Deacon Michael E. Lanier Sr.

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Deacon Michael E Lanier was born February 10, 1954. He went home to be with the Lord on November 6, 2022.

Mike was born and raised in Columbus Ohio. He attended Columbus Public City Schools. He attended the Urban League and graduated to be a motivational speaker. Mike Was the last living child of 7 children from Margaret Lanier & Paul Lanier, Sr. He was loving, caring, humble, and he stood strong in who he was as a person, and always kept it real. He held no punches and will let you know how he felt. He loved his son, 5 grandchildren and entire family. He was a real stand up guy always doing for family.

In his spare time, he enjoyed watching the nature channel, going to church, fishing and also spending time visiting his family at the cemetery. Also spending lots of time with his grandchildren who he would bend over backward for no matter the time or place nothing mattered more than the world to him but them he was that PaPa. Michael was the one to joke with, laugh with, chill with, and reminisce with. Michael went through many trials and tribulations throughout his life but the last 9 years he made it a mission to get right with God. Michael was truly blessed and highly favored to be pulled through and not counted out.

Michael gave his life to Christ in 2013 where he also continued his mother’s legacy by attending Greater Praise Missionary Baptist Church for years where he served as a Deacon of the church. Everyone enjoyed his preaching and his word of God every other Sunday, he loved his pastor and church family and would do whatever he could within his power for them. HE WAS A TRUE MAN OF GOD!

Michael is preceded in death by Mother; Margaret Lanier, Father; Paul Lanier, Sr., Sisters; Rita Lanier, Linda Lanier, Beatrice Lanier Price, & Gail Lanier Burks, Brothers; Robert Berry, Paul Lanier, Jr., Aunts; Clair Blair Washington, Geneva Washington, and Mary Washington, Uncle; Emmitt Washington, Niece; Carla Barlow, Honor Marie Locke, Nephew; Jesse (Mook) Lanier, Jaylen Grimes, Sons Mother; Venita Darks.

Michael is survived by one Son; Michael Lanier Jr.,(Mynecia James), five
Grandkids; Mykira Lanier, Michael Lanier III, Mynasia Lanier, Mykel Lanier, and Mykari Lanier, Nieces; Lawetta Lanier, Jewell Lanier Coates (Derrick Sr.), Keato Lanier, Niga Phillips, and Autrice Lanier Summerall (James Sr.), Anieka Burks, Jasmine Danforth, Latricia Burks, Nephews; Shawn (Mel) Cason, Sr., Dauane Lanier, David Price, Sr., Darius Danforth and a host of great nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. Special longtime friend; Lenora Edwards and Best friend Calvin (Mel) Smith.

Visitation 10:00 AM and Funeral Service 11:00 AM Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd.).

Interment at Evergreen Burial Park.

Condolence Messages

  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
    May the God of all comfort help you to cope with the heavyweight of your loss. Thinking of you all.

  2. my condolences to the family, Mike will forever be my big brother and GPT’s most faithful and devoted Deacon, we will definitely miss your presence .

  3. Praying for the Family Nephew May God give you all Comfort During these Difficult times , My Prayers are with you all , I am always just a phone call away Uncle Mark!!!

  4. Love you uncle Michael you will forever be loved and missed there ain’t a day that goes by I don’t think of you rest easily love your necie weadie.

  5. Kimberly Stewart Derek Harris Tez Thomas

    My condolences are with the entire family.I loved uncle Michael like he was my real uncle uncle .Wow uncle Michael…I can’t believe that your really gone.I miss you tremendously already.I will love you forever and you will always have a place in my heart ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  6. Hello uncle mike there’s so much going own since you left me but I’m get it together .I just know your looking over me telling me you made it home you and carla in a land where there’s no more worries . until we meet again I love you and carla tell family I love them and there’s not a day that goes bye I don’t think about y’all love forever your necie and best friend.

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