Annie Barnes LaneJuly 29, 1910 ~ June 23, 2017 (age 106)
Annie Barnes Lane affectionately known as “Mother” to all who knew her was born July 29, 1910 in Bonaire, Georgia to the proud parents of Nellie and Johnnie Barnes. She was the older sister to the late Ruby Holt. She was married to the late Mose Lane Sr. for 64 years and together they had seven children. She resided in Grovania, Georgia.
She dedicated her life to Christ at a very young age. She was baptized at Haynesville Baptist Church. With her husband Mose Lane, she attended Free Providence Baptist Church where she held several positions such as: Mother of the Church, President of the Youth Choir, Church Secretary, member of the Deaconess Board and the United Women Community Choir. For the past twelve years she was a faithful member of New Era Missionary Baptist Church, where she was the Mother of the Church until her death.
In addition to raising a family and being active in her church, she owned a small business in the early 1960’s- Lane’s Café/ Store and developed several hobbies such as crocheting bed spreads, knitting, making baskets out of egg cartons, flowers from crepe paper and making rugs out of stockings. Mother once stated her longevity was due to good genes, her faith in God, reading her bible daily, spending time with her grandchildren, surrounding herself with positive people, and eating dessert with every meal.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister and her sons, Clinton Earl Lane and Doyle Lee Lane.
Mother Lane leaves to cherish her memory five children: Annie Marie Lane Kendrick, John Lane, Theodore (Sarah) Lane, Louise Lane Walker, and Mose (Johnnie Mae) Lane Jr., two granddaughters raised as her own, Trudie (Jay) Stewart, and Annie (Johnny) Alford, seventeen grandchildren, forty- two great grandchildren, and several great, great grandchildren, a few great, great, great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.