November 21, 1927 ~ December 25, 2008

Born in: Erwin, NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Mabel Wilson Lorenz, 81, passed away on Thursday, December 25, 2008 at the John F. Keever Solace Center. Born November 21, 1927 in Erwin, NC, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Stephen Glenn Wilson, Sr. and Kathleen McLamb Wilson. Mrs. Lorenz was a graduate of the Women's College of the University of North Carolina located in Greensboro, NC, a member of Groce United Methodist Church, and was a devoted caregiver to many animals throughout her lifetime. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Peter Lorenz, Sr. She is survived by two sons, Marvin Peter Lorenz, Jr. of Weaverville, NC and Michael Wilson Lorenz and his wife Sharon of Mills River, NC; grandsons, Peter, Geoffrey, Stephen, Christopher and granddaughters, Katie and Kelsey; a brother, Dr. Stephen Glenn Wilson, Jr and his wife Barbara of Knoxville, TN. Funeral services will be held 12:30 P.M. Monday in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian on Long Shoals Road with the Rev. Perry Brindley officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. Burial will follow in Green Hills Cemetery in Asheville. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials may be made to the Asheville Humane Society, 55 Shiloh Rd., Unit 6, Asheville, NC 28803.

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  1. Dear Peter,
    I was so sorry to hear of your Mothers death. My Mom died 10/5 this year. I know you will miss her, but God’s peace is so real at times like these. You will be in my prayers.

  2. Peter, Mike, and Grandchildren,
    I never knew your Mom, and Grandmother, but she had some fine children and grandchildren, so I know she was a very special woman.
    I am thinking of you in this difficult time and praying for God’s strength in your life.
    It is so hard to lose a loved one, but know that you are cared for
    by those who think of you.
    Love in Christ,
    Ethel Jacobson

  3. I knew Mike for many years, and Mabel too. She was a wonderful woman with a big heart. My prayers are with you all.


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