Sheila Gibson Lanier, 57 of Clarendon, formerly of Bladenboro passed away on Sunday, December 13, 2020. She was preceded in death by her father, Buddy Gibson; maternal grandparents, L.C. and Ruth Thompson and her paternal grandparents, Bill and Alma Gibson.
Sheila was married to the love of her life, Kim for 39 years. Sheila was all about her family. She enjoyed time spent with them by having them over for holidays and pool parties. Her grandchildren were her life. She enjoyed going places with her family. Sheila was a devout Christian lady. She was the pianist at Forest Lawn Baptist Church where she also was the Choir Leader. She loved working in VBS, helping on clean up days at the church when the church doors where open she was there with her loving spirit to help wherever the Lord led her. She was a 1st grade teacher at Williams Township School. She was devoted to her teaching and loved her children. She always wanted what was best for her students. Sheila always put others before herself even when it came to her own health. She has never said a harsh word about anyone. She tried her best to always be the Christian example that God has asked us all to be. She was a hard worker; her house was always cleaned and the yard manicured. It was nothing unusual for you to hear the vacuum cleaner at 3:30 in the morning. Sheila’s gentle smile and loving spirit will be missed by who knew her.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 3:30pm at Forest Lawn Baptist Church, Tabor City, NC, with Rev. Bradley Tatum and Rev. Allen Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends after the service. DUE TO COVID, EVERYONE IS ASKED TO WEAR A MASK AND PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING.
Sheila is survived by her husband Kim Lanier of the home; her son, Jordan Gibson Lanier (Brittany) of Whiteville; her daughter, Keyna Lanier Floyd (Darris) of the home, her mother Sue Galloway and step-father, Dr. Harry Galloway of Whiteville, grandchildren, Addie Claire Floyd; Gunner Lanier and Axel Marlowe; three sisters, Gaye G. Davis (Michael) of Bladenboro; Amanda G. Sykes (Greg) of Bladenboro; Shonta G. Clemmons (Kevin) of Whiteville; two step brothers, Dwight Galloway and Jeff Galloway, Nephew, Blake Sykes (Autumn) step nephew, Josh Galloway; nieces, Kaitlyn Sykes, Mallory Davis, Kassie Clemmons, Raegan Davis (Addison), and her great niece, Maci Sykes.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Forest Lawn Baptist Church 16025 James B. White Hwy S, Tabor City, NC 28463.
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