James Burton ‘BJ’ Lanier

Published 2:22 pm Thursday, November 19, 2015

Mr. James Burton “BJ” Lanier, 22, of NC Hwy 801 S., Advance, died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, from complications of Muscular Dystrophy.

He was born July 10, 1993, in Forsyth County to John Tandy and Dianne Taylor Lanier. His family loved and cared for him. He was a member of Fulton United Methodist Church. His love for his Lord, Jesus Christ and Creation was immense as he found peace in the outdoors. He was a hunter and outdoorsman with special help and modifications from his father. He loved NASCAR and visited many race tracks and met many drivers.  He enjoyed a spirited competition with Dwayne and Stan with NASCAR racing. He had a special bond with his sister and brother-in-law. His sister and he spent every day together and would spend some of that time taking care of his pets. BJ and Daniel spent a lot of time discussing hot rods and cars. He would often joke and let Daniel know that Hondas were faster than Mustangs.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, JB Lanier.

Survivors: his parents of the home; a sister, Amy Lanier Masten (Daniel) of Lexington; a future niece or nephew; paternal grandmother, Shirley Lanier of Advance; maternal grandparents, Howard and Cathy Taylor of Mocksville; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

A funeral service was conducted at 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 21 at Fulton United Methodist Church with the Revs. Karl Kelly and Rodney Burton officiating. The body was placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends Friday, Nov. 20 at Eaton Funeral Home, Mocksville.

Memorials: Fulton UMC, PO Box 87, Advance.

Condolences: www.eatonfuneralservice.com.