Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, called Barbara Ann Lane home at the age of 91 on June 11, 2022. Barbara passed peacefully in her sleep and is now with the love of her life, Charles Lane, to whom she was married for sixty-two years before his death in 2015. Barbara was the oldest of the late Wilfred Connor West and Mary Bonnelle West.
She is survived by her brother Wilfred Connor (WC) West; sister, Elizabeth (Libby) West; three children; Melissa Lane, William Lane (Kim), and Paul Lane; three grandchildren, Leigh Anne (Annie) Lane, Elizabeth (Ellie) Lane (Eric Drinen), and Carey Lane; and two great-grandchildren, Raigan and Brooklyn Smith. She was predeceased by a son, David Lane.
Barbara was first and foremost a loving wife and mother who will be greatly missed. She was the fabric that held our family together and introduced the colors and patterns we now recognize as our life. An incredible lover of nature in all its beauty she supported conservation whenever possible and passed that love down to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Barbara will be buried alongside her husband following a graveside service Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Don Morris officiating in Old Hollywood Cemetery in Elizabeth City, NC. In lieu of flowers please consider having a tree planted in her name or make a donation to the National Wildlife Federation (www.nwf.org/). Family and friends are invited to honor Barbara’s life on July 24, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. (your local time) with a moment of silence and a reading of Psalms 26. Twiford Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Lane family. You may express condolences to the family by visiting www.TwifordFH.com.
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