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Celebration of Life Service: 1:00 p.m., Thursday, December 30, 2021

Location: Weymouth Funeral Home

Laura Davidson Krzeski, 61, passed away peacefully at her home in Newport News, VA on December 21, 2021.  Laura loved deeply, with her family and her students as her focus.  Her dedication to both was so apparent in everything she did.

She was born in Wilmington, DE, and grew up in Bedford, VA.  She received her degree in Education from Ferrum College, where she also met her husband, Charlie.  She moved to Newport News when she got married, making her home there and raising her family.

Laura loved teaching, and as an elementary school teacher made a lasting impact on all the children’s lives she touched.  She taught in the Newport News Public School System for over 29 years and retired this year from Discovery STEM Academy.  Most recently she was awarded Teacher of the Year, an honor she treasured.

Laura will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother, teacher and friend.  She was selfless in every possible way, always giving to others before herself.  Laura had such a wonderful, funny and witty personality, and could always bring a smile to your face.  Affectionately called “Mimi” by her grandchildren, her greatest joy was being a Grandmother.  She loved fostering their imagination, whether cooking in their pretend kitchen or snuggling to read books together.

Laura is survived by her devoted husband of 38 years, Charlie; her children: Ashley Krzeski Wells (Akeem), and Tyler Krzeski; and her adored grandchildren: Tristan Noah Wells and Layla Wells. She is also survived by her mother, Carolyn Joy Davidson and sisters, Lisa Harvel (Calvin) and Jennifer Moelchert.  She was preceded in death by her father, Joseph M. Davidson, Jr.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, December 30, 2021 at Weymouth Funeral Home by Rev. David Willis of Olivet Christian Church. Masks are required.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Discovery STEM Academy, 1712 Chestnut Ave, Newport News, VA 23607, or the Peninsula SPCA, 523 J Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News, VA 23601, peninsulaspca.org.

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#16 Sandra Fletcher 2022-01-15 00:21
My sincere condolences to the Krzeski family. I will hold you all in my thoughts a prayers .
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#15 Nancy Read Hendricks 2022-01-09 21:43
I'm so sorry to see this, and my thoughts go out to Joy, Lisa, Jennifer and Charlie for this loss. Reading this gave a wonderful picture of Laura's life and energy, and I'm sure her grandfather Allen would be proud of her for both getting the Teacher of the Year award, and carrying on the tradition of spending quality time with grandchildren! May that carry forward with Ashley.
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#14 Warren and Elaine 2021-12-31 17:38
Charlie, Ashley and Tyler We are so sorry to hear of Laura’s passing. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
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#13 Alexis Porter 2021-12-30 21:08
I remember Mrs. Krezski being one of the 1st people to welcome me aboard at DSA as I started my behavior counselor position. Her dedication to her students, not just to their learning but their overall well being was certainly unmatched. Her offers to show up for students outside of school and ensuring that students had what they needed were also unmatched. I’m forever grateful for her support and send my deepest condolences to your family.
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#12 Rebecca O’Loughlin 2021-12-30 01:07
Laura was a special friend and part of the kindergarten team at DSA. She was like a min to us all. We could talk to her about anything. She made us all laugh…All.The.Time! I will miss her smile and her cheerful good mornings. The hallways of DSA will never be the same without her. Praying for comfort and healing for her family during this difficult time
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#11 Barbara Richardson 2021-12-30 00:22
You have my deepest condolences, I worked with her for several years in her classroom. She was a very loving and giving person and will surely be missed. I'm sending my life and prayers to the family
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#10 Sheree and Paul Mile 2021-12-28 00:04
Charlie we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your wife Laura. Just know that Paul and I are praying for you and your children and grandchildren.
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#9 Terry Wicks 2021-12-27 20:22
I’m so sorry for your loss
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#8 Helen Benson 2021-12-27 19:25
Laura was a true gem with an infectious smile that always that warmed my heart and made me smile.My beach buddy.She would get me laughing to the point it hurt oh what fond memories.Never a harsh word. Always thinking of and caring for her lil children she taught. Her family was everything , when it came to them she was like velcro in fact that was her nickname.I will forever remember our TGIFriday nights.We had so many more memories to make.So for now I will treasure the ones I have until we are together again.Charlie our hearts are acking for you and your family. Prayers that your beautiful memories will help heal your broken hearts.For now a guardian Angel to watch over all her family.Thankful for no more pain and suffering. Prayers for comfort and healing.Lots of love hugs and prayers.❤
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#7 Sylvia R. Babineaux 2021-12-27 18:40
Hey Charlie! I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family!
Sincerely,
Sylvia Rhodes Babineaux
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#6 JOHNNY & CINDY OVERM 2021-12-27 16:11
PRAYERS GOING OUT FOR THE FAMILY AT THIS TIME. MAY BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES FILL YOUR HEART WITH WARMTH AND LOVE.
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#5 Rick nelson 2021-12-27 15:18
Cheetos, so sorry to hear of your loss.
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#4 Terry Powell 2021-12-27 13:50
My heart is aching for you Charlie. I hope Paige and Laura are looking down on us. We will all be together again.
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#3 Maggie Haley 2021-12-26 23:29
Laura was a bright light to her students, her Kindergarten team, and to her school. She will be missed. Prayers to her family.
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#2 Bobby Mears 2021-12-26 17:39
Charlie, so sorry to hear of Laura's passing. God rest her Soul.
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#1 Sonja Nickerson 2021-12-24 04:03
So very sorry to hear or your loss. Laura was a lovely person that I had the pleasure of knowing. She had an infectious smile and personality which alway made me smile as well. So sorry I cannot make the servicebut sending much love and hugs.
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