Obituary Details

Warren Nathan Lankford

March 10, 1955 - August 7, 2015

Birthplace & Residence

Information withheld per family request

Visitation

Location:
Journey Church
Date:
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Time:
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Funeral

Location:
Journey Church
Date:
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Service Time:
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Cemetery

Location:
Pine Forest Memorial Gardens
Date:
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Time:
Immediately Following Service

Notes

Warren Nathan Lankford Sr. 60, of Raleigh NC passed away on August 7, 2015.
Warren was born in Elizabeth, PA on March 10, 1955 to William Nathan and Audrey Jane Lankford
Warren is preceded in death by his mother Audrey Jane Davison Lankford.
He graduated from Elizabeth-Forward High School where he was very active in sports.

He was known to some as the “gentle giant”. His laughter would often fill the room. He was passionate about helping and serving others. He enjoyed music, cars, church and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He would never pass up a chance to attend his grandchildren’s sporting events. He was actively involved in Oasis Ministries and previously Journey Church, the River and various other churches. Warren worked as a Sub Surface Utility Engineer for several years.

Warren is survived by his wife Linda,of 24 years, they were married on July 27, 1991. His father, William Nathan Lankford; son Warren Jr. and daughters Candice Riddick (Kendell), Cherin Bland (Marcus), Courtney Diaz (Chris), Briana Long, and brother Bishop Ray Lankford (Pastor Kim) along with10 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

The family of Warren Nathan Lankford Sr. wishes to thank our family and friends, Journey Church, Renaissance Funeral Home and Robert Waters Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held from 12:00pm-1:00pm followed by the funeral service at 1:00pm, Thursday, August 13, 2015 at Journey Church, 3500 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh, NC. Interment will follow the funeral at Pine Forest Memorial Gardens, 770 Stadium Drive, Wake Forest, NC. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Renaissance Funeral Home.
Posted by:
Ursula Rowland
Posted on:
August 14, 2015
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Linda Valdez
Posted on:
August 13, 2015
Linda Lankford And family the loss of a loved one is a very difficult time I want you to know that I'm sending a special blessing to each one of you. Love Linda Valdez
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Greg Handy
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August 13, 2015
May God keep and comfort you. I have pleasant memories of visits to Princess Anne every summer. God Bless and Keep You. Love, Greg Handy
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Lindley Paynter
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August 13, 2015
I was a co-worker of Warren's when he was with the Town of Apex. Very sorry to hear of his passing. I still remember his booming laugh and great "big" personality.

Lindley Paynter
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Chrystal Turner
Posted on:
August 13, 2015
Ray, Kim and Lankford family, I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your family member. My prayers and condolences are with you and your family. May the comfort of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you and yours during this time.

With love,

Chrystal T
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Linda Allen Wise
Posted on:
August 13, 2015
When I think of Warren, I remember him ALWAYS smiling!! My fondest memory is the day he was the kids Clown on family day at Corinth. So big colorful and smiling.... He will be missed
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Sieta Crawford
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August 13, 2015
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Mary Ford
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August 13, 2015
Wow your death caught us all by surprise! I have so many find memories of you from The River! You always had a listening ear and often offered words of encouragement. I remember you standing tall in the pulpit, always on your post. You were our "elder brother" and "gentle giant". Rest In Peace! Chief & Mary Ford
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Cherin Bland
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August 13, 2015
I still can't believe that your gone. Me and my family loved you so much and will miss you. I remember as a little girl you took me to ocean city...just you and I riding with the windows down and talking.

