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Laura Ann Newkirk

July 25, 1978 — December 7, 2022

Charleston

Laura Ann Newkirk

Laura Ann Newkirk, 44 of Charleston, SC, passed away on Wednesday, December 7, 2022.

Born on July 25, 1978, in Charleston, SC, she was a daughter of the late Linda Malone Matthews and William Elbert Matthews.

Laura was an accomplished springboard diver through high school and college. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Charleston. She was a scuba Divemaster and a paramedic EMT intermediate. Laura was a property manager in charge with Malone Condos, LLC. She was a state champion at ju jitsu martial arts. She was the founder and administrator of Jet Ski Life of Charleston. Laura loved spending time with her son, Parker, family, and jet ski family. She will be remembered as a loving mother, a devoted daughter and a friend to all.

Laura is preceded in death by her mother, Linda Malone Matthews; paternal grandparents, Iris and Elbert Matthews, Sr.; maternal grandparents, James B. and Mary Malone and her son, Parker's father, Lonnie Newkirk.

Laura is survived by her son, William Parker Newkirk of Charleston, SC; father, William Elbert Matthews of Johns Island, SC; uncle, Leo Jeffrey Matthews of Georgetown, SC; aunt, Patricia Matthews Rowland of Murrells Inlet, SC and special cousins.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, December 18, 2022 at 1:00 PM, one hour prior to the service. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM at McAlister-Smith Funeral Home West Ashley.

Burial will follow at Live Oak Cemetery, Charleston, SC.

Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at mcalister-smith.com.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, 2501 Bees Ferry Rd, Charleston, SC 29414, (843) 722-8371.

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Past Services

Visitation

Sunday, December 18, 2022

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation West Ashley

2501 Bees Ferry Rd, Charleston, SC 29414

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Funeral Service

Sunday, December 18, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation West Ashley

2501 Bees Ferry Rd, Charleston, SC 29414

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Burial

Sunday, December 18, 2022

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

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