Laura Jean Cuffee Corprew was born in Chesapeake, Virginia on November 5, 1950 to the late Robert and Olia Cuffee. She gained her crown of glory and transitioned into eternal life on March 21, 2021 surrounded by her husband and children. Laura or “Bay” as she was lovingly called grew up in the South Hill section of South Norfolk in Chesapeake, VA.
She attended Chesapeake Public Schools. Laura worked at Norfolk State University for 33 years before she retired as a Facilities Management Supervisor. Even after her retirement Laura, being the hard worker she was, worked at Northside Middle School for a short time. When asked to describe Laura, one of the first words that comes to mind is big-hearted. Her love for her family, especially her children and grandchildren were the closest thing to agape love here on earth. She raised her children to be loving and family oriented. She took care of her grandchildren and greatgrandchildren with so much love and fervor. She had an unwavering faith in God and was certainly a praying mother, grandmother, wife, sister, aunt, and cousin. She was the matriarch of her family and she always said to keep family close.
Laura was predeceased by her brother, Wallace Bowe. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband Danny N. Corprew Sr. who will miss her dearly. Her three daughters Angela C. Burfoot (William) of Norfolk, VA, Felicia Y. Cuffee, and Nicole L. Cuffee both of Norfolk, VA. Her stepdaughter, Joan Corprew of Chesapeake, VA. Her three stepsons, Danny Corprew Jr., Eric Corprew, and Britton Corprew all of Chesapeake, VA. Her eight grandchildren, Andrea “Cookie” Burfoot, Deshawn Cuffee, Desiree Cuffee, Donte Cuffee, Tydre Saunders, Nishia Cuffee, Andre Burfoot and Ni’Khari Cuffee. Nine greatgrandchildren De’aja Ricks, Devonte Ricks, Skyla Hardy, Amiyah Burfoot, Arie Burfoot, Sariyah Hardy, Courtney Riddick, Camoni Cuffee and Halo Henton. Her sisters Cynthia Chapman of Norfolk, VA and Agnes Louise Spruill of Elizabeth City, North Carolina. A brother-in-law, Meredith Corprew of Norfolk, VA and two sister-n-laws Henrietta Corprew Vann of Virginia Beach, VA and Evangela Corprew of Norfolk, VA. She also leaves to cherish her memory, her parrot Sonny, and her fur baby Bingo. As well as a host
of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.