Wilma Jean Johnson Laws, 84, of Statesville, N.C., departed this world on December 29, 2021, from her home in Iredell County, N.C.

Wilma was born on July 24, 1937, in Wilkes County, N.C. She was the daughter of the late Ada Johnson. In addition to her mother and father, Wilma was preceded in death by her loving husband, Wayne James Laws; her son, Donald W. Laws; brothers, Rex Johnson, Carl Dean Johnson, and Van Johnson; and sisters, Nina Eller and Evon Johnson.

Wilma attended Wilkes County schools. She later started a career with Hickory Chair in furniture manufacturing, where she worked for 20-plus years before retiring. Wilma was a kind woman who loved her children and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Wilma is survived by her sons, Mike Laws (Kay Oliver) of Lawndale and Mark Laws (Ellen) of Statesville; a sister, Dorothy Nickleson; grandchildren, David Laws, Kimberly Stien, Jessica Applegate, Holly Woods, Lindsey Laws, Hanna Warnick, Wesley Laws, Chris Laws, Elizabeth Laws, and Karla Laws; and 18 great-grandchildren, who will miss Wilma greatly.

A graveside service will be held on January 3, 2022, beginning at 1 p.m. at Iredell Memorial Park. Pastor John Powell will officiate the service.

Reavis Funeral Home of Statesville is honored to serve the family.

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