Laqueta Joy McLellan, 75, of Orange passed away on Sunday, Nov. 4, at Baptist Hospital in Orange. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Nov. 8, at 10:00 am at First United Methodist Church in Orange.Visitations will be Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Dorman’s Funeral Home.

Laqueta is survived by her husband Archie McLellan, four sons, Dennis Garrison of England, Bryan Garrison of Houston, Samuel McLellan of Orange and Marcus McLellan of Lumberton; her seven grandchildren, Laura, Rachel, Sophie, Liam, Caellagh, Ronan and Corbin; her great grandson Caleb.

She also survived by sisters, Darlene Carrico of Springfield, KY., Shirley Ruley of Bartown, KY; brothers, Raymond Nail of New Braunfels, Don Nail of Orrick, MO.

She was preceded is death by her father, Samuel Dewy Collier; mother, Mable Viola (Evans) Collier; sister, Betty Doyle; brothers, Charles Nail, Billy Nail, Dewey Ray Collier.

Laqueta was a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and a friend to many. Laqueta worked as an elementary school teacher in Orange for over 20 years teaching many second graders at Anderson Elementary. She had a great love for her God, family and friends.

She was an active member of The First United Methodist Church, AAUW, Book Ends, Theater Guild, and Orange County Sheriff Association. She taught Silver Sneakers at Bodyworkz. Laqueta was physically active her whole life playing tennis, running and working out regularly.

She enjoyed her travels and had an opportunity to visit many places around the world, having just returned from a trip to England in September with her sister. Laqueta was one of those people who could read books all the time and enjoyed many different types of literature.

Laqueta’s passion was her cooking. But more than the cooking her pleasure was watching everyone enjoy the fruits of her labor. Her cooking was truly a labor of love. Laqueta Joy McLellan will be greatly missed by her family, friends and everyone she came into contact with during her life.

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