Laura Smith is our newest Family Service Counselor. She was born and raised in Prince George County and currently resides in Mattaponi, VA. In 2002, Laura received her associate’s degree from the Richard Bland College of William & Mary, followed by a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, where she majored in psychology. After graduating, Laura spent 10 years as an intensive-in-home counselor to at-risk children and adults. During that time, she also served as Director of Social Services in several area nursing homes and rehabilitation centers.
Laura is no stranger to the funeral and cemetery industry. For more than a decade, she’s used her social work skills to help families with their end-of-life needs. Her vast experience includes serving as a family service counselor, administrative assistant, compliance agent, and even cemetery manager. Whether you’re pre-planning your own arrangements or have an immediate need for a loved one, Laura can help you easily navigate the entire process.
I look forward to continuing my cemetery career at WMP. I find it very rewarding helping families plan for what, unfortunately, is inevitable and being there for others who are grieving. I truly love what I do!
Laura has always admired and greatly appreciates those who serve our country and community, which inspired her to respond in kind. Her humanitarian efforts include participating in several medical missions to Honduras, volunteering as a counselor for children of incarcerated mothers, and managing a women’s ministry that ministered to churches and prisons. When she’s not helping others, Laura enjoys spending time with family and friends, fishing with her husband, and searching for sand dollars on the beach.
Laura is a great addition to our staff. We are honored to have her on board and know that our clients are going to love working with her.—WMP