Myrtle Gray Lawhorn

March 21, 1937 - April 17, 2014
Myrtle Gray Lawhorn


Myrtle Gray Lawhorn 77, of Wilmington passed away on the morning on Thursday April 17, 2014 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter after a long battle of cancer with her loving family at her side.

Myrtle was born in Goldsboro on March 21, 1937 the daughter of the late Archie and Ruth Snipes Holland. She was also preceded in death by her husband Henry Elwood Lawhorn.

Surviving are her four children William and wife Donna, Randy and wife Terry, Charlene and husband Tracy, and Yvonne and husband Gregory, nine grandchildren, sister Ila-Lee Massengill, and dear friend Carl Blanck.

She enjoyed spending time with family and friends and most of all dancing.

The family will be at Wilmington Funeral Chapel on Saturday April 26, 2014 from 1 PM unti 3 PM to see friends.

A special thank you to the entire staff of Lower Cape Fear Hospice for the love and compassion they showed.

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  • April 23, 2014
    Sandra Freeman says:
    I worked with Myrtle at Dorothys Ruffled Originals. She was a wonderful lady. I am so sorry for your loss. May the peace of our Lord be with you all and give you comfort. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • April 18, 2014
    Gretchen Brock says:
    I will miss that smile and hug she had for me and my family when we saw her! She was a special lady and her sweetness lives on in her amazing children and grandchildren. I love you all and will pray for peace during this time of sadness!

  • April 18, 2014
    Warwick Frazelle says:
    Sorry for your lose. Knew Myrtle 20 years.

  • April 18, 2014
    Dawn Straughn says:
    So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for you and your entire family.

  • April 19, 2014
    tina peterson says:
    Randy and I will miss Myrtle very much.Our love to the entire family.She is now in heaven with some really good company.Hope you find peace in that.