golf groups.

The visitation will be on Monday, February 23, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Suburban Christian Church, at 5132 Bellamy Manor Drive, Virginia Beach with a Celebration of Life service to begin at 12:00 p.m. with Rev. C. Todd Haynes and Dr. Robert J. Grymes officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Suburban Christian Church.

Condolences may be shared with the family at altmeyer.com

Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach is in charge of the arrangements.

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Brian & Kathryn Matney
8 years ago

Brian and I are praying for you all knowing that Ed is with our Lord and Savior today! We love you Charlotte!

Barbara Foster
8 years ago

Charlotte – I’m so sorry! I am praying for you and your family. Let me know if there is anything I can do for you. Since Pete and I went to Suburban, we always thought of you and Ed as the backbone of the church. Thank you for all you do! God bless and love you.

Jeanette and Richard Tennis
8 years ago

Charlotte and family,

May the love of God surround you during this time of sorrow.

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Chuck Laws
8 years ago

Charlotte, Mark, Teresa, and Brett,

so sorry to hear that Ed is gone. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. – Chuck

Gloria L. Riga
8 years ago

Charlotte, my heart goes out to you at this time. Ed will be greatly missed by you & so many others. Ed is happy with Jesus and any pain he had is gone! God took a good saint home to help Him. I always remember how he took such good care of the adult class on Sunday with several duties. Peace & comfort to you from our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ!

Karla Wall
8 years ago

Dear Charlotte and Family,

Tom and I were saddened to hear of Ed’s passing. Please know that we are praying for comfort, strength and peace. We rejoice knowing that he is with our Lord. Love Karla and Tom Wall

Babs West
8 years ago

Dear Charlotte,

I am so sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God’s love be with you always and bring you comfort and understanding. Babs

Lisa Smith Grande
8 years ago

Dear Charlotte,

I just learned of Ed’s passing and am very sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful neighbor and will be missed. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.


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Patricia Seay
8 years ago

Dear Charlotte, I am truly saddened by Ed’s passing.The two of you have been a strong guiding force at Suburban Christian.

May God wrap you and your family in His Almighty love, comfort and


Much love.

Patty Seay

Carol Laws Davis
8 years ago

Dear Charlotte, Mark, Teresa, Brett – my heart breaks for you as you go thru this grief. He is so loved and will be dearly missed by us all. I have such good memories of him being the “big” brother — that red hair, cute freckles and being the “boss” ‘ cause he was the oldest. Know he’s being rewarded in heaven and hope he, Mother & Dad have a good reunion – Love to all of you.

Tony McGlone
8 years ago

Dear Charlotte, Mark, Theresa and Brett,

Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. While it has been many years since I last saw you, I keep up with you through mom. I offered to drive up for the services, but mother is unable to travel due to family circumstances. Again, we are all very saddened by this news. Peace be with you.


William and Patty Bills
8 years ago

Dear Ms. Charlotte, we were very sad to here about Ed. We pray the peace only God can provide envelopes you daily during this difficult time. Enjoy the great memories and life lived together! We love ya!

Bill and Karen Sittig
8 years ago

Dearest Charlotte and Family:

Death creeps upon us unexpectedly at times; but, it wasn’t unexpected to God. It was His perfect time.

We could dwell upon all the sadness we feel with the loss of Ed, our wonderful friend. Instead, let us reflect upon how God has used Ed through these many wonderful years to bring glory to God.

He brought love to many including his family, was a walking testimony of faith, and exhibited wisdom and diligence in his service to the Lord. I, as a member on the Board at Suburban Christian Church was nurtured by Ed’s leadership as Chairman of that Board. Such leadership was esteemed by many. Thank you personally for enriching my walk with the Lord in the service and concern for the church. I salute you, “my brother”. We are sure God said, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.

We will miss Ed at lunch on Sundays after church and on the many trips we took together. Those times will remain treasured memories for us.

God will be your and our comforter in the days ahead until we, too, make heaven our permanent home.

Much Love and Many Prayers,

Bill and Karen Sittig

Ken & Dolly Phelps
8 years ago

Ed was a dear friend for many years. Dolly and I had the privilege recently of sharing a week with Ed and Charlotte in Pennsylvania, Dutch Country. We enjoyed the company and the travel together so very much. Additionally; a couple of years ago we also shared a week with them at the Billy Graham Cove and were ministered too by DR. R.T. Kendal.

Ed is in his eternal home with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We shall see him again with so many of our friends who have gone on before. Ed left a very large mark on many lives through his years. He was a Suburban Church Hero of mine for sure.

Emily Laws
8 years ago

Grandad will be missed. Everyone is in my thoughts and prayers

Harvey and DeAnna Powell
8 years ago

Have you in our prayers

Pamela Jones Kimber
8 years ago

I was a girl when this family lived just around the corner from us but I do know what a nice family they were. Mom- Jane Jones said today- I remember Charlotte and always will. She liked you.

God richly bless you all.

Bless you Teresa & Mark

Shalom to the deepest part of your being! Pam

Linda Chappell
8 years ago

I worked with/for Ed from Aug ’81 til Jan 90. You always knew where he stood and was kind to those with whom he worked. Blessings of God’s grace in your hour of grief.

Pat Brickley Hubert
8 years ago

Little did we know that God was going to call his name and take his hand to be on his way.

The tears are flowing and my heart goes out to all. Love of our family has always been in my prayers and we all cherish the heart warming memories.



Rich & Mary Slocum
8 years ago

Mary and I are deeply saddened by the loss of this good man. Although we did not know him long, he was the epitome of father, husband, goodness and citizen. We are thinking of your family during this time.

Owens, Vance and Jenny
8 years ago

May peace and your loving memories help during this difficult time.

Mary & Jim Glynn
8 years ago

Mrs Laws,

Jim and I were so sadden to hear of Mr Laws passing.Know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Hollice and Phyllis Wiggins
8 years ago

Ms. Charolette and family in this time of sorrow we hope you all can find the Peace, Joy and Love of Jesus Christ to comfort you. By now Mr. Ed has played a few rounds of golf with Jesus having the time of his life. We Love you.

Donna Wentt
8 years ago

So sorry for your loss. May God’s peace be with your family during this time.

Jenny Snow
8 years ago

So sorry for your loss. Thank God we know it is temporary and we have God’s Love to carry us through this valley.

Milyn Midgette
8 years ago

So sorry to learn of your father’s passing. I know he will be missed. Just know that I am thinking of you and your family at this time.

Susan Albert
8 years ago

Teresa and Scott,

I was deeply saddened by the news of your father’s passing. My heart felt condolences to you and your family.

Charity Zellmer
8 years ago


I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. You and your family are in my thoughts.

Dawn Allen
8 years ago


I’m so sorry for your sadness and the loss of your father. When I read the obituary, I was left with the feeling that he lived a very full and happy life. He had a gentle, peaceful passing into Heaven and all is as it should be, but I know you and your family will miss him. You’re in my prayers…


Patty Peterson
8 years ago

Teresa, you, Scott and your family are in my prayers.

The Reynolds
8 years ago

You all are in our prayers.