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Funeral services for Mr. James Henry Lane, 91, will be 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church. Rev. Edna Scott will officiate. Interment will be in the Pine Grove CME Church Cemetery. Mr. Lane will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service.

Mr. James Henry Lane was born on August 11, 1927 to Henry Lane and Cussater Hall Lane in Talladega County, Alabama.

Mr. Lane united with Pine Grove Christian Methodist Episcopal Church at an early age and served as chairman of the Steward Board. He worked tirelessly in the church in any capacity that he could and worked alongside his wife as she ministered to those in her congregation. Because his wife was the first female pastor in the Anniston District of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, Mr. Lane was the reason for the change of focus on minister’s wives to the Minister’s Spouses Ministry. He was a graduate of Talladega County Training School and retired as a Boiler Fireman from Anniston Army Depot. On February 21, 1951, James united in holy matrimony to the late Myrlene Pearson and to this union three children were born.  

James departed his earthly life on June 23, 2019 at his residence. He was preceded in passing by his wife of 54 years, Reverend Myrlene Pearson Lane; his parents, Henry and Cussater Lane; two sisters, Geraldine Woodard and Margaret Lane; and three brothers, Roosevelt Lane, Earnest Lane and Nathaniel Lane.

He leaves to cherish his memories: two daughters, Janice L. (Huey) Ware of San Antonio, Texas and Kim L. Slaughter of Eastaboga, Alabama; two sons, Wilbur (Zoreda) Lane of Oak Creek, Wisconsin and Jerry L McKenzie of Talladega, Alabama; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren; three sisters, Lezonial Wilson, Juanita Johnson and Gloria Elston of Eastaboga, Alabama; one brother, Sherman (Barbara) Lane of Eastaboga, Alabama; two brothers-in-law, Roosevelt (Mattie) Pearson and Billy (Cecil) Pearson of Lincoln, Alabama; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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  • Monday, June 24, 2019
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  • Friday, June 28, 2019
    My sincere condolences to the family for your loss. May you find comfort in knowing that that ALMIGHTY GOD cares for you; and that you can see your loved ones again free from all the causes of death and the heartache it brings. (John 5:28,29 - Revelation 21:3,4) Jehovah God assures us that there is going to be a resurrection of our loved ones back to a paradise earth. What a wonderful hope to look forward to! May family friends, prayers and the many memories help you through this difficult time.
  • Sunday, June 30, 2019
    To the family and friends: please, accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. You can find comfort in the Bible account found at John 11; Jesus said to her: “Your brother will rise.” Martha said to him: “I know he will rise in the resurrection on the last day.” Jesus said to her: “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life". Please find more information about this beautiful promise at
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