Lorraine Marie Pratt Gelo
Lorraine Marie Pratt Gelo
  • April 23, 1946 - March 11, 2017
  • Raleigh, North Carolina

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Lorraine Marie Pratt Gelo, age 70, died peacefully on March 11, 2017 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family and her faithful rescue dog Duke as she entered into the eternal kingdom of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

2 Tim 4:7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

Lorraine was born on April 23, 1946 in Binghamton NY to Ruth and Clarence Pratt. Her passion was Bible Study and the spreading of God's Word to incarcerated women. Lorraine loved her family deeply and enjoyed family visits on Holidays and vacationing at the Beach.

Lorraine is survived by her husband of 44 years Donald Gelo, daughter Laura Meagley,( husband Sean), grandchildren Meredith and Matthew, Cortland NY. Son Jon Gelo, (wife Sara), Jupiter FL. Two surviving sisters, Beverly Parker (husband Robert), Austin TX, and Joan Kipp (husband D. Russell), Friendsville PA, and sister-in-law, Annette Ford (husband Robert), Binghamton NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Benevolence Fund, Grace Home, PO Box 18332, Raleigh NC 27619-8332 (pacm-nc.org). Grace House is a residence for women who wish to pursue a new direction in life based on their Christian faith and to avoid returning to the unhealthy environments of their past.

Lorraine was an active member of Christ Baptist Church, attending Sunday Bible Study and volunteering with the Church's New Members Guild.

Lorraine's family will receive friends Thursday, March 16, 2017, from 6:00-8:00 PM, at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 1701 E. Millbrook Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609. Funeral service will be Friday, March 17, 2017, at 10:00 AM at Christ Baptist Church, 400 Newton Rd., Raleigh, NC 27615.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.BrownWynne.com