Lauren Elizabeth Noble

January 21, 2017

Lauren Elizabeth Noble, 57, transitioned to her next life January 21, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Lauren was born in Lansing, Michigan on May 18, 1959 to Bruce Stratton (deceased) and Lynn Stratton Brownell. She was the granddaughter of Christine and Richard Stone, and Arthur Swigert and Mildred Davis.

Lauren spent her early years in Michigan and teenage years in Florida. She moved to Concord, North Carolina in 1992 where she became a Certified Court Reporter and Stenographer. She later began her own business, Noble Court Reporting. It was in a Mecklenburg County courtroom where she met her husband, Theo X. Nixon.

Lauren was loved by so many, who rallied around her through her illness. Her greatest accomplishment in life was raising three loving and loyal children, Philip Barker and wife Stacy of Greencastle, Indiana, daughter Lindsey In and her husband Rattanack (R.J.) of Charlotte, Alex Noble and wife Juliana of Charlotte, grandchildren Aubrey and Lilyan Barker, and Londyn and Keo In.

Lauren never met a stranger. Her laughing eyes, gregarious laugh, and nurturing ways drew people to her. Lauren had incredible spirit and drive, a strong will, and confident determination. She not only touched the lives of others, she impacted, affected, and changed them. She will be greatly missed, but her spirit lives on through her family. She was empowered in the fact that she had control in creating a positive space around her, reaping much happiness as the strong matriarch of her family.

Lauren was predeceased by her father, Bruce Stratton, sister Cheryl Youngblood, and step-father Frank Brownell. She is survived by her husband, Theofanis X. Nixon of the home, mother Lynn Brownell of Sevierville, Tennessee; sisters, Christine Rowe and husband Jim of Bliss, Michigan and Rebecca Williamson and husband Larry of Sevierville Tennessee, all of her children and grandchildren; step-sons, Evan Nixon of Blue Lake, California, Alex Nixon of Manhattan, New York, many loving nieces and nephews, and her best friend Sunshine, her blonde lab.

The Trisagion and funeral service will be held at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 600 East Boulevard, Charlotte NC 28203 at 11 AM, Tuesday, January 24, 2016. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.

Memorials in Lauren's name can be made to either Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Building Fund, 600 East Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28203 or Wears Valley Ranch Children's Home, 100 One Fine Place, Sevierville, TN 37862.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth Poe Funeral & Cremation Services, 1321 Berkeley Ave Charlotte NC 28204. Online condolences at Phone: 704 641-7606


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  • bess and Jake Gurley

    Dear Cousin Theo, we're so sad to hear of Lauren's death. She always had that big smile and that big personality. May her memory be eternal. Love, Bess and Jake

  • Mike Scofield

    Theo, I know that this is a difficult time for you. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Bones called to let me know of your loss. I hope that the many wonderful memories you have of Lauren will be comforting as you deal with your grief.
    Your old friend, Mike Scofield

  • Wanda Ferguson Steele

    Theo, I am so sorry for your and your family's loss of Lauren. I really am sad that I never got to meet her. I understand she was an exceptional woman in so many ways. I am also sorry that I was unaware of her death until today and therefore unable to attend the service to show my respect. Wanda F. Steele, East Mecklenburg Class of 1969

  • Richard Boner

    Lauren was a beautiful woman, both inside and out. Her death is a loss to all who knew her.

  • Luke Largess

    Very sad to see this news. Thinking of you and your kids, Theo.

  • Moira Quinn

    Oh, Theo, I am heartbroken for your loss! She was a remarkable woman and I know your family has lost its center and light. I pray for healing of spirit for you all. May her memory be a blessing. Please let me know if there's anything I can do.