Lorine Foxworth Israel, 84, passed away December 4, 2018 at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, GA after a short illness.
Born on April 26, 1934 in Rowland, NC, she was the daughter of Molester and Corinna (Hargrove) Foxworth and had two younger brothers, David and Molester, Jr. During her childhood, she lived with her paternal grandparents in Washington, DC and later went to live in Baltimore, MD with an aunt. She graduated near the top of her class from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Baltimore in 1952.
She worked for a number of years as a secretary with the federal government in Washington and during that time met and later married James Colon Israel, also of Rowland, on January 11, 1964. They remained married until his death on August 9, 1989 in Marietta. They had one son, Kenneth.
Lorine had a life-long love of travel and over the years visited Europe and Asia several times as well as South America. She also traveled extensively throughout the United States. She was an avid reader and always had a novel nearby. She believed strongly in education and loved to talk, particularly about news and current events.
Lorine became a sports fan because of the interest of her husband and son. She was particularly fond of Magic Johnson’s LA Lakers, Tom Landry’s Dallas Cowboys, and any team involving her son.
She volunteered for years with MUST Ministries, an organization in Marietta which offers help to people who need food, clothing and other services.
Lorine was preceded in death by her parents and brothers. Left to cherish her memory is her son, Kenneth (Renee), and a granddaughter, Lauren Michelle, along with a host of nieces, nephews, in-laws and good friends.