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  • Saturday, April 28, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Scotts Funeral Home
  • Sunday, April 29, 2018
    I'm sorry to hear about your loss. May the God of all comfort strengthen you at this most difficult time. The Holy Scriptures promises a time when sickness and death will end forever mentioned at Isaiah 33:24 and Isaiah 25:8. Please accept my sincere condolences.
    ~ C Prince
  • Monday, April 30, 2018
    My heart was with her as I cared for her( and with her family as well.) Like Job she knows that her "redeemer lives and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:, though after her old form is gone in her new incorruptible form will she see God, with her own eyes will she see him, and not another.(from Job 19:25-27) To the family I can only add..."May God bless you and keep you, may his countenance shine on all of you and give you peace!" MMATHIS
    ~ Michael Mathis RN   Midlothian, VA
  • Monday, April 30, 2018
    To the Family. Please accept my sincere condolences. God's Word is a great source of comfort and hope during difficult times and Jehovah God 'the God of all comfort' (2 Corinthians 1:3) is fully aware of your sadness. Revelation 21:4 promises, "He will wipe out every tear" and will bring back to life those who sleep in death as Acts 24:15 promises, "There is going to be a resurrection." Please be assured of these future events because God himself declares 'I am making all things new' and 'these words are faithful and true.' ~Revelation 21:5
    ~ J. White   Richmond, VA
  • Wednesday, May 02, 2018
    We're so sorry to hear you are mourning the recent loss of your loved one. May you find strength and comfort from the words of Psalms 46:1 which reads: "God is our refuge and strength, A help that is readily found in times of distress." Our loving God is there for us if we ask for his help (1 John 5:14). He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us. You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez
  • Thursday, May 03, 2018
    Such heartbreaking news. Prayers for Kay's safe passage to heaven and into the arms of Dan.
    ~ Leslie Evans   Seattle, WA
  • Friday, May 04, 2018
    Dear Family, I did not know Kay for very long but she touched my heart. She was a very special person. May the peace of the Lord give you comfort during this difficult time.
    ~ Deborah Little Bowser   RICHMOND, VA
  • Friday, May 04, 2018
    Please accept my heartfelt condolence on the loss of your dear one; Ms. Lanier. My family and I have found comfort in the Bible's promise of a time when death will be no more; - "And He (God) will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." - Revelation 21:4. May the memories of your loved one sustain you until God's promises are soon fulfilled - "For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who recognizes the Son and exercises faith in him should have everlasting life, and I will resurrect him on the last day."- John 6:40. Please visit for more of God's marvelous promises that 'is around the corner'.
    ~ N Nwajiaku   Richmond, VA
Kay Lanier
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Kay Phyllis Franklin Lanier, of Chester, died April 28, 2018.  She was born September 2, 1939 in New York, NY to the union of Carolyn Webster and John Franklin. At the age of 6, Kay and her mother moved to New Bern, NC to be near Kay’s dearly loved grandmother, Phyllis Pender (Mama) and her great grandfather, Gilbert Jones (Papa). After graduating from JT Barber High School, she returned to NYC to attend Bellevue Nursing School.  After receiving her RN, Kay joined the US Army where she met the love of her life, Daniel Lanier, Jr. Together they raised Gregory, Carolyn and Lisa along with assorted dogs, rabbits, and goldfish. Somehow, Kay found time to return to school and earned a BSN from St. Joseph’s College. Together, Dan and Kay traveled the world making and keeping dear friends all along the way.  Upon moving to Richmond, she was an active member of St. Philips Episcopal Church, where she served on several boards and committees.  Kay leaves behind deeply mourning family and friends, from Seattle to Connecticut, but the most broken hearts belong to Carolyn, Lisa, Valerie, Greg, Jerisha, Lauren, Tankie and her Lanier brothers and sister.  Remains rest at Scott's Funeral Home, 115 E. Brookland Park Blvd.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 4 at Scott's Chapel, 116 E. Brookland Park Blvd. where a Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Omega Omega Service will be held at 6 p.m.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 5 at St. Philip's Episcopal Church, 2900 Hanes Avenue.  Mother Phoebe A. Roaf officiating.  Interment at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery.