Nancy Laughter

CHARLOTTE - Nancy Adler Laughter, 67, traded in her steel of armor for wings of gold after a brave battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her husband, two daughters, and her dog, LuLu at the Levine & Dickson Hospice House.

Nancy was raised in Morganton, daughter of the late Moses and Ruth Adler.

She was a graduate of Morganton High School, attended Gardner Web University (where she met the love of her life), and graduated from the Fashion Institute of America in Atlanta. Nancy devoted her life to loving others - especially her husband of 45 years, her two daughters, and her dogs. Full of laughter, love, and always some motherly advice, Nancy never met a stranger. A strong supporter of animal rights and pet rescue, Nancy saved the lives of many animals and provided a loving home for many abused and neglected dogs.

Aside from her parents, she is preceded in death by her son, Jeffrey Michael Laughter.

Nancy is survived by her soul mate and husband Wayne Laughter, her adoring daughters Amy and Julie Laughter, her brother Dr. Barry Adler, and her beloved dogs. She also leaves behind extended family and those she "adopted" that considered her their own mom or sister.

A celebration of life will be held in her honor 4 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 375 Woodlawn Ave., Mount Holly, NC 28210, with visita-tion beginning at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the RescueNCYorkies at 3024 Luke Crossing Drive Charlotte NC 28226.

Published in Gaston Gazette on Jan. 25, 2013