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Lauren Alexis Lee Hairston answered the Master’s call on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
At an early age, she became a member of St. John Baptist Church, Penniman Road. In her adult years, she served her church as the assistant Sunday school superintendent and a member of the Gospel Chorus. She was a devoted member, until failing health.
Lauren was a graduate of James Blair High School. While in school, she was a member of the band. After graduating, she continued her education at Virginia State University. She retired from C&P Telephone Company, now known as Verizon. She also was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Pride of Grove Chapter 181. Lauren had many talents; she coordinated weddings, and in her spare time, she loved making and designing jewelry.
During Lauren’s life journey, she touched the lives of so many people. She had a heart of gold, and despite her condition, she never complained. All through her illness, she endured it with dignity and courage. Her exemplified life will be forever embedded in the hearts of many. She will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her.
She leaves to cherish her beloved memories, her devoted husband, George A. Hairston; sons, Jerry W. Hairston Sr. ( Brenda) and Carlos Scott; daughters, Kelly Baskett and Eva Nadine Jackson; grandchildren, Latoya, Thomas, DeJaun, Kayla, Jerry Jr., Aleigha and Laurynn; five great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Homer; aunt, Lucille Seabrook; devoted cousin, whom she thought of as her sister, Mary Lassiter, and Raynaide Carson; and a host of other loving relatives and many caring friends.
A homegoing service of celebration will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at St. John Baptist Church with Pastor Rita Moore officiating. Family and friends will assemble at 7288 Merrimac Trail by 10 a.m. on Saturday. Mrs. Hairston may be viewed from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at the funeral home.