Lynette H. Walters
Lynette Hooks Walters Fuquay-Varina Lynette Hooks Walters, 85, died Monday, October 17, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 21, 2016 at the Fuquay-Varina Baptist Church, 301 N. Woodrow Street, Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina. Interment will be immediately following at Wake Chapel Memorial Gardens, 905 Wake Chapel Road, Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina. Lynette was born in Fremont, North Carolina the daughter of Elijah Lee Hooks and Elizabeth Agatha Hooks. She attended Radford College in Virginia and graduated with a major in Business Administration from Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina. In her professional career she held business and accounting jobs in Norfolk, Clinton and Fuquay-Varina. Upon moving to Fuquay-Varina she was instrumental in starting the Fuquay-Varina Junior Women's Club in 1963 and served as the first president. In the Fuquay-Varina Women's Club, she served as vice-president, recording secretary, treasurer and president (1990 – 1993). She was named Club Woman of the Year twice. She served two terms as District 8 treasurer. Lynette received the District 8 Woman of the Year Award and the coveted Minnie Lou Creech Award. Lynette was dedicated to serving her community through the Woman's Club. Strong in her Christian faith and a long time member of the Fuquay-Varina Baptist Church, Lynette's dedication to and love for her family and her friends was her greatest passion. She was a life-long learner, avid bridge player, expert seamstress and needleworker, voracious reader, the proudest dance mom and horse show mom; antiquer and in recent years a master suduko and word jumble player. She was always a lesson in leadership and kindess. Her daughters will be forever grateful to Marilyn Cobb for her love, kindness, and steady hand of caring and friendship for many years; to the care team from CenterPeace Home Health for their compassion, conversations and nurturing support and to the nursing team at Transitions HospiceCare. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 45 years Lacy W. Walters. She is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth Lynette (Betty Lyn) Walters Eller of Fuquay-Varina, Jo Carol Walters Avent and her husband Andrew Avent and granddaughter Lacy Ann Avent of Mount Holly, North Carolina; brother Michael Lee Hooks and his wife Libby of Goldsboro, North Carolina. Also surviving are a nephew and ten nieces. Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 6 – 8 p.m. at Thomas Funeral Home, 401 N. Ennis Street, Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Transitions HospiceCare, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, North Carolina 27607 or to Military Missions in Action, 411 N. Judd Parkway NE, Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina 27526. Arrangements by Thomas Funeral Home. Condolences may be left at thomasfuneral.com .
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