Lorena A. “Thumper” Plank
May 18, 1944 – November 24, 2019
A celebration of life memorial service for Lorena A. “Thumper” Plank, 75, of Cairo, GA, will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, December 1, 2019, at the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home, Cairo, GA. Pastor Tim Phillips will officiate. Ms. Plank passed away at the Presbyterian Home and Retirement Community in Quitman, GA, on Sunday, November 24, 2019.
Ms. Plank was born on May 18, 1944, in Springfield, OH, to the late Harry Zeigler and Roma Neeld Campbell. She was a self-employed oil artist. Lorena had a passion for painting and drawing, as well as making homes for her feathered friends. She also loved music, dancing and tending to her flowers. Her infectious smile and compassionate spirit was loved by everyone who knew her. Many knew Lorena by the nickname Thumper, which was coined during her time working at Wight’s Nursery in Cairo, GA, many years ago. Her good friend Sandy gave her the nickname referencing the term “Bible Thumper” because she was strong in her faith.
She is survived by her daughters, Felicia P. Brannen (Tony) of Thomasville, GA, Heidi Joy Rhodes (Byron) of Boston, GA; sons, John E. Plank of Cairo, GA, Larry Plank (Marianne) of Pelham, GA; grandchildren, Chris Brannen (Whitney), Ashley Brannen, Emma Brannen, Bridgette Binion, Breanna Plank, Julianne Plank, Jadyn Plank, Kiersten Rhodes, Blake Rhodes; great-grandchild, Trinity Sloan; sisters, Erma “BJ” Huston, Mary Lee Huston, Lynda Carr; and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and two best friends, Marsha Lessig and Sandy Richards.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; the father of her children, Ralph E. Plank; and a brother, Richie Zeigler.
Memorials may be made in Ms. Plank’s memory to: Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675. www.woundedwarriorproject.org Link to Web Stie
The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home immediately following the memorial service.