Rose Hill - Jessie Ruth Brown Lanier, 87, died on November 21, 2019 at her home at The Gardens of Rose Hill, 571 S. Sycamore Street, Rose Hill, NC.
She was the daughter of Otis David and Sally Spell Brown of the Dobson Chapel community near Kenansville. She married J L Lanier, Jr. On January 9, 1952 and lived her entire adult life in the Concord Baptist Church community of Rose Hill, NC.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and seven sisters and four brothers. She is survived by her brother, Bobby Grey Brown (Mary); children Benita L. Wells (Dekalb), Jesse Bryan Lanier (Pam), Lisa L. Page and Chris Lanier; grandchildren, Jason D. Wells (Brandy), David L. Wells, Jesse Kyle Lanier, Lindsey L Grady, Mason Page, Shannon P. Phillips (Ryan), Ashley L. McCartney (Josh), Ricky Andrews and Johnny Bryan Pope; great grandchildren, Lane Wells, Nathan Wells, Jacob Wells, Ireland Grady, Zachery Page and Presley Brown. She is also survived by special friend Eunice Carlton as well as her family at The Gardens of Rose Hill.
A graveside memorial service will be held on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 3:00pm at Devotional Gardens, 1260 NC 24 and 50 Hwy, Warsaw, NC. Rev. Jimmy Johnson and Rev. Lisa Grissom will be officiating the service.
The family respectfully requests no flowers. Donations could be given to the Baptist Children’s Homes of NC, P.O. Box 338, Thomasville, NC 27361 in her memory.