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On Saturday, November 5 at 2pm a memorial service will be held at Community United Church of Christ (CUCC) to celebrate the life of Susan Lane. If you’re unable to attend in person, the service will be live streamed here

A reception in the CUCC Vaughan Fellowship Hall will immediately follow the service.

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Published by The News & Observer on Sep. 25, 2022.

Susan Smith Lane
April 29, 1942 – September 12, 2022

Raleigh, North Carolina – SUSAN SMITH LANE, 80, was chauffeured through the Gates of Heaven during the late hours of the evening, Monday, September 12th, 2022. Without doubt, she was greeted by the most jubilant host of family and friends who arrived ahead of Susan’s heavenly appointment, including her dearly adored Cairn terrier, Annie B. All who loved her beyond words know that Abraham Lincoln was undeniably her celebration’s keynote speaker.

Susan poured her heart and soul into everything she did, especially into her glorious marriage with her beloved soul mate, Don, who survives her. They were married for almost 44 extraordinary years. Within the first 5 minutes of meeting Susan for the first time, you realized the reason her eyes sparkled was because she fiercely loved her husband – as Don profoundly cherished her.

Susan is survived by her husband Don, her loving Daughter Nancy and husband John Reid, Grandson Andy Joyce, Brother Mark Smith and wife Nancy, Sister Ellen Smith, Sister Judy Shaughnessy, and Brother-in-law Bud Rohrer and wife Karen, and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to offer a special thanks to Rex Hospital and Dan and Judy Vivarelli, Todd and Cara O’Neill, Larry and Susann Hodges, Brooke and John Boyer, Lavon Page, Jo Perry, Binks Mew, Betsy Towler and caregivers Peninah Degethe, Latoya Galberth OT, Lauren PT and Jennifer Lanielle ST. Without these wonderful friends, family and caregivers we would have been totally lost.

Susan’s family was her heart and joy. Her siblings graced her w/ several magnificent nieces & nephews. How she loved being Aunt Sue! For many years, her brother Mark, and three sisters, Judy, Melinda & Ellen, made an annual summer trek to their Smith family Wisconsin lake cabin. “Sibs’ Week” was sacred to Susan. Sharing glorious cabin-time with her siblings truly far outranked jet-setting off to any other destination in the entire world.

Loved ones who cleared the path for Susan are her loving parents, Roger & Dorothy Smith, and her beautiful sister, Melinda Rohrer.

We will remember Susan’s coy smile, her genuine warmth, her zest for life, family & friends as well as colleagues & clients, many of whom, overtime, became lifelong friends. She made such a positive difference in the lives of so many. We invite you to join us to celebrate this unforgettable, extraordinary woman.