Mrs. Florence Darleen “Flossie” Lanier, age 86 of Boone Street, passed away on the morning of Sunday, March 8, 2015 at the Senior Care Center in St. Marys, GA.
Mrs. Lanier was born on August 21, 1928 in Brantley County, GA to the late Marion and Gladys Popwell.
Mrs. Lanier married the love of her life, Mr. Willie Joe Lanier, Sr., in Nahunta, GA on September 17, 1943. They shared live and love for over 67 years until his passing in 2011. Mrs. Lanier was a mother and her husband’s bookkeeper for many years. She was a long time member of Kingsland First Baptist Church, where she was often the bible school director and leading the Sunday school. She is a past president of the Kingsland Women’s Club and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Her gentle touch and genuine laugh will be missed by family and friends alike.
Mrs. Lanier is survived by her daughters, Linda Sheffield of Kingsland, GA and Cindy Lanier of St. Marys, GA; her sons, Steve Lanier of Kingsland, GA and Joe Lanier, Jr. of Cadwell, GA; her sisters, Millingdon Harrington of Jacksonville, FL and Shirley (Pete) Rawls of Fernandina Beach, FL; her grandchildren, Mason Sheffield, Todd Lanier, Jody Lanier, Chad Lanier, Craig Barlow, Ambre Swain, Sara Theriault, and Kala Lanier; 18 great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Calling hours for Mrs. Lanier will be from 6 PM to 8 PM on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 1:30 PM in the old chapel of the Kingsland First Baptist Church with Pastor Vernon Dillingham presiding. Interment will follow at Lawnwood Cemetery in Kingsland, GA. Pallbearers will be Mason Sheffield, Todd Lanier, Jody Lanier, Chad Lanier, Craig Barlow, Billy Swain, Chris Lanier, and Drew Lanier.
The family requests that any memorial contributions in Mrs. Lanier’s honor be made to the Gideons International/ Jacksonville Northwest Camp PO Box 28243 Jacksonville, FL 32226-8243.
August 21, 1928- March 8, 2015