Taylor Funeral Home of Gibson announces the death and services of Mrs. Lorene McNeal Markins, age 98 of Gibson who dies Tuesday December 15, 2020 in the University Hospital Augusta.
Due to the Covid-19 situation there will be a private home going service to celebrate the life of Ms. Lorene Markins for the family only at Taylor Funeral Home on Thursday at 2:00 PM with Rev. Tommy Harwell officiating. She will be laid to rest at Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery in Glascock County. Her grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. Service can be viewed on the Taylor Funeral Home website at www.taylorfhlouisville.com
Lorene was born September 9, 1922 in Glascock County. She was the daughter of the late John Henry McNeal and Eva Mary McNeal. She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church where she was baptized, and accepted Christ as her Lord and personal Savior. Lorene was an avid gardener who grew beautiful flowers and enjoyed working in her vegetable garden/ She also loved music, reading. And cooking. The true love of her life was her family who will miss her dearly, however, her presence will live with them forever and her memory will continue to burn brightly in their hearts.
Ms. Markins worked at the Thomson Company in Thomson, Georgia for 36 years. After retirement, she spent many happy days making friends at the Glascock Senior Center.
She was preceded in death by her parents, former husband, Lamar Markins, son, James Lamar Markins, daughters, Janice Elizabeth Spivey, Contance Tanner Messerly, Barbara Jean Jones, sister, Vera McNeal Adams, two grandchildren, Allen Tanner and John L. Usry, son-in-law, Bo Johns, daughter-in-law, Dot Markins, and survived by, son, Otto (Jean) Markins of Valdosta, daughters, Alice (James) Adams of Chatsworth, and Debra (Timothy) Gagner of Grovetown, daughter in-law, Carol Markins of Gibson, grandchildren, Earl Humphries, Tracy Poole, Travis Markins, Tina Dedman, Donna Vanns, Tammy Tanner, Derek Tanner, Bo Tanner, Mary Gates, Angela Green, Mike Johns, Sandra Webb, Jason Markins, Lesley Washington, Timothy Gagner, and James Gagner, 28 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.
The family would like to express their appreciation to her friends at the senior center. They would also like to thank Dr. Frank Powell, M.D. and the staff at Gibson Health and Rehab Center for taking such care of her over the past year.
She will be missed but we celebrate her life with joy. In honor and memory, the family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made in memory of Ms. Lorene Markins to the Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.
Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Care of Gibson is in charge of arrangements.
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