Laura Anne DeJesus

Obituary for Laura Anne DeJesus

Laura Anne DeJesus (Manko), died unexpectedly February 11, 2020 in Valrico, FL at the age of 62. Laura was born on December 22, 1957 in Newark, New Jersey to Edward and Virgina Manko. She married Irving August 31st, 1975 in Irvington, New Jersey. After moving to Florida in June 1986, Laura began working for Walmart as a part time Cashier. Over 25 years, she moved through multiple positions and retired in January 2015 as a Supercenter Manager supervising over 450 employees. Laura was most accomplished at recognizing and exporting talent and was truly a servant leader. Laura will be remembered as a loving wife and supportive mother who encouraged her children to always pursue their goals. She was a generous, witty and devoted grandmother who loved her grandchildren. She treasured holidays because it brought family and friends together to celebrate. Laura is survived by her husband, Irving; children, Matt(Kristy), Jason(Tara), and Lorian Rivers(Dru); grandchildren Austin, Jake, Madison, Ashley, Joshua and Nicholas; brother Edward Manko(Debra);and sister Kathy Tuckey(Thom) as well as many loved nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents Edward and Virgina Manko; Grandparents Richard and Augusta DeWitt. Per Laura’s wishes, her family will have a private celebration of her life at a later date. Condolences can be sent to Legacy.com, brandonfunerals.com, and Facebook at Brandon Cremation and Funeral Services. The family would like to thank the caregivers, hospital and staff at Brandon Regional Hospital, Tampa General Hospital and Lifepath Hospice TGH for their exceptional care and dedication.

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03/12/2020

Dear Laura, Thank you for being such a wonderful Sister In Law & friend
I always boasted how lucky I was to be married into such a fantastic family
You will be deeply missed & will always be in my heart. Right now you are surrounded by so many loved ones previously passed & in the arms of our Lord
I love you Debbie

03/12/2020

Dear Laura, Thank you for being such a wonderful Sister In Law & friend
I always boasted how lucky I was to be married into such a fantastic family
You will be deeply missed & will always be in my heart. Right now you are surrounded by so many loved ones previously passed & in the arms of our Lord
I love you Debbie

03/12/2020

Your sudden loss is unbelievable. Prayers have been said constantly for your mother. Laura was a special women and her loss must be extremely painful for all the family especially Irv! Every time they were together you could feel the love between them! May God bring you and the family peace! Sincerely sorry! Bob, Geri and Tara Rhodes

03/12/2020

After my mom died, Dad and I had a rough holiday season. You invited us in for thanksgiving, whhich was something dad and I badly needed. You were warm, but firm, a trait I see in your children and grandchildren. Godspeed titi. Scott Granell.

03/12/2020

Laura was my first Store Manager to believe in me. I owe her so much to my Wal-Mart career. I’m sending love and light to her family.

03/12/2020

Wow this is so hard to believe my condolences to the entire family. Back in June 2019 i was working for Amazon Delivery and I was delivering a package to her home and she answered the door. She was so excited see me we hugged and she asked me about my kids and Grandkids. She then asked me if I missed Walmart? And I said No Maam and she said me neither. We hugged and she said see you later and we waved at each other. Store Manager Laura as I knew her will be missed.
Hilda Masso
Ex Walmart Associate

03/12/2020

I remember parties in Irvington and Howell. I met Laura many years ago. Laura always had a wonderful smile. I remember Matthew and Jason.
God bless Laura and the DeJesus family.
David Heithmar, Howell, NJ

03/12/2020

I worked with her was kind and loving woman she will be missed Sorry about you’re loss