Charalane "Laney" Hoxter

Monday, March 22, 1954 Wednesday, January 23, 2019

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Obituary for Charalane "Laney" M Hoxter

Charalane “Laney” M. Hoxter, was born on March 22, 1954 in Wilmington, Delaware and was called from labor to rest on January 23, 2019 at Union Hospital in Elkton, Maryland. She was the third child of Naomi “Tookie” and Norman “Joe Ghost” Hoxter. At an early age, Laney learned the value of a “hard” day’s work and faith in God. She often reminded her friends of her first job at Gino’s.

Laney was educated in the public schools of Wilmington and was a proud graduate of George Gray Elementary School and P.S. DuPont High School. She was a co-founder of the George Grey Elementary Reunion Committee and an active participant in the P.S. DuPont Dynamiters reunion. She pursued postsecondary education and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware and her Master of Education degree from West Chester State University. Most recently, Laney was near completion of the Doctoral Program at Morgan State University.

While at the University of Delaware she was a member of the charter line of the Mu Pi chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc in 1975. Through the sorority, Laney developed lifelong friends with whom she held mutual devotion.

Laney enjoyed an extensive career in higher education. She held leadership positions at West Chester State University; Delaware State University; Delaware Technical Community College; Lincoln University; Jobs for Delaware Graduates; Salem College and most recently at Cecil College for 24 years. Laney’s jobs were labors of love and the positions she held allowed her to pour love and inspiration to her students, colleagues and the community.

On January 10, 1988, Laney gave birth to the joy of her life, Jonathan Jay Hoxter. During his formative years Laney carried Jonathan to many meetings or social events in which she was involved.

During her leisure time she enjoyed games, the beach, Atlantic City, her sorority and her family. As demonstrated through her work with the NAACP as the Second-Vice President and Education Committee Chair, Laney was a champion of diversity and social justice. She was the creator of “Unity in the Community” which is held annually at Cecil College. Laney was also one of the first recipients in the history of Cecil County to receive the Maryland State Teachers Association Community Award. Her hard work and dedication culminated in her receiving this distinguished award.

Equally important, Laney poured an immeasurable amount of love into her family. Most often when you saw her, it was in the company of one or both of her sisters, Sharon and Anita.

Laney will be remembered as a true friend, confidant, source of motivation and encouragement, and a doting mother. She was a compassionate aunt; sister-in-law and sister- friend. She had a great sense of humor, giving out gag gifts and doing practical jokes.

Laney was preceded in death by her parents Norman “Joe Ghost” and Naomi E. “Tookie” Hoxter; her brother, Dennis Hoxter and Henry Swain (Jonathan’s father).

She leaves to cherish her memory, her son Jonathan Hoxter; sisters, Sharon Bryant and Anita Golden Hoxter (Lenell); a niece, Shakara Hoxter; five nephews, Victor Bryant, Jr. (Jane’t), Bobby Bryant, John Hoxter, Anthony Hoxter, Erick Hoxter and a host of family and friends.

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 31, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Evan W. Smith Funeral Services
    201 N. Union Street
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    Thursday, January 31, 2019
    5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Second Visitation

    Friday, February 1, 2019 | 7:00am - 8:45am
    Pilgrim Baptist Church
    1325 Barksdale Road
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    Friday, February 1, 2019
    7:00am - 8:45am
    Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Omega Omega Service will commence at 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
  • Service

    Friday, February 1, 2019 | 10:00am
    Pilgrim Baptist Church
    1325 Barksdale Road
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    Friday, February 1, 2019
  • Interment

    Silverbrook Cemetery
    3300 Lancaster Avenue
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Bill Lewit, Pastors Ray & Susan Smith & the IYWCC Elkton Churc, and others have sent flowers to the family of Charalane "Laney" M Hoxter.
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I am truly sorry about your loss it's hard when we lose a loved one. However, I wanted to let you know that we can be comforted by a future hope. Soon there will be no more pain or sorrow. All the former things have passed away. (Rev 21:3,4)
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Franchon Beeks


You are in my prayers and thoughts. Please forgive me for not making the service. Peace and love, Franchon
Comment | Posted at 06:45pm via Condolence

Patricia Bennett

To the Family,
I offer my deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved one. May peace surround you!
Patricia Bennett(DST) & Family
Comment | Posted at 02:51pm via Condolence

Rev Dawn K Thomas

Ms. Laney will truly be missed on this earth!! This was a woman who made everyone she came in contact with, feel like apart of her family. When I met her in 2007 when my late husband Rev Brian H Thomas & I moved to Elkton, MD to pastor a church, she was one of the first people to welcome us. From my first meeting with her, she has been a sister beloved to me!! To the family, I pray God will cover you and strengthen you during this time. His word is true.."Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning!" Look to God for your help and peace! God bless you!
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Bill Lewit

So sorry for your loss, she was a great friend,mentor and supporter to me when I was at Cecil. She will be missed but never forgotten.
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