Elizabeth "Lib" Laida

Tuesday, July 17th, 1923 Sunday, November 24th, 2019

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Obituary for Elizabeth "Lib" Browning Laida

Elizabeth Browning Laida, age 96, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 24, 2019.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 1, 2019 at First Baptist Church with Dr. Felts Dent and Rev. Cal Hampton officiating. She will be laid to rest at Greenwood Cemetery.
Lib's family will receive friends on Saturday, November 30 from 3 to 6 p.m. at McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home and again on Sunday, December 1 from 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Clarksville.
Lib entered into this life on July 17, 1923 in Sumter, South Carolina, daughter to the late Dr. Dilllard O. Browning and Cornelia Smith Browning. Lib grew up in Nashville and after her primary education went on to attend and graduate from Bob Jones University. Following graduation, Lib taught Speech and Drama there. However, Lib's biggest passion was for her family and most of all for her Lord. She was a supportive Pastor's wife to her husband, Dr. John David Laida, for over 70 years. She was also a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Clarksville where she was a Sunday School Teacher and also supported her husband's ministry during his tenure.
Lib was preceded in death by her husband of 73 years, Dr. John David Laida. Survivors include her daughters, Deborah (Richard) Sawyer, Susan (Ed) Maywald, Connie (Kirk) Stem, and Gayle (Jeff) Cates; grandchildren, Elizabeth Grace (Jerome) Hertweck, Marilyn (Sam) Yahel, Jessie (Mat) Gladden, John Paul Maywald, David (Brandy) Cates, and Michael Cates; and six great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church Missions Fund, 435 Madison St., Clarksville, TN 37040. Condolences may be made to Lib's family at

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 30th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home
    1209 Madison St.
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    Saturday, November 30th, 2019
    3:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Second Visitation

    Sunday, December 1st, 2019 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    First Baptist Church Grace Sanctuary
    Sunday, December 1st, 2019
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Service

    Sunday, December 1st, 2019 | 2:00pm
    First Baptist Church Grace Santuary
    435 Madison Stree
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    Sunday, December 1st, 2019
  • Interment

    Greenwood Cemetery
    Greenwood Ave.
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Linda Morgan

To all sweet Ms. Lib's family, May God comfort you at this time with his love and peace. She was such a sweetheart and I will never forget the moments I spent with her these last 2 years. She was such a positive, uplifting person. And Gayle, Connie, Susan, and Deborah you all did an absolutely wonderful job taking care of her, loving her, and always advocating for her. Love you all and praying for you, Linda Morgan AseraCare
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Wayne L. Jaworski

Deborah: Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. With deepest Sympathy: Wayne J.
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Patricia Hurt

Deepest condolences from all members of Clarksville High School In Memory Group-Facebook. God bless you and comfort you all, during your time of sorrow.
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