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Mary Ella Lane

July 15, 1934 ~ September 4, 2019 (age 85)

Mrs. Mary Ella Raley Lane, 85, of Winnsboro passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. Born in Winnsboro, she was daughter of the late Herman and Henrietta Cooper Raley. 

Mary Ella was a retired bookkeeper and devoted member of Little River Baptist Church whom she considered family.  She was the matriarch of the family that everyone leaned on in good times and bad. If you wanted love, advice, acceptance, but “straight talk”, you went to her. She enjoyed square dancing, blue grass music, but most of all, she enjoyed family. We are heartbroken. She loved us, she loved everyone, and simply had no enemies.

She is survived by her son, Greg Lane (Lorraine) of Gainesville, GA; sister, Vicki Fogle (Joe) of Columbia, SC; three grandchildren, Mathew Lane, Gregory Lane, and Preston Lane.

In addition to her parents and husband, Onnie Edward “Rip” Lane, Mary Ella is predeceased by a son, Onnie Edward “Butch” Lane, Jr.; and two sisters, Louise Lyons and Hermi Ford. 

A memorial service will be held at 1 o’clock PM Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Little River Baptist Church, 343 Little River Church Road, Jenkinsville, SC 29065. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Little River Baptist Church, PO Box 171, Jenkinsville, SC 29065.   

Pope Funeral Home is assisting the Lane family.   


Donations may be made to:

Little River Baptist Church
Po Box 171, Jenkinsville SC 29065


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