After hearing from nobody who graduated in our Sweet Briar Class of '58 in over 20 years, a phone call came for me and it was Lanny! I didn't know she even remembered me. She said, "Woody, this is Lanny". (Woody's my nickname) "I think you've been in Darlington too long. Come on and take a plane ride with me to our Sweet Briar reunion." My gosh, I was blown away! She said, "It's wonderful up here flying, you'll love it." Needless to say, I went and we all had a wonderful time, and I'll never forget her as long as I live.
This certainly came as a shock...I had the privilege of working with your mom and loved every minute of it. She certainly was a precious lady and told the best stories. I referred to her as my "Gone With The Wind" southern lady. I know she will be sadly missed by so so many people. May all your fond memories of her help you all through this difficult time.
My grandmother, Grace Styles, altered clothes for Mrs. Webster and a very special group of women in Greenville. When my grandmother discovered that she was very ill and would not survive more than two months, her greatest desire was to stay at her home until the end. Mrs. Webster and other ladies who were also customers organized themselves and provided a nurse for the days that I was at work. For the two months that I lived with my grandmother, Mrs. Webster and her group also brought food, took laundry home, filled prescriptions, etc. and gave great emotional support, even after my grandmother was gone. Such compassion and kindness she showed!
My condolences on your loss. Your family will be in my prayers.
I was so sorry to read of your mother’s death. She and your father were good friends of my parents and I have many good memories of them both. Judy Hoyt Chavis
What a dear special lady to our Anderson family. When my mother made the final decision to sell our family home (which she custom designed), she was very particular who she wanted to sell it to. Someone who would love and enjoy it as much as our family had, and would appreciate the woodsy setting, with all the family camellias that were brought from our grandmother's home in Columbia, and of course the lake with all the wildlife. The day Lanny inquired about it, Mom was certain this would be the family to now reside at 200 Byrd. It was hard at first after she moved out, but we all could see that the Webster family indeed were the ones who were meant to be the next owners.. Our mother is now 95 and living back in Greenville. Lanny was always so gracious to let Mom come and see the camellias in bloom, which were more than bushes to her, (after each child was born and there were 5 of us, Mom grafted new camellias and named each new bush after each baby that was born...."Waddy McFall", "Walter Going" "Charles Ellis", "Margaret LuCretia" and "John Fewell"). Lanny nurtured those camellias as if she had planted them herself, years ago. Lanny was always excited when our son McFall, would call and bring his children over fo fish, catch tadpoles (as was a family and neighborhood tradition), and visit with "Mrs Lanny" and walk around the property with her. Such a sincere, loving kind lady that was never in a hurry when the children were there. She will be missed by soooo many that had the privilege to be in her presence at any given time, at any given occasion. "well done our good and faithful servant". Dear Webster family, our prayers, love and thoughts are with you during this time. "Andy" for the Anderson family.
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A beautiful lady who's accomplished so much. My thoughts are with the family.
379 Golden Bear Dr, J2
Pawleys Island, SC 29585
I just received the phone call from Elizabeth last night and as soon as she stated who she was my heart sank. No more conversations, no more wit, no more advise and no more laughs. Every time I went to her house I worked for "x" amount of time then I always had an hour of catch up with Lanny and I looked forward to that as much as she did. I went to her a few years back to let her know I was leaving the company where I first met her years ago. She stated "Why would you do that?" I explained (I won't bore you with that part) and told her I feel like I can give more to the customer if I do it my way; lead by your heart, do the right thing and the next right thing will follow. I told her I was not afraid of work I have had to do hard work before and it does not scare me she looked at me and very sternly said well Rick I guess this is good-bye (paused) and then said "Hello, nice to meet you Sir, I'm Lanny" I'm your first customer. Oh she was a force to be reckoned with. Our talks varied from business, to her family (ohh she loved them and was so proud), my family, faith, nature and always jokes. I will miss my friend, our talks and will forever remember her, I was blessed to know such greatness. The hole that's left with her friends and colleagues is big but nothing compared to the hole her family is missing. My most sincere thoughts, prayers and sympathy go out to you all.
Memories: I wish I had known Lanny as an adult. She sounds like a grand lady. We attended the same preschool and both learned to shoot at an early age as that area of Fulton county was quite rural at the time. I trust your memories of such an interesting lady will sustain you. With Sympathy.
My condolences to the family of Lanny Webster. I pray God continues to comfort and strengthen the family during this time of bereavement. May the many cherished and loving memories of Lanny continue to comfort her family and friends. A comforting promise is stated at Psalm 147:3 "He (God) heals the brokenhearted; he binds up their wounds." May you all have calming and pleasant thoughts during this time.
Billy and family,
I am so sorry to learn of your Mom's death. Please accept my sympathy.
Lanny was a force of kindness, generosity, wit, fun, and humor, can-do attitude and the will to make things better coupled with intelligence and other gifts that allowed her to draw others to accomplish good with her. She really was extraordinary. She loved her family deeply, and my heart goes out to them. Her passing is a great loss.
One of the kindest person I have ever known. The world is a better place because of Lanny. Her compassion to others and her love of life
and nature will be remembered and appreciated by those that new her. I cherish our friendship and will miss her very much.
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.