It is with great sadness that the family of Mrs. Vera Lane announces her passing after a long illness due to dementia. She passed away on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at the age of 92. Vera was born on April 1, 1928 from the union of Fred and Parilee Robinson; they preceded her in death. She moved to South Bend from Tennessee at a very young age and remained a long time resident. She married William Lane who preceded her in death August 1977. For many years Vera worked as a Caregiver providing care for many people in the South Bend Community.
Vera will be fondly remembered by her children, Margaret Pope, Louis Lane (Rebecca Lane), and Linda (Robert Sibert) and by her eight grandchildren; eight great grandchildren and one sister, Ann Robinson. Along with her parents and husband, Vera was also preceded in death by a son, William Melvin Lane; 12 siblings and a granddaughter, Francine Fielder.
Vera will also be fondly remembered by her Church family at Kingdom Christian Center Church, pastored by Reverend Canneth Lee. She served as a faithful church member for many years. She demonstrated her devotion to her faith by visiting the sick and shut in providing them with comfort, loving conversations and their favorite meals. She will also be missed by her “Eastern Star” family, “The Household of Ruth” and the “Our Day Together Organization.”
Mrs. Lane's favorite quote was “Every GOODBYE does not mean GOODBYE.” While we will all miss Mrs. Lane’s physical presence, we all find great comfort realizing that her Homegoing is not our final goodbye to her. The faithful have been promised that we will all see her again in the great beyond someday. Mrs. Lane taught us that we must not count the days before we see her again; we must make each day count just like she did.
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