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1 of 10 | Posted by: Amanda Williams - Rome, GA

“Neale, please accept my heart-felt condolences for your loss. May God wrap His loving and comforting arms around you and your family today and in...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Debbie Hitchcock - Spring Garden

“So sorry for your loss. Please remember "For if we have faith that Jesus died and rose again, so too God will bring with him those who have fallen...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“Rest in piece. You was my favorite teacher in school. You will be missed greatly ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Grady Cochran

“My condolences to the family. May the God of comfort be with the family today and in the days ahead. 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17 ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“My deepest sympathy goes out to the Lankan family at this time of your loss may the God of all comfort give you and your family the strength needed...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: H J - Melvindale, MI

“Our Church sends our most sincere condolences to you and prayers during this time. Call on us if you need us anytime. Love In Christ Name. ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: RockRun Baptist - RockRun, AL

“I went to school with Cathy. So sorry for your loss. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Gail Blankenship (Mallett) - AL

“Cathy was a dear, loved friend and coworker at Spring Garden School. She taught my son in 3rd grade, and I taught three of her sweet children in 5th...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Peggy Keasler - Piedmont, AL

“I am so sorry about your loss. I pray for peace and comfort for each of you. God bless you!!Wanda McCurdyGi4ZQ ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Wanda McCurdy - Piedmont, AL


Services for Cathy Acker Lanigan, 66, of the Goshen Community will be Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home with the Rev. Tommy Ledbetter officiating. Burial will follow at Carmel Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from noon until time of service. Mrs. Lanigan passed away Tuesday, February 06, 2018 at Gadsden Regional Medical Center. She is survived by her husband, Rev. Neale Lanigan of Piedmont; four children, Lori Burt (Lee) of Piedmont; Wade Singleton (Erin Dinsmoor) of Centre; Katie Lively (Tim) of Cullman; and Rebecca Hayes (David) of Leesburg; thirteen grandchildren, Dyani, Riley, Aubrie, Wyatt, Madison, Austin, Tyler, Marissa, Matt, Andrew, Alex, Sophi, and Lela; one brother, John Acker of Talladega; one nephew, Tyler Acker (Mandy); one great nephew, Tyce Acker and a special caregiver, Cherri Thomason. Pallbearers will be Wes Neyman, Marcus Woods, Casey Lambert, Larry Cronan, Phillip Jordan, Darren Jordan, John McKay, Nick Ellison, and Craig Rhinehart. Honorary pallbearers will be Phillip Johnson, Wayne Smart, Boyd Reese, Ray Ragan, Billy Burns, and Richard Yurk. Mrs. Lanigan was a graduate of Piedmont High School, attended Jacksonville State University and Gadsden State Community College where she earned her Masters Degree and was certified to teach K-9 in Education. She also took satellite courses at the University of Alabama. Her primary course of study was English. She taught at Spring Garden School from August 1974 - to October 2013 with a total of 37 years of service. At the time of her retirement, she received a honorary diploma from Spring Garden School. Mrs. Lanigan was preceded in death by her grandson, Corbin Paul Burt; and her parents, John Roy and Elwanna Acker. Flowers may be sent or memorial contributions may be made to Carmel Community Church, P.O. Box 61, Spring Garden, AL 36275, or to Spring Garden School, 2430 County Road 29, Spring Garden, AL 36275.

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Thompson Funeral Home
6340 Old Piedmont-Gadsden Hwy Piedmont, AL 36272
Tel. (256) 447-7113

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