Elizabeth  Ladner
Elizabeth Kisner Ladner, loving wife, mother, and grandmother went to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, at age 82. She was surrounded by a loving, caring family during the Christmas season.
Liz was born in Laurel, Mississippi. She attended Jones County Junior College and the University of Southern Mississippi. She majored in physical education and graduated from Southern with a bachelor of science degree. While attending college, thanks to alphabetical seating, she met the love of her life and best friend, Jim. They were married 59 years.
Liz was a homemaker while her three children were young. As her children matured, she taught school and later learned and worked as an accountant.
After retirement, she and Jim were active in Red Cross disaster relief for many years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Athens. Liz loved living on the river, gardening, camping, numerous hobbies, and was a talented seamstress. She enjoyed hosting frequent gatherings and celebrations at the river for her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Ladner; son, Michael Ladner; and parents, Bernard L. and Nadene Kisner.
Liz is survived by her children, Kenny (Kellie) Ladner and Donna (Lesley) Jones; grandchildren, Jacob (Erika) Ladner, Andy (Megan) Ladner, Chris (Lainee) Oliver, Ashleigh (Greg) Stephens, Chad (Laura) Oliver, Braden (Kristin) Ladner, Macy Ladner, Aaron Ladner, Clay Oliver, Nathan Ladner and Raleigh Ladner; and six great grandchildren.
A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, at Roselawn Cemetery.
Published on December 31, 2019


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Pat Childers Christensen
Jan 12, 2020
Liz and I were at JCJC together and were tennis partners. We also attended Southern together. One of my fondest memories of Liz was from Blue Ridge YMCA camp in North Carolina where we worked one summer. Liz sang “if I Loved You” while I accompanied her. She told me several years ago that she still sang and that her daughter accompanied her.
I will treasure my many memories of Liz as I know you will.