Mayola Jackson Tanner
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Mayola Jackson Tanner was born August 26, 1927 in Greensburg, LA. She passed away peacefully on June 22, 2017 in hospice care at Baton Rouge General surrounded by family and friends. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister in law, aunt and friend who lived her life to the fullest and was a great joy to those who were blessed to have known her. She leaves to cherish her memories, Ten (10) loving children, Enola (Rev. Elijah) Harvey, Marvin (Ora Lee) Tanner and Lathin (Lillian) Tanner, Evelyn (Willie) Morgan, Othel (Arnell) Tanner, Greensburg, LA; Mearn Ray Tanner, Myrtle (Fritz) Hurst, Vereta T. Lee, Emma Tanner, Baton Rouge, LA and Edward Tanner, Atlanta, GA; three sisters, Inez Jackson, Greensburg, LA, Mae Ella West, Baton Rouge, LA and Gladys Doughty, Detroit, MI; one sister in law, Thelma Jackson, Greensburg, LA; (40) grandchildren, (57) great grandchildren, (12) great great grandchildren, one niece, Hazel T. Gotch, one nephew, James R. Tanner, several devoted cousins, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband, Mearn Tanner, parents, Alton and Myrtle Jackson, one sister, Iola Matthews, one brother, Alfred Jackson, two sisters in law, Olevia Jackson and Iona Pitts, four brothers in law, Rev. B. W. West, Charlie Matthews, Jerome Doughty, Sr. and Lemard Jackson, one son in law, Melvin Lee and three great grandchildren. Visitation will be held at Jackson Chapel I. M. E. Church on Friday, June 30, 2017 from 5:00-8:00 PM at 77 Jackson Chapel Road, Greensburg. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM: Saturday, July 1, 2017 by Rev. Elijah Harvey, Jr. Interment will follow at Tanner Family Cemetery. The arrangements will be entrusted to MJR Friendly Service Funeral Home, 87 Paddio Johnson Lane, Greensburg, LA 70441

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Published in The Advocate from Jun. 29 to Jul. 1, 2017.
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July 1, 2017
So sorry for u Guys loss. RIP! Praying For U Guys. Linda Powell!
July 1, 2017
Sending condolences and prayers to the Tanner family during their time of bereavement.
Cedric Holland
July 1, 2017
Deepest sympathy and condolences goes out to the family. Praying for the family during this difficult time.
Louhanna Porter
July 1, 2017
Praying for the family
You all have my deepest sympathy
Rose Hitchen
July 1, 2017
To the Tanner Family my deepest condolences an sympathy an may God Give y'all Strength!!!
Veronica Stewart
July 1, 2017
Deepest condolences, my prayers and thoughts are with you. Such a beautiful and loving family.
Barbara Jean Morgan Freeman and Family
June 30, 2017
So Sorry for your Loss. She was a Sweet and Loving Person. I will miss her RIP Mayola !!!!!
Sandra Bazile
June 30, 2017
Thoughts & Prayers for the family during this time of bereavement
Barbara Dokes
June 30, 2017
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Min. Alton Bryer
June 30, 2017
Sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace.
Anisah Singleton-Johnson
June 30, 2017
The Tanner family have my prayers
June 30, 2017
I thank God for having met Ms. Mayola, such a sweet and gentle soul. May your fond memories of your Mom, sister, grandmother, aunt, etc., bring you comfort during this time of sorrow. Praying for all of you!!!!
Pat Morgan
June 30, 2017
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Gordon-Wright and Family Veronica
June 30, 2017
To my cousins you are all in my thoughts and prayers. This beautiful smile willl be missed by many. RIP cousin Mayola.
Carolyn Ricard
June 30, 2017
God always takes care of his children! To the family, May The Lord comfort your aching hearts and keep you nestled in his bosom!
rita and Bernice Hall
June 30, 2017
Sorry for your loss, Emma you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Darlene Gordon
Class of "78"
June 30, 2017
I miss you mom, my heart is sore, as
time goes by I miss you more, your
loving smile, your gentle face,
no one can take your vacant place.
I will always love you,
Daughter, Vereta
Vereta Lee
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