John Lanier shares homegoing arrangements for his mother

Johnny, Joyce and John Lanier at John Lanier's Anniversay 8/9/14
Johnny, Joyce and John Lanier at John Lanier’s Anniversay 8/9/14

John Lanier sent the following note to his email subscribers last night regarding the arrangements for his mother, Joyce Lanier,  who passed away on Friday :

On behalf of the entire family, we are overwhelmed with gratitude for such a compassionate display of love and support at the announcement of my mother’s passing. As promised, here are the details regarding visitation and memorial service…

Visitation, homegoing/memorial, and graveside services will be held Monday, October 26, 2015.

Joyce Lanier
Joyce Lanier

Visitation: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Homegoing/Memorial Service: 1:00pm
Graveside service will follow at conclusion of Homegoing/Memorial service.

Horace A. Ward Fairview Chapel
376 Fairview Road
Stockbridge, GA 30281

Phone: 770-474-1231

Services officiated by Rev. John Long and Rev. Tina Deese
Music by Tony Gore & Majesty

Mom was watching and waiting for that moment when the Lord would take his Bride. Yet, she knew the possibility of crossing over by way of the grave some day. With that in mind, she left for us her final wishes.

First, she wanted her homegoing to be a time of celebration. It was her desire that loved ones left behind would rejoice in knowing she is forever with the Lord. She wanted to be remembered for the life she lived before us all, and rejoice in her new life hereafter. So, it is our prayer that her homegoing service will indeed be a time of worship, remembrance, and celebration.

Secondly…although any and all expressions of love, condolence, and sympathy are deeply appreciated, Mom’s desire is that, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to the family to help defray funeral costs. In the end, she had no life insurance.

To that end, as we endeavor to fulfill her wishes, the family has set up a “Funeral Fund” account where donations can be made by those who may desire to support the family in this way. We are deeply grateful for your prayerful consideration. Please click HERE to view the “Funeral Fund”
page for more information:

Also, an obituary page is being created where friends and loved ones may post comments, share memories or express condolences by signing the Guest Book. You will find the Obituary page HERE.

Finally, for anyone wishing to mail cards or letters to the family, please mail to:
Lanier Family
150 Hardwick Drive
Covington, GA 30014

Again, on behalf of the family, we sincerely love and appreciate you.

Heaven is surely sounding sweeter every day!


For artist news and information visit SGN Scoops Facebook page.