Lanie Boyette Cox of Washington, N.C. slipped away peacefully in her sleep on September 12, 2020, to be with her mother in heaven. Born September 21, 1977, in Beaufort County to Mayhew Paul Cox and the late Jean Wynn Cox. She is survived by a faithful sister Katie Cox Gaylor and husband Jeff of Greenville, N.C.
She graduated from Washington High School class of 1995 and East Carolina University with a degree in Fine Arts and Textiles.
She leaves behind her aunt Sally Houston (Bartow), uncles Floyd (Mac) Cox III, William Samuel Miles Cox, Jim Wynn of Ocracoke, N.C. (Carolyn), Jon Wynn of Snow Camp, N.C., Paul Wynn (Joan) of Greenville, N.C. and numerous cousins.
Lanie had a passion for art and enjoyed painting and was an excellent seamstres. The love of her life was her adopted four legged friend and protector Azeal (Azzy).
Before the pandemic Lanie enjoyed her job as a waitress at Shep’s Grill. She had many regular customers that knew her well. Lanie was an accomplished athlete in high school as a cheerleader and chief who earned a position on the All-Star squad where she traveled to Hawaii to cheer at the Hula Bowl.
She loved watching college and professional sports, especially UNC basketball and Ravens football.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials in memory of Lanie be made to The Humane Society of Beaufort County , P.O. Box 33, Washington, N.C. www.humanesocietyofbeaufortcounty.com
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Joseph B. Paul, Jr. Funeral Director Licensee of Washington is serving the Cox family.