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Jane Gholson Lanham

September 23, 1941 ~ September 24, 2017 (age 76)
Jane Gholson Lanham, 76, of Wake Forest, passed away on September 24, 2017 at Sunrise Senior Living in Raleigh, NC. She was born on September 23, 1941 in Washington, DC to Rex and Laura Gholson. Jane grew up in Arlington, Virginia and graduated from Washington-Lee High School in Arlington in 1959 and Mary Washington College in 1963. Jane married Robert J. Lanham in Arlington, Virginia on August 31, 1962. They were happily married for 55 years. She worked as a preschool teacher and later for the Fairfax Country School System for a number of years and was a long-time resident of Vienna, Virginia until relocating to Wake Forest, North Carolina in 2005. Jane was a member of Vienna Presbyterian Church in Vienna, Virginia. She enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren, antiquing, reading, and quilting and won 3rd place for one of her quilts at the NC State Fair.

She is survived by her devoted and loving husband, Bob, and her children, Rick (Karen) of Leesburg, Virginia, Rob (Lisa) of High Point, NC, and Mary Ellen Archer (Glenn) of Wake Forest, NC; and five grandchildren, Alex and Sydney Lanham of Leesburg, VA; Sophie Lanham of High Point, NC; and Will and Elise Archer of Wake Forest, NC. She is preceded in death by her sister Linda Harnett and is also survived by her brother Don Gholson.

A memorial service will be held in the Chapel of Bright Funeral Home, 405 S. Main Street, Wake Forest on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 11 am, and the family will be receiving guests at 10:30.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association ( or to the Transitions Hospice Care (

A service of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center. ((919-556-5811)

 Service Information

September 30, 2017

11:00 AM
Bright Funeral Home

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