Deacon Walter G. Lane

Deacon Walter G. Lane, 76, of Blackshear, transitioned Saturday, November 2, 2019. 

A blessing took place February 18, 1943 when Walter G. Lane was born to the late Inez Lane Davis. He was born and raised in Blackshear and attended Lee Street High School. He served in the U.S. Navy and had an honorable discharge. He was retired from Gilman Paper Co. St Marys. 

He had an unwavering faith in God. He was a life-long member of Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Blackshear. He was the chairman of the Deacon board under the leadership of Pastor Jimmie L. R. Green. He enjoyed spending time with his family, helping others in the community and serving the Lord.

He married Christine Mitchell February 6, 1964. They are the proud parents of five children: Keith, David, Mark, Daphne and Tiffany. 

He was preceded in death by two sons, Keith Archangel and Albert David Ellison Jr.; by two sisters, Shirley Lane and Rachel Williams and by two brothers, Leroy Garner and Jeffery Davis.

His life and legacy will continue through his loving and devoted wife, Christine Mitchell Lane; three very attentive kids, Mark (Tracy) Lane, Houston TX and Daphne (Vincent) Elliott, Tiffany (Karl Jr.) Regulus, all of Blackshear; three brothers, Benjamin Davis, Ronald Davis and Felton West; three sisters, Evon Brown, Ellen (John) Brown and Beverly King; 13 grandchildren, Steven Matthews, David Ellison Jr., Quinton Archangel, Darianna (Tony) Elliott, Kenny Elliott, Vincent Elliott, Normaria Lane, Marlaeshia Lane, Jessica Ellison, Daytin Baker, Kaianna Regulus and KJ Regulus; special god family Terence, Vanessa, Terence Jr. and Virginia Lott and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and sorrowing friends.

Friends and family may call at the home from noon-7 p.m. daily through Friday. 

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 522 Lee Street, Blackshear.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 Zion Missionary Baptist Church.

Interment will follow in the Blackshear City Cemetery.  

Condolences may be expressed online at

Rainge Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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