Lana Faye Emery

Oct 23rd, 1949 - Jan 6th, 2021

Visitation:

Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Sat, Jan. 9th, 2021 12pm

Service:

Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Sat, Jan. 9th, 2021 2pm

Lana Faye Emery

Lana Faye Emery, 71, passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at Herrin Hospital.

Lana was born on October 23, 1949 in Harrisburg to Kenneth and Faye Marie (Hester) Thomas. Lana worked as a caregiver with the elderly. She was a member of the Full Gospel Tabernacle and loved the Lord and showing his love to people in need.

Survivors include her daughter, Kelli (John) Craig of Arnold, MO; step-daughter, Jeanie Deaton; grandson, Brandon Trammel of Nashville, TN; granddaughter, Jinny Crites; great grandson, Zach Crites; husband, Bobby Emery; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Bobby Borum; grandson, Paul Deaton; brothers, Jack Thomas, Wayne Thomas, Charles Lee Thomas; sister, Betty Louise Thomas.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 2pm at Blue Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. John Burnett and Rev. Linda Burnett officiating.  Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be on Saturday from 12pm until the time of service at the funeral home.

Due to health concerns related to the COVID-19 virus, those attending the service are asked to follow social distancing guidelines and wear a face mask.

6 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Shirley Parrish

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: January 7, 2021

    A very special, kind, loving, caring, generous dear friend just crossed the threshold of Heaven on Wednesday.
    She heard “well done My good and faithful servant.”
    She’s whole and well and painfree.
    I’ll miss you dear friend. Your great sense of humor, your contagious laugh. Our card and board games were a highlight of my day when we got to play them. Our texts and phone calls and prayer times will be sorely missed.
    Thank you for being in my life. Love you! I’ll see you again.
    Bob, Kelli and John so sorry for your loss 😢.

  • Guest: anna i wade

    From: carterville, Illinois

    Date: January 7, 2021

    I will miss miss Lana she was a nice caring person when I went to see her I knew I was going to have a good day

  • Guest: Elizabeth Bebout

    From: Harrisburg Illinois, Illinois

    Date: January 8, 2021

    Many years ago, This woman was a guardian angel to a small child in her time of need. She was always a bright and shining ray of light that brought with it hope for a better tomorrow. She could help dry tears and soothe injuries; both physical and emotional ones.
    I am now grown, but will never forget the kindness that my beautiful aunt Lana brought to me. My heart and prayers go out to her husband Bob, and daughter Kelli for their loss is a tragic one.
    The very fabric of our beings will forever be stitched with the beautifully colored threads of her spirit.

  • Guest: Carolyn Sue Thomas

    From: HARRISBURG, Illinois

    Date: January 8, 2021

    Lana was a big part of my life for fifty years. She was my sister-in- law but always just considered her my sister in the flesh as well as sisters in Christ! She always lifted me up when I was low in Spirit and needed someone to share my inner concerns and struggles. Someone I knew who really cared. Someone always upfront and honest. We were kindred spirits who would always find something to laugh about. Most of the time it was things most people wouldn’t find an ounce of humor in. One thing for sure we would always feel a whole lot better from having spent time together. Needless to say how much I will miss hearing her voice and knowing I cant just pick up the phone and connect with her. The comfort I find now, is knowing where she is and who she is with., Jesus our Lord annd her son and mine!

  • Guest: Mercedes Mundell

    From: Portage, Indiana

    Date: January 8, 2021

    I never had the pleasure of meeting you Lana but I had the greatest pleasure in Praying for you. Seems that’s the way I got to know you. I am grateful to know you are my sister in Christ and I will soon be there to meet you. THEN I’ll give you a Great Big Hug.

  • Guest: Mercedes Mundell

    From: Portage, Indiana

    Date: January 11, 2021

    I never did have the pleasure of meeting you Lady Lana. Although praying for you was an Honor, I feel as if I knew you! I do miss you because we are sisters in Christ, I can’t wait to hug you and spend time talking. I will see you soon sweet sister!!