Louise graduated from the University of Tennessee with a BA in Education and was a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority. Her education prepared her well for her over 20-year career in teaching young and special needs children, with the Wake County Public School System and Longview Methodist Church, where she was also an active member.
Louise was very active and athletic. In her early years, she was a cheerleader, synchronized swimmer, and an exceptional dancer. Later, she loved gardening, exercising, dancing, and playing card and board games with her friends and family. She loved the outdoors and was often seen on her patio enjoying the nature around her. Her knowledge of nature, especially of birds was impressive! She liked to win at the card and board games and expressed great enjoyment when she won … which was often! Holidays and Birthdays were a special time for Louise. She cherished family get togethers for any and all occasions. She loved children and had a special relationship with all of her grandchildren. They all enjoyed her love for activities and had a special bond only a grandmother can provide.
Louise’s joy for life and strong will to live was instrumental in prolonging her life after a cancer diagnosis in September of 2020. She did not want to leave … she was having too much fun! Her daughters, grandchildren, extended family and friends were there for her during her battle with cancer and she was eternally grateful for the envelope of love and strength that was given to her by them.
Louise loved church and God. Her favorite Bible verse was 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7 “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, and it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres”.
Louise is predeceased by her husband, Howard Winston Candler, her sister, Annelle Pyle Bryant, and her parents, George Edmanson Pyle and Emma Greenwood Pyle.
Her beloved surviving family includes 3 daughters, Deborah Candler Carr, Janet Candler Churchill, and Cathryn Candler Pickett and 5 grandchildren Tamara Tillett, Daniel Fowler, Alison Miriello, Shelby Faulk, and Heather Pickett. Louise is further survived by her brother-in-law Ed Bryant, nephew Steven Bryant and niece Elizabeth Bryant.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: American Cancer Society, donate.cancer.org.
We will be celebrating Louise’s life on Friday, January 12 @ 12:00 at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home & Crematory, 300 St. Marys Street, Raleigh, NC. Followed by a graveside service at Montlawn Funeral Home, 2911 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh, NC.
Services provided by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 300 Saint Mary's St., Raleigh, NC.