Ms. Carolyn Ann Laney, 74, of Monroe, NC, passed away Sunday, September 13, 2020, God decided to walk my mom over the rainbow bridge. He took her there because he knew her love for all his creatures, great and small, and I think he must have needed another angel to look after his furry flock. She was born in Union County on September 4, 1946 daughter to the late Oddie Laney and Alta Bartley Laney. She is also preceded in death by her brother, Oddie Ralph Laney Jr.

She was the mighty ambassador of the ducks, geese and turtles at Lakeland Cemetery. I know she would love to stay there and watch over her friends, but I’m going to bring her home with me and I will take her to visit from time to time. Please celebrate her life and honor her by loving an animal with all your heart and never allow them to know hunger or pain.

Carolyn is survived by her daughter, Dena Raymond and Dena’s wife Terrie McDaniel of Monroe, NC, sister, Brenda Suttles, of Camden, S.C., niece Crystal Hefner, cousin Diane Laney and her special friend Roger Britt and her many friends at Monroe Pharmacy, as well as her beloved animals, Alice, Lucy, Pinky, Ozzie and Hugs.

Funeral services will be private.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to the Humane Society of Union County, Inc. PO Box 101, Monroe NC 28111 or Carolina Waterfowl Rescue of Indian Trail, 5403 Poplin Rd, Indian Trail, NC 28079.

The family of Ms. Laney would like to thank Derrick Robinson of Gordon Funeral Service for his professional help during this time.

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Gordon Funeral Service and Crematory, 1904 Lancaster Ave, Monroe, NC 28112 is caring for the Laney Family.