Johnnie G. Lanier made healing her life’s mission. She became a RN in 1947. After a long successful career, she retired from Marshall Memorial Hospital only to begin again. The next career was as a Licensed Masseuse. She worked as a masseuse till she was in her eighties. Mrs. Lanier entered into rest on September 11, 2017 at her residence.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip Lanier; parents, Felix and Lucy Gibson; sister in law, Emily Gibson; and great-grandson, Braden Grant. She is survived by her son, Jack Welch and wife Denise; grandchildren, Racy (Jay) Grant, Jeff Welch, and Brad (Stephanie) Welch; great-grandchildren, Holden (Jenn) Grant, Camden Grant, Landen Grant, Taylor Welch, Dylan Welch, Sydney Welch, Hannah Welch, Alyson Welch, and great-great-grandchild, Zoey Grant; brothers, James (Martha) Gibson, Gerald Gibson; niece, Lisa (Don) Slater and children.
Also survived by loving friends, theTerry Douglas family, Donna Sharp, Trudy Springer, and Jill Ward.
The family would like to thank Susan Reed and Hearts Way Hospice for their loving care. Graveside services are pending. The family request donations made in Johnnie's honor to Hearts Way Hospice.
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