Dorothy Lacks, 79

Published 10:09 am Monday, August 16, 2010

NORTH CAROLINA, April 9 – Dorothy Wilmouth Lacks, 79, of Roanoke Rapids, NC died Tues-day, April 7, 2009 at Halifax Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Lacks was a native of Charlotte County, the daughter of the late Morgan Reese Wil-mouth and Pearl Lean Lacks Wilmouth.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Columbus Branch Lacks; a daughter, Carolyn McKay, and a sister, Agnes Wilmouth.

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Mrs. Lacks is survived by her son, Billy Reese Lacks and wife, Eraina, of Crewe; four grand-sons, Douglas E. Jackson III and wife, Michelle, of Roanoke Rapids, Chad Reese Lacks of Crewe, Christopher Charles McKay and his special friend, Lesley Ferranto, of Keysville, and Brian Kessler Lacks of Crewe; four great-grandchildren, Jennifer Langley and husband, Gene Jr., Brandi Jackson and Zachary Jackson, and Collin McKay; two great-great-grandchildren, Lil Gene Langley III and Ashton Langley; three sisters, Mildred W. Moss of Richmond, Frances W. Lacks of Keysville, and Erma Jean Duffey also of Richmond; two brothers, Morgan R. Wilmouth Jr. and Jimmy Lee Wilmouth, both of Richmond; and special friends, Elwin and Pat Kessler of Smith-field.

Askew Funeral & Cremation Services in Roanoke Rapids is handling the arrangements, where funeral services will be held in the chapel at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, with the Rev. Margaret Horrell officiating.

The family will receive friends immediately following the ser-vice until 8:30 p.m. and other times at the home. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 10, at Trinity Memorial Gardens in Farmville, with the Rev. Randy Martin officiating.

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Askew Funeral & Cremation Services, North Carolina, is serving the family.