Mr. Wayman Levi “Tuffy” Lanier, age 73, passed away on Friday, May 6, 2022 at his residence. Mr. Lanier was born on January 1, 1949 to the late Moncess and DeAlva Mitchell Lanier in Statesboro. He was employed for 36 years as an iron worker with the Local Union #709, a member of Beulah Baptist Church and the Pembroke Masonic Lodge #469 F&AM. Mr. Lanier enjoyed gardening, rescuing animals, he never met a stranger and enjoyed spending time with his family.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 46 years, LaJuan W. Lanier and two brothers, Clayton Lanier and Truman Lanier.
Survivors include one son, Andrew Lanier and his wife Kendall of Brooklet; two daughters, Delanie LaJuan Stephens and her husband Berry of Pembroke and Lacie Lanier and her fiancé Toby Hickman of Pembroke; brother, Robert Lanier of Nevils; four sisters, Janice Lanier Smith of Woodstock, Joyce Medders and her husband Marvin of Milledgeville, Alice Dowd and her husband John of Pembroke and Carolyn DeAlva Lanier of Pembroke; three grandchildren, Gatlyn Lanier, Knox Lanier and Memphis Lanier and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be held on Monday, May 9, 2022 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Flanders Powell Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at Beulah Baptist Church with Reverend Dan Bryant officiating.
Burial will follow in the Upper Black Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers will be the workers from Local Union #709.
Flanders Powell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Mr. Wayman Levi “Tuffy” Lanier.