It is with sincere warmth that we celebrate the remarkable life of Pastor Jessie Mae Lanier, known affectionally as Jessie or Mae Mae, who was a beacon of love, compassion, and generosity to all she encountered. Born on November 20, 1951, in Snow Hill, North Carolina, Jessie's life was a testament to her unyielding faith and her profound commitment to serving others. She transitioned peacefully on July 25, 2023, in Greater Landover, Maryland, leaving an indelible legacy of kindness and wisdom that will forever be remembered.\n\nA smart and determined woman, Jessie's work ethic was second to none. For many years, she served as a dedicated Customer Service Representative at Verizon, where she was known for her unwavering commitment to excellence and her natural ability to connect with people. Upon retirement, Jessie answered a higher calling to serve her community and became a Pastor, a role that allowed her to touch countless lives with her inspirational words of faith and love. Her passion for family was the cornerstone of her life, and she often said that what mattered most to her was seeing her loved ones happy and thriving.\n\nJessie's legacy of love and generosity lives on through her beloved son, Tony Harris, who will forever remember her as a loving mother and a guiding light. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jessie and Hannah Lanier, whose values and teachings greatly shaped the exceptional woman she became. Jessie's infinite love, boundless compassion, and unshakable faith have left an indelible mark on all who had the privilege of knowing her.\n\nWe invite you to share your fondest memories of Pastor Jessie Mae Lanier and upload photos to her memorial page. Your stories and pictures will serve as a lasting tribute to Jessie's inspiring life and the enduring love she shared with us all.