My boys looked forward to you attending their football/basketball games and cheering them on in the stands. There are so many memories we have of you. Love you and miss you dad.
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Donna Rowe (Christie Williams)
Posted on:
August 13, 2015
Ray, I am so very sorry for the loss of your dear brother. Please take comfort in knowing that Warren is in heaven with God, the Angels and your mom (making coconut cream pies). He will be greatly missed by so many. He was such a warm, loving person. Goodbye for now, "Warreny", until we meet again!
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lana Jeffrey
Posted on:
August 13, 2015
My heart is so sad at your passing. Every memory I have of you is caring, faithful, thoughtful, protective and sincere. Thank you Sir for all you have done and all the times you were there for your brothers & sisters in Christ. I'm grateful to have known you and grateful for the times we shared, the laughs we had, the encouraging words we exchanged, the hard work we made it through and for being there every step of the way for me & Marc's wedding, the memories I've always cherished. Thanks for all the times you were there for our Children's Ministry at The River, all the times I changed the chairs, loaded in snacks from my car, cleaning up all the messes from the kids that are grown now. We had a lot of good times. I smile when I think of the gental giant you were and I cry knowing your gone and regret not staying more in touch. Rest well buddy, Rest well
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Cameron Harvey
Posted on:
August 12, 2015
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Cameron Harvey
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August 12, 2015
Still cant believe you're gone Big Lank!! Some call you husband, some call you dad, some call you brother, some call you friend, some even call you "gentle giant". All I know is that whatever and whenever I called, you were there. Millions didn't make it, but you are one of the ones who did. Thanks for everything, Cameron & Chandra Harvey
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Terina Hicks
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August 12, 2015
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JoAnn Kelso
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August 12, 2015
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Kitty Deckard
Posted on:
August 12, 2015
To the lankford family we send our deepest sympathy for the losses your family is experiencing. Prayers and peace to you all. Sincerely Vern & kitty Lee deckard
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Morris Watson Jr.
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August 12, 2015
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Kristian Watson
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August 12, 2015
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Morris "Trey" Watson, III
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August 12, 2015
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Kassandra L. Watson
Posted on:
August 12, 2015
We just wanted to offer out most deepest and heartfelt condolences to the Lankford family. We had the opportunity to fellowship with Warren and Linda on several occasions and he really was a nice person. We had good conversation -- especially about football and life in general. Linda and family, we pray God's love will surround you all in the days ahead. We pray for your strength and your peace that only He can provide. We are here if you need anything. May He continue to watch over you and keep you! With much love and many, many hugs. The Watsons - Morris, Kassandra, Kristian & Trey
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Kassandra L. Watson
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August 12, 2015
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Audrey Davison
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August 12, 2015
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Maurice and Tameka Fuller
Posted on:
August 12, 2015
Maurice and I are very saddened about our brother Langford but praise God for his life. Bro Langford was truly a gentle giant tall in stature but humble in spirit. He always had kind words to say to me and presented it with a big smile. Maurice and I will miss him dearly. Rest in peace Bro Langford
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Maurice and Tameka Fuller
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August 12, 2015
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Terina Hicks
Posted on:
August 12, 2015
Holding the entire family up in prayer during this time of transition. Bro. Warren always had an encouraging word for everyone he encountered. He will be sorely missed!
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Michelle Woolfolk
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August 12, 2015
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Lagritta Winbush
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August 12, 2015
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Brenda McCullough
Posted on:
August 12, 2015
Brenda McCullough: Nooooo I am so so very sad...I send my love and condolences to Sister Lankford and her family...he was such a sweet wonderful man...earth has lost a jewel and Heaven has gained a sparkling diamond!!
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Sheila Evans
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August 12, 2015
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Sheila Evans
Posted on:
August 12, 2015
So sorry to hear about Bro. Lankford's passing. I remember him being such a wonderful, kind, gentle giant of a man. He always made me and Elder Vernon laugh about something. He will be missed. Praying for his family during this time of sorrow.
Sheila Caldwell-Evans
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Dorie McKnight
Posted on:
August 12, 2015
So sad to see this of one filled with such life. I am sending prayers to the family. I met this giant at The River Church in NC. I remember my first job there was cleaning the sanctuary with him. Quite the servants heart. Armor bearer security whatever he loved to help. The voice, the laugh was one of a kind. RIH Lanford. TRY to be still if you can. You and Elder Chappel behave. Lol D.Mcknight
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Myron E. Whitaker
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August 12, 2015
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Myron E. Whitaker
Posted on:
August 12, 2015
The "Captain of Encouragement" Missing you much "Cosmo." Minister Myron E. Whitaker: Reaping the Harvest C.C.


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Cynthia Perry
Posted on:
August 12, 2015
I'm sorry to hear of your loss Linda. May God who is able give you the strength to get through this. My prayers are with you and your family. Live you Cynthia Perry
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Sam and Ina White
Posted on:
August 12, 2015
Warren was one of a kind, He would give you the shirt off his back. He would help you in anyway that he could. If you knew him, you would always remember him.
FOR I, THE LORD YOUR GOD, HOLD YOUR RIGHT HAND; IT IS I WHO SAY TO YOU,
" FEAR NOT, I WILL HELP YOU"

All our Love to Linda and the Lankford Family.

Love you all : from, Uncle Sam, Aunt Ina and the White and Fountain Family
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Kim Lankford
Posted on:
August 12, 2015
We the Oasis Ministries Inc of West Mifflin Pa. Send our love to entire Lankford family at the sudden departure of our dear Brother Warren Lankford. Oasis Ministries beautification would have never been completed without the extraordinary diligence of this man that even when exhausted would not leave his only brother Bishop Ray Lankford with this daunting task. The buildings floors and facade has his impeccable touch with even paint colors that he mixed himself to give that special Warren touch!. Truly we will miss this brother not just his work ethic but his laughter and camaraderie he displayed with the men and staff of Oasis. Lady Linda and family we will keep you in our prayers. God Bless you! OASIS MINISTRIES OF WEST MIFFLIN PA.
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Tracey
Posted on:
August 12, 2015
Linda,

He is now your angel watching all his family from above. You are in my thoughts and prayers, may he rest in peace.
I'm always here if you need me
Love you all, Tracey
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Bonni O'Blenis
Posted on:
August 11, 2015
I am still in shock, Warren was definitely a "gentle giant", Linda I am sending prayers to you all, if I could be there with you I would, sending hugs to you all, Love you all God Bless, Warren is an angel watching you all
Love ya Linda
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Ray A Lankford
Posted on:
August 11, 2015
To my one and only natural brother my mom's caretaker is Home, You Were Soooo Easy To Love Good Company I Will Miss You Forever
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Sabrina Osborne
Posted on:
August 11, 2015
Dear Linda, I was so saddened and shocked to hear of your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. With deepest sympathy, Sabrina Osborne
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Courtney Diaz
Posted on:
August 11, 2015
I can't believe your gone dad !! I remember all the trips to New York/Pittsburg when we were kids and the games you use to play with us to keep us distracted. My troll collection when you would make believe they were driving and their hair blowing in the wind from the window ..I have so many memories of you that it'll take hours to write ..I love you!rest in heaven!xoxoxo
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Visitation

Journey Church
3500 Spring Forest Road
RALEIGH, NC 27616

Funeral

Journey Church
3500 Spring Forest Road
RALEIGH, NC 27616

Cemetery

Pine Forest Memorial Gardens
770 Stadium Drive
Wake Forest, NC 27587
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