Darius Lanier-Walker


Darius Laporte Lanier-Walker was born in Columbus, Ohio on Monday, November 28, 1994 and departed this life unexpectantly on Sunday, June 21, 2020. Darius accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Lord of Life Fellowship Church in Columbus.

Darius showed an early aptitude towards arts and business. In his youth, he was a co-founder of his own neighborhood business, Seasoned Boyz. Darius attended schools within the Columbus Public School system and obtained his General Education Development (GED) in October of 2019. Darius was certified a Network Cable Specialist for Fiber Optics and Copper-Based Systems.

Although he struggled with finding his way, his faith was strongly invigorated in 2018. He noted in a letter to family “what I wanted to do I couldn’t conquer but what I hated I fell in love with, but I must conquer what I want and disown what I hate”.

Darius was predeceased in death by his grandfather, Darryl Laporte Walker.

Darius leaves to cherish his memory, parents Brian Walker and Sandra Lanier-Walker; brother, Julian Seigle Lanier-Walker; niece, Tatum Dior Miles; maternal grandparents, Seigle & Phyllis Lanier; paternal grandmother, Mary Walker; great-grandmother, Jettie Crook; aunt, Stacie Walker; uncles, John Walker and Corey Walker; special cousins, Bryanna Lynne Liggens Walker and Sydne Jones; godparents, Carl and Tyrrea Byrd, and Staci Joi Brown; and a host of other caring relatives and close friends.

Darius’ charm, loyalty and uniqueness will be deeply missed but never forgotten.

Private Services entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH 2500 Cleveland Ave.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Sandy and Jerry Brown

    Our prayers are with you during this time. We pray that God wrap his loving arms around you and provide peace and comfort to you.

    • Sandra Lanier- Walker

      Mr and Mrs Brown-
      Thank you for your thoughts and prayers and being kind to my family; especially my boys. We appreciate your love.

  2. Mark A. Saunders…….Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this trying times.

    God Bless you.

  3. Sending hugs of comfort, when I know comfort is far from your minds. Praying for peace that surpasses understanding, found only in Jesus. I know you are heartbroken, please grieve your little boy and know he loved you. Find joy in the memories!

    • Dear sweet Jan,
      We have come a long way with our families. I appreciate your kind words and prayers. Thank you and take care.

  4. Pam McMillian

    Sending my condolences and prayers to Sandra & the Family May God comfort you during this difficult time. Keeping you in prayer I truly understand your heartache and pain God will comfort you in your time of need he’s done it for me and he’ll do it for you just one day at a time I’m praying for you ❤️

  5. Beverly Elder

    Dear Phyllis,
    I am so sorry for your loss, my sincere condolences to you and your family.

    With Sympathy,
    Beverly Elder

  6. Sending heartfelt condolences to Phyllis and Sandra. May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

  7. God promises to give us strength to weather any storm. Praying for his healing to soften the sadness and bring you peace and comfort.

  8. Linda and Earnest Magby

    Condolences to the family. May God lead guide and comfort you during this time.

    • Phyllis Lanier

      Linda and Earnest. I Thanks you for your words of encouragement. I’m praying for you in your loss.Your mother was special

  9. Sandra,
    My sincere condolences. I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers

  10. Prayers of comfort to you in the loss Darius. May his memory be a comfort

  11. Sandra, Brian, Julian and the rest of your family,
    My words will be of little help in this time of deep sorrow in this tragedy, but know that I am praying for you all and will continue to. Remember the good times and the joy he brought into your lives. Sending you love and comfort.

  12. Today, is Sunday, November 22, 2020, the eve of the Thanksgiving Holiday as well as the week leading up to what would have been Dar Dar’s 26th birthday (11/ 28/2020). He was my son, not by birth, but by the adoption and the grace of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I loved him as my own and was there to watch his transformation from an infant to a young man. My heart mourns for all of us who have lost our grandson, son, brother, nephew, great-nephew , cousin, uncle and friend. Our lives have been forever changed. God give us all the strength we need to make it without our child, your son, Darius aka the ‘Giant Slayer”

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