Admah Lanier Jr. (1926 - 2018)

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ADMAH LANIER, JR. On Wednesday, April 11, 2018, Admah Lanier, Jr., age 91 went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Admah was born in Magnolia, NC, on November 7, 1926, to Ada Mae Everett Lanier and Admah Lanier, Sr., who predeceased him. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 72 years, Maebell Wilson Lanier, and three sons, W. C. Lanier (Christine), Neil Lanier (Kathy), and Dean Lanier (Susan) as well as one daughter Kay Rochelle (Ed); grandchildren Rodney Lanier (Glynis), Lisa Harts, Tara Bagwell (Brad), Jamie Rochelle, Christy Coughlin, Michael Lanier (Leigh), and Benjamin Lanier; 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild, and many nieces and nephews. The oldest of eight children, he is survived by four brothers, Joe Lanier, Cal Lanier (Carol), Robert Lanier (Joyce) all of Wilmington, and Bill Lanier (Leathia) of Hampstead; two sisters, Marie Knowles of Burgaw, and Mary Ann Howard (Hubert) of Magnolia. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his brother Herbert Lanier, his brother-in-law Robert Knowles and sisters-in-law Rosie Lanier and Estelle Lanier. The greatest loves of his life were God, his wife Maebell, and his family. Admah retired after 30 years with the United States Postal Service as a rural carrier in the Wilmington area. In addition to working for the postal service, he farmed and developed real estate in both Pender and New Hanover counties. He was proud to serve his country in the United States Navy during World War II. Admah was also licensed to preach the Gospel in 1961 and was an active member of the Wilmington Baptist Association. He was involved in the establishment of The Matthew 25 Center in Burgaw, and he and Maebell were charter members of Scotts Hill Baptist Church. His love for travel led him on many adventures including a trip around the world in 2008. Among Admah's special memories were growing up in a Christian home full of love, laughter, fun, and good times; church socials at Oak Vale Baptist Church, and the times he spent at the home of his Everett grandparents. Admah instilled the values he learned throughout his years into the lives of his children and grandchildren. This is the legacy (in his own words) that Admah wished to leave his children: "I would like for them to be able to say that their mother and I set an example for them of what constitutes a full and complete life, starting with our church and faith in God. The home where they grew up was always open to family and friends. Things of this world are way down on the list in importance." Celebration of Life services will be held at 11:00am Monday, April 16, 2018 at Scotts Hill Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park with military honors accorded by the US Navy. The family will receive friends Sunday, April 15 from 3:00 - 5:00pm at Scotts Hill Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Scotts Hill Baptist Church at 185 Scotts Hill Loop Road Wilmington, NC 28411 or The Matthew 25 House at 1196 Penderlea Hwy Burgaw, NC 28425. Online condolences may be sent to the family at
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Published in the Wilmington Star-News on Apr. 14, 2018
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