2018-01-11 / Obituaries

Marilyn Swan Lakeman

MARILYN SWAN LAKEMAN MARILYN SWAN LAKEMAN Mrs. Marilyn Swan Lakeman, 57, a resident of Greensboro, Georgia, entered into eternal rest on Monday, January 1, 2018.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 6, at Rees Funeral Home with Rev. John Belangia officiating.

Mrs. Lakeman was the daughter of the late Arthur Earl McCormick and Louise McCormick Swan. Marilyn had a beautiful loving spirit and was a dedicated wife and mother. She was involved in philan­thropic efforts her entire adult life, Safari Wish for Vets, Habitat Seed Program in distributing seed for wildlife and the care for terminally ill children. Every Christmas she would find underprivileged chil­dren to provide gifts from Santa and enjoyed working with several charities.

Starting in her 20’s Marilyn gave blood at every opportunity, much later in life she would discover her philanthropy had been protecting her from a rare disorder known as Polycythemia vera (a rare blood dis­ease in which your body makes too many red blood cells. The extra red blood cells make your blood thicker than normal. As a result, blood clots can form more easily). She was well known by all for her humor and wit to brighten any day. Her faith in Christianity was strong throughout her life and her loving spirit will be missed but never forgotten.

Survivors include her husband, James C. Lakeman; six children, Carter Minish, Colby McCauley, Jameson Lakeman, Mary Louise Givens, Grayson Givens and Davis Lakeman; one grandchild, Chloe McCauley; her mother, Louise McCormick Swan; four broth­ers, Michael McCormick of Palm Beach, Florida, Phillip McCormick of Augusta, John McCormick of Columbus Georgia, and Richard Swan, Jr. of Greensboro; one sister, Beverly Morgan of Augusta; four­teen nieces and nephews.

If so desired, memorial contribu­tions may be made to Safari Wish at www.georgiasafariclub.com/ donate, 100% of funds go toward wish events for vets and terminally ill children.

You can sign the family’s online guestbook at: www.reesfuneral­home.net. Rees Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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