In Loving Memory of
Dr. Lane Alderman
June 19, 1954 – April 14, 2016
The Rev. Dr. Edward Lane Alderman, Jr., 61, of Roswell, GA passed away on April 14, 2016 after a sixteen year battle with cancer. Born in Monterey, CA on June 19, 1954, he is survived by his wife, Ellie; his daughter Ashley Alderman of Smyrna, GA; his son Daniel Alderman and his wife Desi and their son Paul Edward of Alexandria, VA.; his parents, Edward and Jean Alderman of Brentwood, TN; and his sister Claire Pratt and her husband Roger and their children and grandchildren of Washington, DC.
Ordained as a Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (USA), Dr. Alderman served as Pastor of the Roswell Presbyterian Church from 1994 until his retirement in 2015. He earned a B.A. in English from Wake Forest University in 1976 and a Doctor of Ministry from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA in 1980. After graduation he served as Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Perry, FL until 1985, when he began serving as Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Vicksburg, MS. He served in Vicksburg until leaving to come to Roswell in 1994.
In each of his pastorates, Dr. Alderman’s primary focus was on building and developing the local congregation in which he served. At the same time, he was also involved in the local community, serving in recent years as a Board Member of the Child Development Association, North Fulton Community Charities, and North Fulton Hospital. He was also instrumental in helping establish relationships between a local synagogue, a mosque, and the Roswell Presbyterian Church. Under his leadership, Neighborhood Action Ministry, a local outreach development in Roswell, and The Mustard Seed Project, a new church development in Suwanee, GA, were formed. He was an active leader in the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta; a founding member of the Board of Rivers of The World, an international relief agency; and a member of the Board of Trustees of Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA and Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC.
A service of Witness to the Resurrection will be held in the Sanctuary of the Roswell Presbyterian Church, 755 Mimosa Blvd., Roswell, GA, on Saturday, April 30 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests gifts be made to the building fund of the Roswell Presbyterian Church.