Mrs. Lois Magnuson Laney, age 89, entered into rest on Monday, August 16, 2021 at her home. Graveside services will be 2:00 PM Saturday, August 21, 2021 at Oakdale Cemetery, 520 N. 15th Street, Wilmington, NC by Pastor Alisha Hansen.
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Mrs. Laney was born January 28, 1932 in Austin, TX a daughter of the late Nels Conrad and Elaine Rector Magnuson. She was a graduate of New Hanover High School in Wilmington, NC and received her Bachelor’s in Education from UNC Greensboro. Mrs. Laney retired from Chesterfield County Department of Social Services with over 30 years of service.
A very active member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Lois was a faithful member of the U.M.W. and a loyal Altar Guild for many years. She was also very involved in local missions and oversaw the Bereavement Donations of the church. In her earlier years, Mrs. Laney was very involved in the Girls Scouts and the Brownies with her daughters. Following retirement, she enjoyed traveling with her husband. Of all things important in her life, none came before her family. She always sought to make them her priority.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Laney was also preceded in death by 1 grandson, Matthew Ross Szabo.
Survivors include her devoted husband of 67 years, Emsley A. Laney, Jr. of the home; children, Kathy (Charles) Snow of Charlotte, NC, Emsley A. (Kathy) Laney, III of N. Myrtle Beach, SC, and Laura (Steve) Szabo of Greenville, SC; grandchildren, Caroline Snow, Andrew (Kalyn) Snow, Holly (Brennan) Dooley, Graham (Tricia) Chrisley, Austin Chrisley, Ashlyn Laney, Emily Szabo, and Shannon Szabo; great grandchildren, Jack Dooley, Logan Dooley, Emsley Snow, and Lily Snow; and several cousins whom she loved so much and her extended family that was always so close.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 305 W. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709, or to Holy Angels, P.O. Box 710, Belmont, NC, 28012.
Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the Laney family.