In Loving Memory of Dr. Lane Alderman

In Loving Memory of
Alderman in robesDr. Lane Alderman
Pastor Emeritus
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.

13 Responses to In Loving Memory of Dr. Lane Alderman

  1. Kathy Loranger Brown says:

    I’m so sorry to here of Lanes passing.. our friendship went back to high school and working together as lifeguards at Tuckahoe swimming club in McLean VA… alot of fun times… Lane read our morning announcements in homeroom over the intercom in high school so it was his voice we all heard to start out each morning… I still can hear the smile in his voice!
    My heart goes out to all the family… Godspeed Lane I will miss you!

  2. Robin Gantz says:

    Prayers and much love to Ellie, the family, the church and all who loved and respected this fine man and outstanding pastor. He was extraordinarily pastoral to others throughout his illness and Ellie was a true partner in that as well. A life well-lived is now lived in God’s loving Presence!

  3. Penny and Dick says:

    Our hearts are breaking for you, dear Ellie, Daniel, Ashley and Lane’s folks. But, we rejoice in the sure knowledge that Lane is totally free of this life’s pain and suffering and is now basking in the loving presence of His Lord and Savior. May He hold you all close.

  4. rhillrev says:

    Prayers to Ellie and the family and to all at RPC and Roswell on the loss of a faithful man and great leader. He left us all a great legacy of inspiration. “Let not your hearts be troubled…”

  5. Bettina and Norm Kilburn says:

    Praise and thanks for Lane’s final freedom in our God of the resurrection, and fervent prayers for comfort for all who feel this loss so deeply. Tears continue to flow. it will be a holy time to be with all of you at RPC on 4/30–to celebrate Lane’s life and sing God’s praises in the very place where Lane laid ordination hands on me in 2003. Love to you all.

  6. nealgaskin says:

    we so look forward to seeing him again in the morning…

  7. Kathy Alley says:

    God has been with Lane “every step of the way” and now he is with Him in Heaven. We, who were privileged to know Lane as our “Precious Pastor,” grieve with Ellie and family. Love and prayers,
    Kathy Alley

  8. Trey Miller says:

    May God welcome His incredible servant into the Church Triumphant and hold Lane’s family in His comforting arms. Salus Cruce+

  9. Vicki Gossett says:

    Thank God we will meet again in perfection! May the Lord bless you dear loved ones that remain and may He wrap you in his perfect love.

  10. I am privileged to have known him and witness his unshakable faith. He was so loved!

  11. Carol Voglesonger says:

    My heart is breaking! What a wonderful disciple of our Lord!


  12. Dottie Eldride says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family at the time. What an inspiration. RIP

  13. Richard Brooks says:

    May you rest in God’s peace, good and faithful servant.

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