Lorraine Eloise Archer Lau

May 8, 1928 - January 28, 2022

05/08/1928 - 01/28/2022

Past Services

Thursday February 03, 2022
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Thursday February 03, 2022
7:00 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Monday February 07, 2022
Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens
6701 Jonestown Road
Harrisburg, PA 17112
717-441-0992 | Directions

COFIELD, NC – Lorraine Eloise Archer Lau, age 93, of Archer Town Road, passed away peacefully on Friday Evening, January 28, 2022 at her home surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Lau was born on May 8, 1928 to Luther Archer and Bessie Brown Archer in Hertford County, North Carolina. Lorraine was a member of The Carpenter Shop Church. She was devoted to taking care of her family. She cherished the time she spent with her children and grandchildren especially babysitting her grandchildren. Lorraine loved her hometown of Archertown, having made many great memories during her 93 years. She was loved dearly by her family and friends and will be greatly missed.

Along with her parents, Lorraine was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Francis Harold Lau, a son, Toby Archer, a grandson, David Miller, a great-grandson, Zachary Stoyer, sisters; Eula Stoudt, Melba Payne, and Cordelle Polivinski, and brothers; Bernard, David, Clinton, Thomas, and Richard Archer.

Lorraine is survived by her two sons, Thomas Lau of Cofield, David Lau and wife Maritza of Harrisburg, PA; two daughters, Darlene Schreck and husband Jimmy of Cofield, and Barbara Lau-Austin and husband Donald of Aulander; four grandsons, John Archer and wife Samilla, Tony Archer and wife Rosalva, Jason Schreck and wife April, David Lau Jr. and wife Suzanne; five granddaughters, Danielle Archer, Amber Davidson and husband Buddy, Allison Slade ad husband Carlos, Brandi Peroney and husband Tyler, and Alissa Lau, and Maribelle Archer;; 21 great-grandchildren; a sister, Jean Cruz of Brandon, FL; and two special friends, Ernestine and Fannie.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 3, 2022 from 6:00 pm until 6:45 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service with a celebration of life service to follow at 7:00 pm in the Chapel of Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, with Pastor Wallace Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Harrisburg, PA in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens on Monday, February 7, 2022.

Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions in Mrs. Lorraine’s memory may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital 501 St. Jude Place • Memphis, TN 38105, or online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Lau family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.

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Tomika Brown
2 years ago

My deepest condolences to the family ❤️. She will be truly missed by so many. May God give the family strength and comfort today and the days ahead. Sending prayers, hugs and love ❤️.

Connie Brown
2 years ago

Sweet cousin

Kelly Simon
2 years ago

Oh my! My momma, my son Rob and I would sit behind Lorraine, Amber, Zachary, Talan, Doreen (daughter) every Sunday at Carpenter Shop Church. We love this church family and are saddened to hear about Lorraine passing but rejoicing that she is in her true home surrounded by family she hasn’t seen in years. I believe she has been hugging Zach’s neck since her arrival in Heaven. I would like to think that my momma was part of the welcoming committee upon Lorraine’s arrival. Love, hugs and prayers for this precious family.

Frances Bazemore
2 years ago


Michael Maxwell
2 years ago

I have memories of her, she will be missed knowing that she is with Jesus now…Thoughts and prayers to the family…

Ava Hall Chavis Burden
2 years ago

You were very special to my family. Love and prayers to your family

Melinda Montero
2 years ago

I only ever spent little bits of time with Lorraine over a course of many many moons but just from that little bit of time, I knew that she was a kindred spirit and phenomenal soul. Her presence at any function, from this day forward, will be sorely missed. May you rest in peace. I am glad to have known you. ☺

Jillian Knoble
2 years ago

My prayers go out to Darlene, Barbara, David, Amber, Jason, April and so many more who loved her! Never forget all the great memories she gave to you all! I enjoyed seeing facebook posts of the fun, loving mom and grandma that she was. Rest Easy beautiful!! Enjoy heaven with your husband and grandson Zachery who I know you couldn’t wait to be reunited with ❤️

Marla Schreck Grant
2 years ago

She will be missed dearly by all who knew her..although she wasn’t my biological grandmother she treated us all the same…fly high GRANNY..

Ethel Delois Archer-Coles-Blount
2 years ago

We are so deeply sorry that another one of our family members has passed. I did not know her but at some point in my life along with my grandma Ellen Archer and my Father Joseph Leon Archer (Monk) and my Aunt Ethel M. Archer l was in her presences. To our family please know that our prayers go out to all of you! Please be safe and blessed!!