06/07/07 — JO L. BURCH

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Dec. 18, 1953-June 5, 2007

PIKEVILLE -- Teresa Jo Lanier Bryan Burch, 53, a former Mount Olive area resident, died Tuesday at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.

Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday from Cricket Ridge Church, with the Rev. Juanita Hollowell and Dr. Lily Chou officiating. Immediately following the service, the family will greet relatives and friends at the church and at other times at the Ranny Lanier residence at 1946 Sleepy Creek Road, Dudley. A burial service will be at 10 a.m. on Friday at the Amos Lanier Cemetery at Chinquapin.

A member of Cricket Ridge Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, she was a certified day care operator having been co-owner and director of the former Happy Days Nursery that was in Mount Olive. At the time of her death, she was the director of Pineview Baptist Church Day Care Center in the Belfast community.

Preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Burch; her father, William Earl Lanier; and a brother, Steve Lanier, she is survived by her mother, Dorothy Henderson Lanier of Dudley; a son, William Paul "Bo" Bryan of Aberdeen; a daughter, Mitzi Bryan of Albertson; three grandchildren, Colton Taylor, Gage Bryan, and Zachary Fields; a brother and sister-in-law, Ranny and Anita Lanier of Dudley; another sister-in-law, Debbie Lanier of Grantham; a brother-in-law, Bobby Burch, his wife, Bobbie of Mount Olive; the Buddy Bryan family of Dobbersville; nieces, Courtney King and husband, Andy, of Goldsboro, Ashley, Amber, and Abbie Lanier of Grantham, Taylor Braswell of Wallace, Kim Burch Jones and husband, Darrell, and daughter, Caroline, all of Mount Olive; and a nephew, Trey Braswell of Wallace. As a daycare provider, she is also survived by scores of children who came into her life.

Online condolences to www.tyndallfh.com .

A Tyndall service.


Published in Obituaries on June 7, 2007 2:03 PM