OBITUARY: Lana Harper Bannis – “She lived, she laughed, she loved”

Bannis

Sunrise: March, 1958
Sunset: March 27, 2010
Born in Marigot, Dominica
Daughter of John & Matilda Harper

Lana left to mourn:

Husband: Lazarus Bannis

Children: Dr. Melissa Harper, Eshawn     Harper,     Keishaw Bannis, Melica Bannis

Siblings: Mary Joseph, Glenda Tyson, Austin Harper, Holland Harper, Minetta Stevens, Kelbert Harper,  Vilna Henry, Dale Harper, Ronnie Harper, Welborn Harper, Enna Harper, Silas Harper, Agones Harper, Handford Harper

In-Laws: Luke Bannis, Lucienne Bannis, Peter Bannis & Christine George, Ken Tyson, Josephine Harper, Walsam Stevens, Glenda Harper, Ashworth Henry

Aunts, Uncles, including Henry James & Family; Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, God-children, & many dear friends
Church family at Church on the Way, Miami, Florida. Co-workers at South Florida, Department of Correction

Fri. April 9th ~ Viewing ~ 3 – 9 p.m.
Gregg L. Mason Funeral Home
10936 N.E. 6th Ave., Miami, Fl 33161

Sat. April 10th ~ Funeral Service
Viewing: 9 – 10 a.m. ~ Service begins at 10:00 a.m.
Mount Zion African Methodist
15250 N.W. 22nd  Ave., Miami, Fl 33054

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14 Comments

  1. Virginia, USA
    September 2, 2012

    Lana was a dear friend. I spoke with her almost every night as she rode home from work. I loved her and she will be terribly missed.

  2. Mother
    October 16, 2010

    My condolences to Vilna and Ashworth and their family

  3. Dorsett family
    May 2, 2010

    may the lord strech out his mighty hand on the harper family on the lost of their sister .

  4. Family of Lana Bannis
    April 26, 2010

    The Family of Lana Bannis extends sincere thanks for your expressions of sympathy.
    You may have sent flowers or a soothing card
    Spent time with the family or simply made a call
    You may have volunteered time, food, lodging or funds
    Attended the viewing, church service or stopped by to pay your respect
    You may have even said your own special prayer.
    We want you to know that whatever manner you chose as an expression of your sympathy
    We appreciated your thoughtfulness
    For it was truly a great comfort in our time of sorrow.

    Also, special thanks to those who traveled to attend the homegoing celebration.
    Lana will always live on in our hearts.

  5. BELIEVER
    April 12, 2010

    My sincerest sympathy is extended to the families of LANA. LANA left the way she lived – BLESSED!

    Jeanne

  6. White, James, Alexander Families
    April 11, 2010

    Lana is gone but her memories will live on…

    She gave good advice, strong straight talk, disciplined your thoughts, gave a word of encouragement-pointed you to the Father and shared herself with her hearty laughter and adventure.

    I am blessed to have known this family member in such a positive way. She is one who believed in family…extended as we are

    I encourage the family to hold on and be strong…she would not want it any other way. Our prayers are with you…

  7. The entire Benjamin, James, Musgrave, Charles families of ToupouHill in Marigot / Newark NJ heartfelt sympathy to the family of Lana HarperBannis,Grace Mercy and peace and may the Good Lord give each and everyone of you the courage to carry on.

  8. Lindsay James
    April 9, 2010

    To Lana’s family, remember “The will of God will never take you where the grace of god will not protect you”
    Lana, May your Soul rest in peace, my Neighbour and my Friend !!

    Lindsay and Family.

  9. LOUBIERE
    April 8, 2010

    Deepest sympathies to Dr. Melissa Harper, Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Tyson and the rest of her family. May God continue to give your strength on the passing of your loved one.

  10. PROUD DOMINICAN LIVING IN MIAMI
    April 8, 2010

    LANA WAS A VERY FRIENDLY YOUNG WOMAN. FULL OF LIFE VERY

    VIBEBRANT AND VERY LOVING, WHEN EVER YOU WOULD BE AROUND HER,

    YOU HAD TO LAUGH BECAUSE SHE WOULD MAKE YOU LAUGH.

    MY SYMPATHY TO HER LOVING CHILDREN AND HER HUSBAND ALSO TO HER

    EXTENDED FAMILY AT HOME AND ABROAD.LANA WILL BE MISSED DEARLY

    MAY HER SOUL REST IN PEACE!!!!!!

  11. friend for life
    April 8, 2010

    That what you call a good friend there will never be another Lana the little Dominican community lost a very nice a loving friend sister mother and god mother to all the kids she babysit what can we say it was a shock to every one but your spirt live on . To the kids god is looking over you alll to larso be strong keep the faith may Lana soul rest in peace we all love you and will miss you words cannot explain but we will meet some day,

  12. CI
    April 8, 2010

    Our deep condolences go out to the family of Lana Harper-Bannis, during this very sad time of bereavement.

    Lana most certainly Lived, Laughed and Loved…. She is gone but not forgotten….. Wonderful memories of Lana and the life she lived, in Dominica as well as in Florida, will remain in our hearts forever.

    May her soul rest in peace while perpetual light shines upon her.

  13. sexyre
    April 8, 2010

    gone but will not be forgotten, LOVE U AUNTIE LANA.

  14. Lockhart Family
    April 8, 2010

    ON behalf of the lockhart family of Paix-bouche, we want to express our sincerest condolences to the family of Lana Bannis. To Lazarus, hold strong and keep on praying. God is in control.
    Our prayers are with you. To luke and family, may God grant you strength and courage .
    May her soul rest in peace

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