Lunette Sorrell Vaughan, 84, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at Transitions LifeCare Center (Hospice) in Raleigh, NC.
She was Preceded in death by her husband, Rupert Leonard Vaughan, Sr., parents, James Walter Sorrell and Nettie Ennis Sorrell; brothers Kenneth, James, Thurman; and sister, Clara (Kay) Sorrell Elias.
Lunette was an avid gardener and homemaker. She loved cooking and growing flowers and sharing them with family and friends in her community in which she lived for over 60 years.
She was a strong Christian woman who loved her family and her church dearly. She served her Lord at Piney Grove Baptist Church in Fuquay-Varina in many ways. She worked with the Sr. Adult group (The Jolly Elders), Mission Friends Teacher, Sunday School Teacher, landscape committee, Senior Adult choir and went on many mission trips. She was always a servant who wanted to help others with any need. She was active in civic organizations as well. She was a member of the Will-Pine Homemakers Club ( now known as ECA) for over 50 years. She enjoyed water aerobics at Club Worx in Fuquay-Varina. She was a member of the Southern Regional Networks Community Advisory Committee in Wake County. She did volunteer work for Habitat for Humanity and Southern Baptist Disaster Relief. All who knew her quickly became her friend.
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A native of Dunn, North Carolina, she is survived by sons, R.L. (Elizabeth) Vaughan, Jr., and Gerald Vaughan (Sue Foster) of Holly Springs, and daughter, Joy (Frank) Nuckolls of Tyrone, Georgia. Other survivors include grandchildren, Jason Vaughan, Beverly Vaughan, Stephanie Vaughan, David (Anna) Nuckolls, Collin Vaughan, Clifton Vaughan, Coleman Vaughan, Elizabeth Vaughan, and great-grandchildren, Wyatt Vaughan, Henley Nuckolls and Rosie Dalton. In addition she is survived by brothers, J.W. (Geneva) Sorrell and Rev. Charles (Virginia ) Sorrell and sisters, Brookie West and Margie (James) Raynor all of Dunn, North Carolina.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at Piney Grove Baptist Church in Fuquay-Varina. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, July 13, 2015 at Thomas Funeral Home and also from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at the church, one hour prior to the service. The family is also receiving friends at the home of R.L. and Elizabeth Vaughan, 6724 Stepherly Way, Holly Springs, North Carolina. Interment will follow the service at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens
Flowers are welcome or donations be made to Piney Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, and also to Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.