Mary Ellen Lane, 80, a lifelong resident of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at her residence.
She was a faithful and active member of Westwood Baptist Church for many years. She retired from Cleveland Enamel Plant after 25 years of service.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; her parents, James and Pearl Curtis McCracken; one son, Terry Allen Lane; a twin sister, Louise McCracken Hamilton; sister Ruby McCracken; brothers: James Hillard McCracken, Winfred McCracken, and Ralph McCracken.
She is survived by three children: Jimmy Edward Lane and wife, Debbie, Patricia Ann Lane, and David Eugene Lane, all of Cleveland; a special daughter-in-law, Laura Lane; nine grandchildren: Scotty Lane, Melissa Simpson and husband, Antonio, Brittany Pyke and husband, Travis, and Tanner Lane, all of Cleveland, Sgt. Shawna Lane and fiancé, Peter Moise, of Norfolk, Va., Jimmy E. Lane Jr., and wife, Lindsay, of Smyrna, Julie Epperson and husband, Andrew, of Evansville, Ind., Tina Russell and husband, Kenneth Jr. of Polk County and Alexis LeAnna Lane, of Columbia, S.C.; ten great-grandchildren: Amber and Desmond Simpson of Cleveland, Haley and Hunter Mallory and Kaden Lane, all of Norfolk, Va., Chloe Epperson, of Evansville, Ind., Lily Mae and Jase Edward Lane, of Smyrna, Grace and Jacob Russell of Polk County; a special friend, Lois Kennedy; and a loving pet dog named Sassy; and also several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at the Ralph Buckner Funeral Home, officiated by the Rev. Jim Caywood.
Interment will follow in Fort Hill Cemetery. A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service.
Serving as pallbearers will be: Eddie McCracken, Kenneth Russell Jr., Kenny McCracken, Keith Rutledge, Glenn McCracken, and Jan McCowan.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 this evening at the funeral home.
The family requests that memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Lane family guestbook at www.ralphbuckner.com.