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Leona (Spivey) Lanier

December 14, 1929 ~ March 2, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old

Leona Lanier Obituary

Tabor City, NC

Leona Spivey Lanier, age 93, of Tabor City, NC died Thursday, March 2, 2023, in her home.  Born December 14, 1929 in Columbus County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Dothan B. Spivey and Dessie Wright Spivey and the widow of Jacob Jerome Lanier.

She loved her church and her family, and she was the last charter member of Forest Lawn Baptist Church.  She retired from Loris Hospital where she worked many years as a nursing assistant.  After retiring, she volunteered at the Loris Rehab and Nursing Center (Wilson Senior Care).  She enjoyed encouraging and spending time with the patients as she assisted them in participating in Bingo and other activities.  She loved truly and was truly loved by all.

She is survived by three sons, Jerry Lanier of Tabor City, NC, Frankie Lanier and wife Debbie of Green Sea, SC and Timmy Lanier and wife Phyllis of Tabor City, NC; three daughters, Katrina Powell and husband Dale of Loris, SC, Sarah Richardson and husband Willie of Greenville, NC, and Donna Kearse and husband Bryan of Tabor City, NC; two brothers, Donald Spivey of Tabor City, NC and Charles Spivey of Fort Mill, SC; one sister, Shirley Walton of Matthews, NC; eight grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by three grandchildren, Dwayne Powell, Joey Kearse, and Luke Lanier; and two brothers, Lavern Spivey and Ralph Spivey.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, March 5, 2023 at 3:00PM in the Forest Lawn Baptist Church with burial in the Wright Cemetery on the Minos Meares Rd., Tabor City.                       

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service in the church.


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March 5, 2023

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Forest Lawn Baptist Church
Hwy 701
Tabor City, NC 28463

Funeral Service
March 5, 2023

3:00 PM
Forest Lawn Baptist Church
Hwy 701
Tabor City, NC 28463


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