Laura Rodrigues, of 1197 Mt. Vernon Lane, Mount Juliet, TN, passed away on January 31, 2020 due to liver cancer. Laura was preceded in death by her husband Anthony Marcus Rodrigues, her parents Joseph and Candida Fernandes, and her brothers Victor, Louis, Simon, and Honorato. She is survived by her sister Janet, and her children Carlton, Kenneth, Alan, and Michelle. Laura was a grandmother to five wonderful grand-daughters - Katlyn, Tasia, Mihika, Aria and Mihira. She was also aunt, in-law, and friend to all of the above-mentioned extended families and others. Laura was born in Mumbai, India on October 19, 1943. She was a kindergarten teacher by profession, and a wonderful mother to her kids and their families. She enjoyed cooking, stitching and traveling, and was very friendly, outgoing, and social. She was very particular about her church services, and said her rosary everyday. She also enjoyed her game shows and crossword puzzles. She had the most beautiful smile, and would light up a room with her presence. Laura was a very kind, good, supportive, and wonderful person, and she will be greatly missed by her family and her friends. She was a very strong person, with a positive attitude, and was very resilient. She will always be present in our hearts and our lives. Our hope is that she enjoys eternal peace with God in heaven. Her family requests that donations be made to the Parkinson Foundation, or the American Cancer Society, or any other charity in lieu of flowers or gifts. Visitation with the family will begin at 9:00 AM, Monday, February 3, 2020 at St. Stephen Catholic Community, and Funeral Mass to follow at 11:00 AM.