Sandra Gail Lanier

March 17, 1943 ~ August 9, 2010

Sandra Gail Lanier, 67 of Milan, IL died at 10:59 AM on Monday, August 9, 2010 in Illini Hospital.

Ms. Lanier was born March 17, 1943 in Lake Charles, LA. She moved to Aurora, IL in 1956. She graduated high school in 1961 in East Aurora, IL. In 2005 she retired from Rock Island Arsenal.

She is survived by her daughter, Christy Bond; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; brothers, Lowell Lanier (Faye), Morris Lanier (Sandra), Mike Lanier (Donna), and Greg Lanier (Ashleigh); sisters, Sue Oglesby (Glen), Virginia Gibbons (Eugene Deceased); and many nieces and nephews

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mac and Iva Hinson Lanier; and sister, Emogene Castete.

Visitation will be at Johnson Funeral Home from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM on Saturday, August 14, 2010. Her funeral service will be at 11:30 AM on Saturday, August 14, 2010 at Palestine Baptist Church in Grant, LA. Burial will follow in Palestine Baptist Church Cemetery.

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  1. For Christy family: Sorry to hear about your mom. She was a nice lady. Remember the good times friends you had growing up out here in the country. Our deepest sympathy, Nancy Jim Hendren

  2. I am writing on behalf of the Marvin Simmons' family. I know mom and dad are very sorry for your loss and hope that you understand that their health will not allow them to attend in person but will be with all of you in their hearts. I remember mom and dad coming from U.Mac and A.Ivy's and telling the stories. They always had such a great time with all of you. Our love and prayers go with each and every one of you/Love,Marvin Simmons'family

  3. I knew Sandy for many years from working with her. She was a nice lady. I enjoyed talking with her and hearing her stories. She made me smile. She will be remembered.

  4. I will remember Aunt Sandy as a Christian woman. She often took a carload of cousins to amusement parks and movies. She had a nice smile and gentle laugh. Her birthday is on St.Patrick's Day and I will think of her each year.

  5. My mother (Hope) is a resident at the same nursing home where Sandy was (Parkview). She liked Sandy very much and is going to miss her alot. She was very sad when she heard the news. They both were roommates at one time. Our thoughts prayers are with you all. Sincerely, Hope Family.

  6. My prayer and thoughts are with you all at this time. May all be blessed with wonderful memories. Just a short note from a distant cousin. daughter of Lenioux and LaVerne Lanier. Granddaughter of Hill and Cora Lanier.

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