Mary Frances Colvert Lack

October 14, 1936April 1, 2018

Mary Frances Colvert Lack, 81, of Raleigh, passed away on April 1, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Harold Colvert and Mary Frances Foy Colvert. She was a member of Highland United Methodist Church in Raleigh.

Mary was a previous elementary school teacher, working both in Thomasville, NC and Bermuda, where she met her husband of 56 years, Karl. She went on to be an accomplished hotel administrator. She was very knowledgeable in her career field as well as in the restaurant business. Mary majored in art in college, with her creativity following her all throughout her life. She loved to play bridge in her spare time, and thoroughly enjoyed going on cruises with her husband. She was an excellent mother and wife, and never met a person that she didn’t like.

Mary is survived by her husband, Karl H. Lack; sons, Carlton Todd Lack and his wife, Tammy, John Christopher Lack and his wife, Jenn Holp, and Karl H. Lack Jr (“B.B.”); grandchildren, Mitchell Todd Lack and Carlton Foster Lack; cousins, Gloria Eskridge of Cary, NC, Betty Grabb of Florida, Janice McElroy of Florida, and Linda Howard of California; and a niece, Arlette Lack of Florida.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 1:00pm at Highland United Methodist Church, 1901 Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, April 7, 2018

Mary Frances Colvert Lack

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Margy Bodenheimer

April 7, 2018

Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.
The Bodenheimer Family
Greensboro, NC

Lillian Holland Brady

April 5, 2018

Mary Frances and I went thru school together in Greensboro anhd lived around the block from each other in Starmount. The last time we were together was for my 70th Birthday . She was a good friend and wish we had seen more of each other over the years. My love and prayers to Karl and her children . I live. In Reidsville and married Pat Foy Brady . We often talked about the Foy connection but never could quite figure it out. She was a big part of my life in Greensboro and I will miss her but have the memories. Kind thoughts, Lillian Holland Brady

Greg Malhoit

April 4, 2018

Karl and Family:

I am truly sorry to hear of your loss of Mary. Please accept my condolences. Please also know you are in my thoughts and prayers. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your entire family.

Greg Malhoit