Lorena “Rene” Pearl Pippin of Englewood, Fla., and formerly of Takoma Park, Md., went to be with her Lord and Savior, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at Tidewell Hospice, Englewood.
She was born May 31, 1929, in Richeyville, Pa., the first child of Estelle Ray Harless and Freda L. Davis Harless.
Lorena married Charles “Charlie” Otis Pippin Jr., April 23, 1956, who preceded her in death, Aug. 5, 2002. She was employed for years by the C&P (AT&T) Telephone Company, from which she retired at age 54. Following her retirement, she and her husband, Charlie, moved from Maryland to Englewood.
She is survived by two sons, Samuel D. (Alynn) Marks of Gaithersburg, Md., and Charles O. Pippin III, of Hollywood, Md.; two daughters, Bonita G. (Loy) Harvey of Monterey, Va., and Cheryl A. Cornell of Englewood; two sisters, Gloria M. (Gene) Hickman of Sunset Beach, S.C., and Lola L. (Warren “Don”) Fletcher of Gordonsville, Va.; nine grandchildren, Joseph (Kathleen) Marks, Danyale Phipps, Charles “Chuck” O. Pippin IV, Frank Alex Baktis Pippin, James Michael Green, Joshua Lee Green, David Matthew Green, Lynn Aucoin (Lee) Riddle and Suzanne Aucoin (Jason) Kelley; three great-grandchildren, Alexander Riddle, Zachary Riddle and Landon Kelley; two sisters-in-law, Liz Harless of Englewood and Marie “Babe” Harless of Richeyville, Pa.; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, infant Estelle R. Harless Jr., James Douglas Harless and Donald Harless; sister, Emma Jean Bruno; and a granddaughter, Agatha “Aggie” K. Marks, whom she loved dearly.
Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Sunnybrook Alliance Church, Englewood; and at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Garrett Park Town Hall, 10814 Kenilworth Ave., Garrett Park, MD 20896. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lorena’s name to Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238 or online at http://tidewellhospice.org/hospice/donors/donate-now/