Lanie Boyette Cox

September 21, 1977 - September 12, 2020
Lanie Boyette Cox

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Lanie Boyette Cox of Washington, N.C. slipped away peacefully in her sleep on September 12, 2020, to be with her mother in heaven. Born September 21, 1977, in Beaufort County to Mayhew Paul Cox and the late Jean Wynn Cox. She is survived by a faithful sister Katie Cox Gaylor and husband Jeff of Greenville, N.C.

She graduated from Washington High School class of 1995 and East Carolina University with a degree in Fine Arts and Textiles.

She leaves behind her aunt Sally Houston (Bartow), uncles Floyd (Mac) Cox III, William Samuel Miles Cox, Jim Wynn of Ocracoke, N.C. (Carolyn), Jon Wynn of Snow Camp, N.C., Paul Wynn (Joan) of Greenville, N.C. and numerous cousins.

Lanie had a passion for art and enjoyed painting and was an excellent seamstres. The love of her life was her adopted four legged friend and protector Azeal (Azzy).

Before the pandemic Lanie enjoyed her job as a waitress at Shep's Grill. She had many regular customers that knew her well. Lanie was an accomplished athlete in high school as a cheerleader and chief who earned a position on the All-Star squad where she traveled to Hawaii to cheer at the Hula Bowl.

She loved watching college and professional sports, especially UNC basketball and Ravens football.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials in memory of Lanie be made to The Humane Society of Beaufort County , P.O. Box 33, Washington, N.C.

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Joseph B. Paul, Jr. Funeral Director Licensee of Washington is serving the Cox family.

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  • September 19, 2020
    Donald (Dondi) Dixon says:
    I was deeply saddened to hear of Lanie's passing. I pray the Lord will comfort her dad and sister, also her family, and friends during this time of grief. May God bless you Lanie.

  • September 17, 2020
    Doug Currin says:
    I was sorry to hear of Lanie's passing. Thoughts and prayers for Mayhew, Katie and all the Cox family.

  • September 17, 2020
    Marietta Szmagaj says:
    I leave this poem for all to remember Lanie: Afterglow by Helen Lowrie I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when life is done. Thank you Lanie for helping me and my brother. Your afterglow will follow me the rest of my life. I know your afterglow will forever be in Mayhew's, Katie's and Aunt Sally's eyes, hearts and souls!

  • September 16, 2020
    Kay Sharpe says:
    Mayhew thinking about you and your family at this time. Sorry for your loss.

  • September 16, 2020
    Mary Jo Latham says:
    My heart goes out to the family. So young so sad. Love to you

  • September 15, 2020
    Kareem Saleeby says:
    My deepest condolence too Mayhew, her uncles and aunts,cousins and all of her family and those that love her and know her. I pray that her family,Love ones and friends will receive peace and understanding at this Time of sorrow for the loss of Lena. May she rest in peace in the arms of our Savior Jesus Christ

  • September 15, 2020
    Margie Cooke-Tankard says:
    Katie sending our heartfelt prayers to you, so very sorry to hear this.Doris told me me yesterday about Lanie, Please don't doubt that we are thinking of you, sister's are the best. Love you John & Margie Tankard

  • September 15, 2020
    Heather Cooper Alexander says:
    I am so sorry to hear of Lanie's passing. We were classmates and had wonderful memories of her with Cheerleading, classes or school activities. I haven't seen her in a long time but what I remember of her will always be her smile and her sweet spirit. Sending my prayers to those she left behind.

  • September 14, 2020
    Lindsay Richardson says:
    I am sorry for your loss, Katie and Mayhew. I have many wonderful high school memories of Lanie. She will be missed.

  • September 14, 2020
    Virginia Roy says:
    Sorry for your loss. The loss of a child is heart breaking. Prayers go out to you.

  • September 14, 2020
    Jane Barton says:
    So sorry to hear of your loss. May the Lord bring peace to your family as you walk through this sad time. David and I send our love!

  • September 14, 2020
    Janice T. Clemens says:
    A beautiful tribute to a beautiful girl. She will be greatly missed. Hugs and love to all the family..Rest in Peace Lanie...❤

  • September 14, 2020
    Charles Whitley says:
    So sorry to hear about Lanie....RIP

  • September 14, 2020
    Ava Paul says:
    So sorry for your loss, Katie and Mayhew. Smile when you think of her.

  • September 13, 2020
    Caroyn Owens says:
    So sorry to hear about Lanie.She was a very kind young lady. Rest in peace Lanie'

  • September 13, 2020
    Mary Martin and John Moore and Mary Asby says:
    We are so sadden to hear this news. Lanie was always special and dear to our family. Such a sweet girl with a beautiful smile. Thinking of you Katie and sending Prayers up for you and your dad and all your family.

  • September 13, 2020
    Judy Nobles says:
    I am so sad to hear about a Lanie. She was a good student and person, and seemed to work hard. She will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

  • September 12, 2020
    Aunt Lynn says:
    My heart is so sad to hear about Lanie. Rest in peace sweet girl.