Lainey’s name change began in the late 1970’s. She felt too young to become “grandma,” so Justin and the seven grandchildren to follow called her Lainey. After a while, so did everyone else!
Thirty years later: “My grandson, the doctor.” Justin Duke, M.D. 2007
Lainey often sang in her church choir, because she loved to sing. 1976-1988 were Lainey’s Sweet Adelines years. Her rich alto voice enriched the chorus, and she sang with the quartet called Special Blend.