Susan Wilkins Lanning, age 99, of Watha passed gently from her earthly life on Friday, September 27, 2019 after living a long and blessed life.
She was born July 24, 1920 in Onslow County, the daughter of the late James D. and Mary Rawls Wilkins. Also remembered is her beloved husband, Carlton Dixon Lanning who died in 1993 and brothers, James and L.D. Wilkins all who preceded Susan in death.
Susan is survived by her son, Charles Dean Lanning and wife Terry; daughter, Susan Lynn McLendon and husband, Kenny; grandchildren, Christopher Lanning (Shannon), Tracy Browning (Mike), Sara Sanchez (Eric) and Savanna McLendon; great grandchildren, Brianna Browning, Skylar Browning, Sydney Browning, Allie Lanning, Cooper Lanning, and Ariana Sanchez; and many extended family and friends.
By her early career, Susan was a Registered Nurse graduating from James Walker Hospital School of Nursing and worked in James Walker and Pender Memorial Hospitals. She furthered her education by attending and graduating from the University of Virginia. After Susan and Carlton were married, Carlton purchased a farm and Susan began being a helpmate to him on the farm.
Being a true Southern lady in every sense of the word, Susan was a gracious hostess, kept a manicured yard (which she loved working in), and her home was filled with warmth and her good cooking. Susan will be remembered for her caring, sweet spirit.
The family will receive friends 6 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, September 29, 2019 at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home in Burgaw.
Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Monday at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Burgaw Chapel with the Rev. Timothy Cook conducting the service.
Burial will follow in Riverview Memorial Park.
Casketbearers will be John Wilkins, Dalton Wells, Danny Cavanaugh, David Cavanaugh, Shaun Wells and Keith Wells.
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A service of Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Burgaw Chapel.