Mary Lou Layne, age 75 of Carolina Beach passed away Thursday, March 3, 2016 at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.
She was born in Greenville, NC on July 1, 1940 to Arthur Augustus Ellwanger and Mary Louise Hinson Ellwanger.
Mary Lou was a Founding member of Holy Cross Episcopal Church where she was a member of the Alter Guild and participated in many activities at the church. Mary Lou was a Registered Nurse and was retired from New Hanover Regional Medical Center after 20 years of service. She was very involved in the Carolina Beach Community especially the Island Cottage Thrift Shop serving as President of the Board.
Mary Lou is survived by her husband, Harold A. Layne, Jr; her daughter, Leslie Wilson and sons, Cameron and Lucas; her son, Kevin Layne and daughter Ansleigh; two brothers, Robert Ellwanger (Rachel) and George Ellwanger (Irma).
A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held 2 pm Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Holy Cross Episcopal Church, 5620 Myrtle Gove Road officiated by Rev. Richard Warner assisted by Rev. Jerry Gallagher and Rev. Andy Atkinson.
Please consider a memorial gift in her memory to Holy Cross Episcopal Church, 5620 Myrtle Grove Road, Wilmington, NC 28411.
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