Lacy Starr Obituary (2021) – Greensboro, NC

Starr, Lacy Coble

August 30, 1942 – May 30, 2021

Lacy Coble Starr, 78, of Greensboro, NC, passed away peacefully on May 30, 2021.

Born in Greensboro, NC on August 30, 1942 to the late Herbert Lacy Coble and Margaret Sigler Coble, Lacy grew up in Greensboro and attended Greensboro Senior High School, Class 1960 North Carolina. Lacy married John Douglas Starr in 1962 and they raised their three children in Greensboro. Lacy was a strong, loving mother who was very committed to raising her children and always offered them unconditional support, encouragement and love. She was a devoted daughter, sister, aunt, wife, mother and friend.

Lacy has been passionate about helping people all her life. She was kind, generous, optimistic, and patient. She took time to cultivate relationships and cultivated many friendships that lasted her entire life. Lacy began her adult life in Greensboro teaching first and second graders at Joyner Elementary School and special education classes at Gillespie Junior High School. Lacy was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church, where she enjoyed Sunday services and Wednesday dinners. She helped found the Seeds N Weeds Garden Club and was a member of the Green Thumb Garden Club and the Wilderness Club of North Carolina. Lacy was passionate about the outdoors. She loved gardening, hiking, canoeing, boating on the Norman Lake and walks on the beach. Most recently, she enjoyed five-kilometer walks around her neighborhood and paused to chat with friends and their pets. Lacy enjoyed the smallest moments in life, be it a litter of laboratory puppies, new gnomes in the hollow tree or the chance to share the good news from friends and neighbors on her walks. Her ability to find beauty in all things was a gift.

Lacy preceded her brother Kenneth Maurice Coble and her sisters Harriet Coble Douglas, Patsy Coble Freeman and Jean Coble DeSanto in death. She leaves behind her husband John Douglas Starr (Greensboro, NC), daughters Tracy Linn Starr (Atlanta, GA) and Katherine (Kristy) Starr Garrison, her son John Douglas Starr, Jr. (Summerfield, NC), her son-in-law Harley Shuford Garrison (Greensboro, NC), her granddaughters Katherine (Kate) Elizabeth Garrison and Caroline Rebecca Garrison (Greensboro, NC), her brother Herbert Vernon Coble (Greensboro, NC) and sister Lea Jane Berinati Burie (Green Bay, WI).

A memorial service for Lacy’s life will be held at Christ United Methodist Church, 410 N. Holden Road, Greensboro on Sunday, June 6th at 3:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the following address: Christ United Methodist Church, 410 N. Holden Road, Greensboro, NC 27410.

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Published by Greensboro News & Record on June 4, 2021.

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