August 29, 2022, 59, La Grange –
Lori Ann Edmundson Mobley, 59, was received into the presence of her Lord and Savior on Monday, August 29, 2022. Lori was born in Lenoir County to the late Hubert “Tip” Edmundson, Jr. and Lanie Louise Smith Edmundson on April 2, 1963. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Roger Edmundson, Ronnie Edmundson, and Paul Scott; and a sister, Paulette Edmundson Butts.
Dedicating her whole career to the care of children and mostly special needs students, Lori worked for Skills Creation and Lenoir County Schools as a dietician. Each client that came into her care was treated as family as she worked to ensure their needs were met to the best of her ability.
Though Lori was the baby of all her siblings, she thought she was in charge—and her family was happy to let her believe it. While she could be a bit bossy, she had a way with words that could make you comfortable and make you laugh, even when she wanted you to change something. She knew what was best for everyone and was truly the backbone of the entire family.
Meeting her husband, Jerry, at New South, it took only two weeks of dancing before the two started dating. Jerry immediately knew she was the one for him and was so thankful for the blessing of a “yes” to his proposal to her on Christmas Eve. For Jerry, Lori was the best thing that ever happened to him and fully enriched his life over their nine years of marriage.
While caring deeply for all members of her family, none held a higher place of honor than Lori’s granddaughters. Through the many struggles with an illness that Lori endured, she fought with strength and determination just to spend more time with her girls. Her care and compassion were never more evident than when you witnessed her interaction with her granddaughters.
No matter the title Lori had in your life—family member, coworker, or friend—you were truly blessed to have her in your life. She was the best of friends to many, constant support for those who needed her, a source of extreme care, and one that would stick closer than a sister.
A service to honor and remember Lori’s life will be held by the graveside at Cobb Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 2, 2022, with Rev. Arnold Ball officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.
Lori is survived by her husband of nine years, Jerry Mobley; daughter, Sherry Wells; grandchildren, Alyssa, Taylor, and Emily Sugg; sisters, Brenda Williams, Mary Carter, Judy Morris, Donna Howell, and Patsy Futrell; her best friends of many years, Pam Hairston and Shonda Cox; along with many nieces, nephews, and extended family.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.rousefh.com. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to Rouse Funeral Home designated to Lori’s memorial fund, 108 N. Caswell Street, La Grange, NC 28551. Arrangements are entrusted to Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.