Mr. David Lane, Jr. was born to the late Memzie Thomas, and David Lane, Sr. on October 14, 1938 in Millen, Georgia. He entered into eternal rest on May 12, 2021 in Walterboro, South Carolina.
He attended the Public Schools of Georgia through Middle School. He lived in Savannah Georgia from 1948-1955. Then he relocated to Brooklyn, New York in 1955 and remained there until 1971. He later lived in Queens, New York from 1971-1995, Roscoe, New York from 1995 - 2019 and Walterboro, South Carolina from 2019 - 2021, until God called him home.
David was a member and attended Kelsey Chapel in Millen Georgia, Mount Zion Baptist Church in Savannah, Georgia, Williamsburg Christian Church in Brooklyn, New York, Majority Baptist Church in St Albany, New York, First Baptist Church in Monticello, New York and Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Walterboro, South Carolina.
David was employed with the United Postal Service in New York as a Letter Carrier. He also worked with New York Transit Authority and retired in 1990, after twenty years of service.
He met and was joined in Holy Matrimony to Mae Helen Wilson and to this union, two children were born. David had many hobbies. He liked to fish and he enjoyed teaching others how to fish, how to do gardening, farming, horseback riding, playing pool, and making pecan pie for Mother's Day Dinners.
David battled with prostate cancer in 2006, but he still remained active and enjoyed his family. He was affectionately known as " Poppie" and "Uncle David" who loved to host his grandchildren, great nieces, great nephews and their friends at their home, called "Camp Roscoe" by the children where they rode dirt bikes, horses, played pool and fished in the pond on the property.
David was preceded in death by his parents, Memzie Thomas Lane and David Lane, Sr.; brother, Clarence Thomas; Mother-in-law, Elizabeth Q. Wilson; father-in-law, Howard M. Wilson, Sr.; sisters-in-law, Janie Thomas, Bernice Williams, Elise Wilson, and Janas Adams; brothers-in-law, Phillip Williams, Howard M. Wilson, Jr., and Teddy Adams.
He leaves to cherish his fond memories , his loving wife, Mae Helen Lane of Walterboro, South Carolina; a daughter, Brenda M. Gray(Larry) ; a son, Timothy B. Lane; grandchildren, Mustafa K. Lane (Zoe), Amina S. Lane, Shanese J. Gray, Jamel L. Gray, Sara Jackson, Banyaamiyn Lane, David Jackson, Tierra Cooper and Adia Lawson; great- grandchildren , Malachi T. Lane, Christopher K. Calloway, Daniel G. Lane, and Alexander Lane and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
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