Lorraine Smith Pelletier, 88, of Jacksonville, NC passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at home. A memorial service will be held Friday, June 8, at 2:00 pm at Trinity United Methodist Church with Rev Steve Smith and Rev Dennis Goodwin officiating. A celebration of life will follow in the church fellowship hall.
After graduating in 1951 from the Charlotte Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Lorraine worked as a registered nurse in Charlotte before working in the hospital on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Browning, MT. After coming back to NC, she was the operating room nurse in the newly opened hospital in Sea Level and later moved into a position as an industrial nurse with DuPont in Kinston. She also used her nursing skills as a volunteer school nurse at White Oak High School and with the Red Cross.
Lorraine was a dedicated member of Trinity United Methodist Church for over 50 years where she was involved in many different facets of the church community.
She was passionate about her genealogy work and active in the Historical Society as well as the Arts Council. She was instrumental in reviving the Onslow County Chapter of the NC Symphony and worked diligently to support the Symphony visits and concerts in Jacksonville. She further expressed her love of music and the arts as a cornet player in the Onslow County Community Band. As an avid bird watcher and photographer, many of her RV travel destinations were planned around her love of nature and the outdoors.
Survivors include Jere Rufus Pelletier, her husband of 55 years; three children, Gail L. Pelletier and husband Tim Thompson of Raleigh, NC, Marie Pelletier-Hartwig and husband Jeffrey of Bucks County, PA, Jere S. Pelletier and wife Christy of Wilmington, NC; five grandchildren, Andrew, Natalie, Alex, Justin, and Sophia; and sister, Jean Smith Cuthrell.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to a charity of your choice
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To the Pelletier family, I am so sorry to hear of Lorraine's passing. I have thought of her often since retiring. I feel like meeting her was a blessing to me. Please know that you are in my thoughts and I wish you peace at this time. Alex McLaughlin RN
Submitted by Alex McLaughlin on Jun 11 2018 03:14:31 PM
To the Pelletier family, I am so sorry to hear the news of your mother's passing. She was a great leader in our community. Her love of music and to the Arts enriched us all.
She will be missed.
Submitted by Connie Wenner on Jun 10 2018 07:53:43 AM
I am so sorry to read of your loss. I did not know your loved one personally, but the sorrow and pain of death touches all of us. May you find comfort during this time in the hope of the resurrection. Our Heavenly Father promises to "wipe our tears away" during that time. His dear son laid down his life so that we would have a hope when we die. This hope of the resurrection to life on a peaceful "new earth" is very faith inspiring and comforting during times of loss. May you too find comfort in that promise now and in the days ahead. (2 Peter 3:13; John 5:28, 29; John 3:16)
Submitted by Concerned Reader on Jun 9 2018 06:42:17 AM
You have our deepest sympathy on the loss of Mrs. Pelletier. She was a wonderful friend and neighbor and a true Southern Lady. God Bless the Pelletier Family!
Submitted by Suzette Brown Taylor & Steve Taylor on Jun 8 2018 01:25:39 PM
Gail and family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved mother. Although I never had the pleasure of knowing her, it sounds like she had a very fulfilling life. May God comfort all of you in your time of grief and may she rest in peace.
Submitted by Dayna Chiccotella on Jun 8 2018 01:19:45 PM
So sorry to hear of Lorraine's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you
Submitted by Walt and Karen Smith on Jun 8 2018 11:09:30 AM
So sorry for the loss of your loved one and friend of so many of us. She was an outstanding lady and will be missed. Maude joins me in sending sympathy and best regards to the entire family.
Submitted by Reginald Tucker on Jun 7 2018 11:10:25 AM
A true southern lady, will always be remembered for her kindness to others. So glad I got to meet her.
“The memory of the righteous is a blessing.” Proverbs 10:7~ Proverbs 10:7
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