COLUMBUS ó Dorothy Ruth Lanier Jones, 63, died Jan. 30, 2018, at her residence. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Turner Chapel AME Church of Columbus with Francisco Brock Sr. officiating. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery. Visitation will be today from noon-6 p.m. at Carterís Funeral Services of Columbus. Ms. Jones was born in Columbus on Dec. 22, 1954, to the late Dan Lanier Sr. and Ida Mae Lanier. She was formerly employed as a cook by Trinity Personal Care. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister. She is survived by her children, Rodriques Lanier and Thomas Christopher Lanier both of Columbus; siblings, Martha R. Lanier Williams, Dan Lanier Jr., Diane Lanier, Charles Lanier, Shela Lanier and Lisa Lanier, all of Columbus; and one grandchild. Pallbearers will be Kelby Dora, Tony Hairston, Gerald Jones, Carnell Brown, Al Cummings and Tommie Hinton.
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on February 9, 2018
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