Laurie Anne Bigham, 52, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Thursday, September 5, 2013, at her home after a lengthy trial with cancer. She was born in San Gabriel, Calif., to Richard and Patricia Hoskins, June 8, 1961. At the tender age of 15 the Lord granted Laurie salvation from her sins, making her a new creature in Christ. Because of this great grace she received, she is now living life more fully than she ever did on earth, where she awaits Christ's return when the entire cosmos will be glorified!
On March 22, 1980, Laurie was chosen by Kent Bigham, the love of her life, to be united in holy matrimony. After many years they were blessed by the Lord with a son, Ryan, who went to be with the Lord halfway through the pregnancy in 1991. Soon the Lord blessed them with a beautiful daughter, Karlie, in 1993, and then with another wonderful son, Blake, in 1996. "Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them!" (From Psalm 127)
Laurie spent her life living her dream, to serve the Lord through the minisrty of marriage and motherhood. The bonus was that she was able to home school both children all through the years, by the grace of God.
On this earth, Laurie is survived by her loving family; husband, Kent; children, Karlie and Blake; father and second mother, Richard and Sandra Hoskins, of Medford, Ore.; and her sisters and their families, Barbara Sakamoto, of Japan and Texas, and Janet Robinson, of Utah. Laurie was preceded in death by her grandparents; mother, Patricia; brother, David; and son, Ryan.
The funeral service will be held at Cornerstone Christian Church, 608 N. Bartlett St., Medford, OR, 97501, at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, September 14, 2013, with Pastor Stan Way officiating. There will be a procession to Hillcrest Mortuary where there will be a short graveside service and a potluck following at Cornerstone Christian Church. In lieu of flowers, Laurie requested that donations be made in her name to Cornerstone Christian Church. Donations may also be made on their website: cccm.org.