Josephine Lanier, 96
CHINQUAPIN — Mrs. Josephine Brinson Lanier, 96, of Lyman Road, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 at Carolina East: Milford and Reba Quinn Hospice Care Center in Kenansville, N.C.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, at Lanier's Chapel OFWB Church, 746 Ludie Brown Road, Chinquapin, N.C. Burial will follow at Lanier Family Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, at Padgett Funeral Home, Wallace, N.C.
A native of Cedar Fork community, Duplin County, Mrs. Lanier was married to the late Richard Ralph Lanier of Chinquapin. Born Sept. 7, 1917 to the late Frank N. and Kate Southerland Brinson, she was a retired homemaker and agribusiness proprietor. She was a member of Lanier's Chapel OFWB Church. Mrs. Lanier enjoyed cooking, gardening, and music, but most of all being with her family.
She is survived by her four children: Frances Kate Lanier Brown (husband Michael Brown) of Clinton; Billie Jo Lanier Stroud (husband James B. Stroud, Jr.) of Magnolia; Douglas Lynn Lanier (wife Wanda Bell Lanier) of Chinquapin; and Richard Ralph Lanier, Jr. (wife Kay Pickett Lanier) of Beulaville. She is also survived by her older sister, Edna Brinson Jones of Kentucky.
Her grandchildren are Richard F. Lanier, William C. Lanier and wife Wendy, Molly Kay Lanier Sholar and husband Vann, Christian Lanier Mills and husband Donnie, Michael T. Brown, Jr. and wife Heidi, Richard Thomas Brown and wife Kara, Jennifer Stroud Anderson and husband Michael, Jessica Stroud Kennedy and husband Adam and James (Ben) Stroud, III and wife Sara.
Her great grandchildren are Haley Lanier Craft and husband John Grayson, Caden Lanier, Zachary Sholar and wife Rachel, Seth Sholar and wife Megan, Kaylyn Sholar, Michael Brown, III, Leo Brown, Madi Brown, Tyson Brown, Will Anderson, Kate Anderson and John Isaac Kennedy.
Her great great grandchild is Laney Sholar.
Casketbearers will be Richard Lanier, William Lanier, Michael Brown, Jr., R. Thomas Brown, James B. Stroud, III and Donnie Mills.
If one so desires, memorials may be made to Lanier's Chapel Original Freewill Baptist Church Building Fund at 746 Ludie Brown Road, Chinquapin, N.C. 28521 or Carolina East Home Care and Hospice, 748 S. Kenansville Bypass, Kenansville, N.C. 28349.
To sign the guest book, go to www.padgettfuneralhome.com.
A service of Padgett Funeral and Cremation Services, Wallace.