Janie Ackerman

Obituary of Janie Lynn Ackerman

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Janie Lynn Lyon Ackerman, 78, wife of Harvey Arthur Ackerman, Jr., died Tuesday, February 7, 2023, at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital. Born in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late Lexington Meredith Lyon and Louise Humphries Lyon. Mrs. Ackerman was a member of First Baptist Church and previously attended Shandon Baptist Church in Columbia, SC where she served as a Sunday school teacher and a member of the orchestra. She was a retired H.R. Director at GEO Care. Surviving are her husband of Sumter; a son, John Lexington Kennedy of Columbia, SC, a sister, Cindy Lyon Saylor of Swansea, SC; six grandchildren; a step-son, Harvey Arthur Ackerman, III (Mary Elizabeth); a step-daughter, Mary Kathryn Weaver (Eric). Funeral services will be held at 2 P.M. Saturday at First Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Dan Barber officiating. Entombment will be in the Evergreen Memorial Park Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from 1 P.M. to 2 P.M. Saturday at First Baptist Church prior to the service and other times at the home. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 867, Sumter, SC 29151 or to Sumter United Ministries, P. O. Box 1017, Sumter, SC 29151. Online condolences may be made at www.sumterfunerals.com Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements (803) 775-9386.