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Elisabeth Margeurite Sophie Lenes

Elisabeth Margeurite Sophie Lenes
  • September 30, 1958 - August 24, 2017
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

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“I only met Elisabeth once--the day Atlee received his masters degree from NC State. I recall thinking that she was so beautiful and it was obvious...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“Stephen and everyone in your family,What a blessing in my life to share time with Elisabeth and your family. A grand lady has entered eternity...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“My prayers to you and your sweet children,Dr.Lenes..Psa.116 says "I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living...precious in the sight of...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Marilyn Hair - Jamestown, SC

“To Steve and the Lenes family; we are so sorry to learn of the home call of your dear wife Elisabeth. There is great comfort knowing she is with her...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Phil and Mary Parsons - Wall, NJ

“Praying for Steven and each of the children..... that the peace of God would be with all of you during this time. Elisabeth was a light unto the...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Therese Speer - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“Dear Steven and family, the prayers of all the Preferred Care staff have been with you as you courageously fought this cancer and will continue to be...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Diane Keisler - Hollywood, SC

“Dear Steven and family,I heard the new today and was sadden for your loss. I know that God grace will get you through your grief until you see her...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“Elisabeth brought such light, serenity and calmness with her demeanor. Her love of Nature and Dogs was the magnet for our friendship. God Bless...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Meg Carlson - Boston, MA

“Dear Steven & Family,Please accept my heartfelt sympathy on Elisabeth's passing. She was a beautiful lady, full of grace and love for each of you....Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Tina Marshall - Charleston, SC

“Dear Elisabeth...you brought so much joy to every person you met and made both Tatty and I feel like part of your family - Your Tuesday communal...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Justin Bell - London, England

“Dear Steven, Felicity and Walter, Stephanie Gene and Gerry, Atlee Jennings, and GrahamQuite a few years a ago, before Elisabeth got sick, I assigned...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Hank and Glo Avent - Charleston, SC

“Dear Dr. Lenes and the Lenes Family, I was saddened to hear of your wife's passing when I went into work yesterday. I can not express to you how my...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Frankie Driggers - Summerville, SC

“She was one of the rare ones, so effortlessly herself, and the world loved her for it.Atticus ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: Richard Nickless - Hanahan, SC

“My heart grieves with all of you over the loss of this precious child of God. Elizabeth and I knew one another when I was in Children's ministry at...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Becky Riggs - Mount Pleasant, SC

“My condolences. May God comfort you in the way that only He can. ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: Sharon Young - Charleston, SC

“Our prayers for your family as you grieve the loss of Elisabeth. If we were in the US I would attach a picture of Steven and Elisabeth when he...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Jane and Larry Moos - IL

“Elisabeth, I will always remember your openness, kindness, and ability to embrace those around you. Thank you for teaching me about generosity as I...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Trudy Regan - Batavia, IL


Elisabeth Margeurite Sophie Lenes (nee Lapp) began dancing in Heaven at the feet of her Savior on August 24, 2017, after a sojourn on Earth filled with love. Her family prayed with her and said farewell as she passed into eternity. She is survived by her tender husband Steven and her children Felicity (Walter Voit), Stephanie Jean (Gerry George), Atlee Jennings (affianced to Mary Angela Stagmaier) and Graham, who carry her legacy as a charge. Her eyes and beautiful smile live on in her birthday twin and first granddaughter, Margaret Ann Elisabeth Voit "Maeve."

She was born September 30, 1958 in Alsace, France to Daniel et Madeleine Lapp who raised her in a family of seven children. After growing up in Mittelbergheim, she lived in Switzerland, England and Zaire prior to meeting her beloved husband of 35 years, Steven John Lenes.

He persuaded her to marry him, move to America, and start a family. She excelled at every task she undertook, but in no forum was she more adept than in ministering to the hearts and souls of those around her. She never met a stranger, and frequently delayed family trip itineraries because she had gone deep into a conversation with a new dear friend. Her children learned from her that every endeavor deserved passion and dedication, and in her many purposes she always strove to be worthy of the commendation: Well done, good and faithful servant. She home schooled all four children and was proud of them for all achieving terminal education, but counted it an even richer success that her purposeful hospitality, kindness and love for the Lord Jesus has taken root in each of their hearts and hearths.

She was a legend for her cooking, and even more for the way that all were welcome at her table. After Graham left for college, Elisabeth earned a Master's degree in Biblical Counseling at Westminster Seminary, formalizing what had long been her life's work.

She is mourned by her nuclear and adoptive family, as well as her father, Daniel Lapp, brothers, Michel, Daniel, Freddy and Luc and sisters, Rachel and Miriam and their families in France and Switzerland, and her family-in-love, Tim and Vera Lenes, Barbara Lenes, Trudy and Paul Regan, Bruce and April Lenes and their families in the US. She joins her mother, Madeleine, her sister-in-law, Judy and her Tante Grete in heaven.

Family and friends are welcome to attend a celebration of her life at St. Peter's Church in Mount Pleasant at 1307 Porchers Bluff Road at 3:00 PM on Saturday, August 26, 2017. Burial will be private.

Visitation will be at J. HENRY STUHR, INC., MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL, 1494 Mathis Ferry Road on Friday, August 25, 2017 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

The Lenes family has been blessed by your kindness as we have walked this path. No gifts are necessary, but if you wish to commemorate Elisabeth, please donate to the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation in lieu of flowers. www.ccef.org.