Funeral services for Wilma Lane, age 69, of Emory, will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2023, at 1:00 pm at Wilson-Orwosky Chapel with Apostle Dwight Smith and Reverend Bobby Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at Prairie Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday April 7, 2023, from 9am-5pm.
Wilma was born September 21, 1953, to Lauston Boyce and Exie Briscoe Boyce in Emory, Texas. She married Jerry Lane in December of 1972 in Emory, Texas. Wilma loved nursing and worked as an LVN for long term care and in Geriatrics. She devoted many of her years to Green Acres Nursing Home and ended her career at Canton Oaks Nursing Home. Wilma loved her grandkids and being a “Granny”, she loved cooking and loved her savior Jesus Christ. She was a member of Jacksonville Church of deliverance.
She is survived by her children, Nikola Boyce, Yasei Lane, Natasha Lane, Lashamalar Wilburn and Edward, Jerry Lane Jr., and Broderick Lane; grandchildren, Tristan Govan and Kendall, Nakedran Murphy and Kalli, Jaelon Brown, Makenna Lane, Kenton Horton, and Elijah Wilburn; great-grandchildren, Colton, Emory, Kinsley and Avani; sisters, Barbara Smith and Deloris Garrett; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that loved her. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Yashica Smith Conley for the loving care of their mother.