Faylene May Lane


In Loving

Faylene May Lane

Aug 06, 1935Jan 08, 2019

Celebration of Life


Shady Grove United Methodist Church of Mechanicsville


Fri, January 18, 2019


11:00 AM

Obituary message

LANE, Faylene May Somers Sanford, 83, of Mechanicsville passed into the arms of our Lord on January 8, 2019.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 27 years, Gordon Lane. She is survived by her four children, Jean Roberts (Rich), Ray Sanford (Robin), Bev Mangekian (Jeff) and John “JD” Sanford (Kathi); and three step-children, Bonnie Gravius, Pete Lane and Teri Warnick (David). Mama Fay was very proud of her 13 grandchildren, as well as many great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Fay was an active member of her church, and enjoyed gardening, making hats and fascinators, knitting and crocheting, cooking, and traveling.

A celebration of life will be held on Friday, January 18, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Shady Grove United Methodist Church of Mechanicsville, 8209 Shady Grove Rd., Mechanicsville, VA 23111. Fay requested that friends dress in bright colors and wear a hat. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to MCEF, P.O. Box 604, Mechanicsville, VA  23111.



  1. Joan and Bill Stewart April 1, 2019 at 5:30 pm - Reply

    We are saddened for your loss but rejoice in a life well lived. May many precious memories sustain you.

  2. Lynda Mcbeth April 1, 2019 at 5:30 pm - Reply

    I will sadly miss this amazing lady, but feel blessed to have had her in my life and my heart…. Love and prayers❤️🙏🏻

  3. Kelley Davis April 1, 2019 at 5:30 pm - Reply

    I am so sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace.

  4. Aimee West April 1, 2019 at 5:31 pm - Reply

    What a lovely lady! As a coordinator for Hanover senior rides, I only met her on the telephone. She was so gracious!

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