Official Obituary of

Laura Ruth (Norris) Crapps

February 10, 1955 ~ March 21, 2024 (age 69) 69 Years Old

Laura Crapps Obituary


Laura Ruth Norris Crapps, 69, of Lake City, Florida, passed away on March 21, 2024, at HCA Florida North Florida Hospital in Gainesville, Florida, following a brief illness.


She is survived by her loving husband Peat Crapps, and sister, Mary Anne Norris, of Alachua, Florida. She was born in Lake City on February 10, 1955, to the late William Bascom Norris and Mary Gwendolyn Giebeig Norris and was the granddaughter of the late Paul S. Sr. and Ruth Duke Giebeig and the late William and Laura Thomas Norris.


She lived in Lake City for most of her life and had deep family roots in and around Columbia County. She also lived in Gaithersburg, Maryland, in Live Oak, Florida and in a home on the Ichetucknee River. After graduating from Columbia High School in 1973, she attended Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia, earning a degree in English in 1977. Laura Ruth worked for many years as an insurance agent for Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company. Most recently, she was actively engaged in real estate as a realtor with the Daniel Crapps Agency.


Laura Ruth was a thoughtful, generous, and loving person with a constant willingness to help others. She was devoted to her husband, family, and many friends. She adored animals – especially her cherished parrot, Smoky Bird, and her dogs, Baby Girl, Rocci, Alli, and Skye. She was a member of the First Methodist Church, Lake City, and the Edward Rutledge Chapter of the DAR. In addition to her husband and sister, she is survived by her brother-in-law, Jeff Norris, her many cousins, and her husband’s extended family. She was loved by her large circle of family and friends, and she leaves a lasting legacy in the many lives she touched through her warmth, kindness, and compassion.


A memorial service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 27, 2024, at First Methodist Church in Lake City, with Pastor AAron Ankeny and Pastor Lonnie Johns officiating. A reception will immediately follow in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to North Florida Animal Rescue, 16800 County Road 137, Wellborn, FL 32094, or Feed My Lambs, St. James Episcopal Church, 2423 Bascom Norris Drive, Lake City, FL 32055.

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Memorial Service
March 27, 2024

11:00 AM
First United Methodist Church of Lake City
973 S Marion Ave
Lake City, FL 32025


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