News From Terre Haute, Indiana

January 24, 2013

Collin Joseph Lane

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JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. — Collin Joseph Lane, 8, earned his angel’s wings on Jan. 18, 2013. Collin (lovingly nicknamed Lovebug, Dollin, Sugar Bear and Colberry) was born on March 30, 2004, in Terre Haute.

He most recently attended Jefferson City Elementary School in Jefferson City, Tenn. He was a kind and helpful third-grader who loved fishing, camping, swimming, music, dancing, playing with his little sister, Jazzy, and especially loved cuddling. He and his brother, Joshua, who were just a year and a few days apart in age, were like two peas in a pod, especially when they played video games together. His little sister Jazzy (6) and big brother Preston (11) earned their wings on Sept. 10, 2012, but Collin had more work to do in this world. After spending months spreading love, patience and reminding us that every day is a gift, Collin now holds Preston’s and Jazzy’s hands on his journey.

His brother Joshua stays behind with his worldly family, including his parents: Danielle Lane, of Tennessee, and Chad and Lynette Lane, of Alabama; grandparents, Sam and Susan Lane of Indiana, and Beverly Evard of Tennessee; aunts and uncles: Carrie and Josh Pritchett, Jason and Faith Lane, Derek Carson and Wendy, Jay and Missy Davidson, Sheila and Mark Wright; cousins, Anden, Brynlee, Charity, Hope, Dylan, Caleb, Martika and Prometheus; special family members, Nicole, Jamie and Donald Storey; and the Hackett Family; special friends, Nakeyia Clark and Stephanie Myers, as well as the loving nurses, therapists and doctors at the UT Medical Center PICU.

He sends lots of hugs to his other family members and friends, especially those from school, Jefferson City Christian Church and his neighborhoods.

A celebration of life service for Collin will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Fitzpatrick Funeral Home, with the Rev. Chris Wilbur, Father Bernard Head and Sister Joan Slobig, S.P., officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Visitation will be 9 a.m. until service time at 1 p.m. Saturday.