Lucille J. Wood
Lucille J. Wood
  • June 17, 1936 - January 14, 2018
  • Raleigh, North Carolina

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Lucille J. Wood, 81, of Raleigh, passed away on January 14, 2018 in her home surrounded by family and loved ones.

Lucille was born in Syracuse, New York to Mario and Louise Lorini on June 17, 1936. She was an accomplished singer, pianist and dancer who became an amazing mom, grandmother and friend.
Lucille enjoyed spending time with her family and preparing their favorite dishes. She loved animals and in her later years cherished her precious toy poodle Skip. Her sense of humor, love of the outdoors and passion for family will keep her in our hearts forever.

Lucille attended Journey Church in Raleigh, NC. She volunteered to watch babies during the church services. It was a great joy for her to bond with the babies and their parents.

Lucille was preceded in death by her husband, Donald J. Wood, their son, David F. Wood and son-in-law, John D. Smedley, Jr.

Lucille is survived by four daughters Karen (Mark) Boles of East Bend, NC, Donna Smedley of Raleigh, NC, Debbie (Mark) Edwards of Denver, NC, Janice (Ray) Fletcher of Zebulon, NC, nine grandchildren, five great grandchildren, a sister Rosemary Lombard, many beloved nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Mark Edwards, Jr., Michael Wood, Brett Boles, Lance Fletcher, Kevin Boles and Kyle Burgin.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wake County Animal Shelter, 820 Beacon Lake Dr., Raleigh, NC 27610 or Transitions HospiceCare, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.

Visitation will be on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 2:00 with a service at 3:00 at McLaurin Funeral Home 12830 US 70 Business Highway West, Clayton, NC 27520.

The loss is immeasurable but so is the love left behind.