Lois Midgett Dunnigan

Published 9:05 am Wednesday, March 27, 2024

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December 26, 1951 – March 24, 2024

Wanchese, NC – Lois Midgett Dunnigan, known to many as “Lois Carol,” passed away peacefully on March 24, 2024, at her residence in Wanchese, NC, at the age of 72. She was born on December 26, 1951, in Currituck, NC. She was a lifelong native of Roanoke Island.

Lois was preceded in death by her parents, Mildred Tillett Midgett “Mill” and Charles Midgett Sr.

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She is survived by her loving daughters, Margaret Dunnigan and Meredith Dunnigan; cherished granddaughter, Katherine Mazie Smith “Kate”; Brothers, Charles Midgett Jr. “Chuck” (Janie), and Balfour Midgett “Butch” (Sarah); aunt Merlee Tillett Austin; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a special group of lifelong friends known as the “Hound Gang.”

Throughout the course of her life, Lois had various hobbies and passions. Her interest in horses led her to one of her first loves, Penny, a rambunctious horse whose stubbornness was only matched by Lois’. In another chapter, her companion was a golden retriever lovingly named “Shara”, as she obliged to share the dog with her nieces and nephew. She loved photography and took numerous photos of family, friends, and landscapes. Lois also painted numerous beachscapes and learned the art of stained glass.

Lois was a lifelong attendee of Bethany Church of Wanchese. She was raised in the church, then raised her own family there also. She enjoyed the fellowship of the church throughout the course of her life.

Lois dedicated thirty years of her career to the children of Dare County by serving as the Media Coordinator at Manteo Elementary School. She was a proud graduate of the 1970 Manteo High School class. Lois then went on to pursue both a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Certificate from East Carolina University.

Shortly after retiring from Dare County Schools, she dedicated several years to the care of her mother which she did with an incredible amount of responsibility and grace.

Her favorite chapter in life began with the birth of her granddaughter Kate. She enjoyed and thrived in her role as “Mom-mom”, which Kate had often shortened to “Mom”. Lois was the center of Kate’s life, providing around the clock care as needed, and abundant amounts of fun and love. Lois could often be found chauffeuring Kate to her various activities, arranging playdates with friends, and cheering her on in whatever Kate was doing.

Lois will be remembered for her kindness, quick wit, dedication, and unwavering love for her family and loved ones. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 29, 2024, at Bethany Church of Wanchese. The family will receive guests in the fellowship hall following the service.

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.TwifordFH.com.