PEMBROKE, Ga. - LaJuan W. Lanier, age 62, passed away Friday morning May 23, 2014 at Ogeechee Area Hospice surrounded by her family. Mrs. Lanier was a native and lifelong resident of Bulloch County and graduated from Southeast Bulloch High School where she was a member of the" Class of 1969."
The Guest Book is expired.
Mrs. Lanier was a very devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She and her husband of 45 years, Wayman Lanier, were blessed to have three children, Delanie, Lacie, and Andrew. She loved her family dearly and this was shown by her unwavering attention to their needs. She was an excellent cook and not only was this beneficial to her family but to everyone in the community.
Mrs. Lanier had a variety of hobbies. She loved being outside and working in her flower gardens. She also loved taking pictures. She took many pictures of her beautiful flowers as well as the birds that would often be found around them. Another favorite hobby was taking care of her "rescue" animals. She and her husband took in several abandoned cats and dogs and gave them all a loving home. She spent many hours reading - whether it was the newspaper, fiction, or especially the Bible. During this past year her favorite hobby was taking care of her new granddaughter, Gatlyn. Mrs. Lanier was a member of Upper Black Creek Primitive Baptist Church and was an active member in their Ladies Circle. Mrs. Lanier was preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Juanita Waters and her brother, Franklin Waters Jr.
She is survived by her husband, Wayman, who will forever cherish her sweet memory; children, Delaine Stephens and her husband Berry, Lacie Lanier, Andrew Lanier and his wife Kendall and one granddaughter, Gatlyn; a sister LuFane Brannen and a brother Allen Waters and his wife Lori; numerous nieces and nephews also survive her.
The family would like to thank the staff of Ogeechee Area Hospice for all of their devoted attention to LaJuan.
Visitation will be Sunday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home in Statesboro.
Funeral services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Upper Black Creek Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Keith Hamilton officiating assisted by Rev. Dan Bryant. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Wayne Lanier, Keith Lanier, Matt Gunter, Barry Miller, Forrest Miller and Charlie Lanier.
LaJuan loved flowers and they will gladly be accepted, but for those desiring to make a memorial contribution, the family requests Upper Black Creek Primitive Baptist Church, 2925 Mud Road, Brooklet, Ga. 30415 or Ogeechee Area Hospice, P.O. Box 531, Statesboro, Ga. 30459.
Friends may sign the online register at www.joineranderson.com.
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home in Statesboro is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Statesboro Herald from May 27 to June 4, 2014
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home
502 Miller Street Ext. Statesboro, GA 30458