Lauren arrived a happy baby on May 18, 1988 in Lufkin, Texas and she departed to live with Jesus on Sunday, March 7, 2010. She lived her life in Lufkin and graduated with honors from Lufkin High School in 2006. Lauren was currently attending Stephen F. Austin State University pursuing a degree in Hospitality Management and was scheduled to graduate in August. She was a member and officer of the Phi Upsilon Omicron Honor Society and volunteered with numerous charitable organizations in Lufkin and Nacogdoches. She grew up attending First United Methodist Church of Lufkin.
Lauren left behind her Daddy and Momma, Bryan and Suzanne Alston; brother, Taylor "Tay-Tay" Alston; Nana and Pop, John and Sue Jasper, all of Lufkin; and Mimi and Paw Paw, Dr. Roy Dean and Sharron Alston of Nacogdoches; and her aunts and uncles, Cyndi and Bill Gracie of Lufkin, John and Kristin Jasper of Nacogdoches, Camille and Buddy Horton of Bastrop, Craig and Deanne Jasper and Todd and Julie Alston, all of Lufkin; great-aunts and uncles, Thomas and Ann Alston of Richland Springs and Buddie and Bettie Oliver of San Saba; and numerous cousins, relatives and many, many friends.
She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Bill and Claudie Alston and Emmett and Effie Gober.
When we think of Lauren, we see that beautiful sweet smile and hear her contagious laugh. One of her favorite quotations comes from C.S. Lewis, "If I find in myself a desire which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only probable explanation is that I was made for another world." How perfect that describes our precious daughter, sister, grandchild and friend. Lauren knew Jesus and thru her actions shared His love.
Her religious views on Facebook were simple, "Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world.."
Contributions can be made to the Lauren Alston Scholarship Fund at the Commercial Bank of Texas, 600 South First Street, Lufkin, Texas 75901.