Elizabeth Ellis “Tootie” Laughlin, 91, of Raleigh died on January 14, 2015. Elizabeth was born on October 9, 1923 in Raleigh, to her parents, Walter Ellis, Sr. and Lillie May Ellis.
Elizabeth was a graduate of Hugh Morson High School in 1943. From 1957 to 1971, she worked with her husband as a bookkeeper at Laughlin Music Company. She was a devoted Grade Mother and always took a part in the PTA at her son’s school. She was one of the original charter members of Hudson Memorial Presbyterian Church in Raleigh, and remained a devoted member in the years since. Elizabeth was a friend to everyone, loved people and always had a wonderful group of family and neighbors around her.
Elizabeth was preceded in death by her loving husband, Ralph Ward Laughlin, Jr. She is survived by her son, Timothy Ward Laughlin (Trisha); and two step-grandchildren, Daniel Wolff Heyward and Amy Elizabeth Heyward Fields (Ryan).
A graveside service will be held on Monday, January 19, 2015 at 2:00pm at Raleigh Memorial Park, 7501 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, NC 27612. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hudson Memorial Presbyterian Church, 4921 Six Forks Rd., Raleigh, NC 27609.