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Laura (Guinn) Whitaker

October 16, 1941 ~ January 13, 2024 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Laura Whitaker Obituary

Laura Whitaker, age 82, was called home to her Lord and Savior on Saturday January 13, 2024, at the Jim & Betsy Bryan Hospice House of UNC Health in Pittsboro.

Laura was born in Moncure, North Carolina on October 16, 1941, to the late David Guinn and Myrtle Burns Guinn.

She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Charles E Whitaker, two daughters, Lorianne Anderson and husband Chad of Pittsboro, Lisa Braxton and husband Michael of Pittsboro, two sisters, Edith Carter of Sanford, Linda O’Neil of Lamar, South Carolina, and one brother David Quinn and wife Claudette of Lamar, South Carolina, one granddaughter, Ashley Thomas and husband Will of Pittsboro, two great granddaughters, Evelyn and Gracelyn, one great grandson Cayden, and several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and nephews.

Growing up in the Moncure community, she graduated from Moncure High School in 1960, where she excelled as a basketball player. After graduation she started working, with a long career, in banking and retired after 44 years. Laura worked at Donaldson Funeral Home & Crematory where she enjoyed her time working with the Donaldson Funeral Home & Crematory family.

What Laura really enjoyed was spending time with her family, friends, and traveling to the mountains, beach, and shopping. Every Friday night she enjoyed socializing with her friends at the Dry Dock in Siler City.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 18, 2024, from 12:00PM-12:50PM at Donaldson Funeral Home & Crematory Griffin Chapel. A Memorial Service will follow at 1:00PM with Rev. Ray Gooch presiding.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes for donations to be made in Laura’s memory to the Jim & Betsy Bryan Hospice House at UNC Health Foundation  ATTN: Tina 123 W. Franklin Street Chapel Hill, NC 27516 and on memo line indicate Hospice House.

Condolences may be made at www.donaldsonfunerals.com.  Donaldson Funeral Home & Crematory is honored to serve the Whitaker family.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
January 18, 2024

12:00 PM to 12:50 PM
Donaldson Funeral Home & Crematory Griffin Chapel
396 West St.
Pittsboro, NC 27312

Celebration of Life
Thursday
January 18, 2024

1:00 PM
Donaldson Funeral Home & Crematory Griffin Chapel
396 West St.
Pittsboro, NC 27312

Donations

SECU Jim & Betsy Bryan Hospice Home of UNC Health Care
UNC Foundation, ATTN: Tina, 123 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill NC 27516
Web: http://www.uncmedicalcenter.org/uncmc/care-treatment/hospice/make-a-gift/

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