Egbert “Lannie” Nunn, III

April 16, 1952 - March 7, 2013
Egbert “Lannie” Nunn, III


On Thursday afternoon, March 7, 2013, Lannie went home peacefully to be with the Lord after a gallant battle against cancer.

Lannie was born in Kinston, N.C., on April 16, 1952, to E. L. and Margaret Nunn. They later moved to Wilmington where Lannie grew up and attended public schools. Lannie retired from DuPont in 1998 and was employed part-time as a handyman. He met many great friends throughout his careers. Lannie’s blessing was “let us be ever mindful of the needs of others”, and he lived his life accordingly. He always put the needs of others first. Even at death, Lannie had others in mind as he donated his corneas to the North Carolina Eye Bank.

Lannie was preceded in death by his sister, Melinda Nunn.

Surviving are his wife, Gail; his parents, E. L. and Margaret Nunn; his brother, Scott Nunn (Cece); his daughters, Leigh Nunn and Lori Johnson (Joe); his son Brian Norris (Karla); and six precious grandchildren (Parker Legwin and Presleigh Sullivan, Allen and Gabby Johnson, Anna and Tyler Norris). He is also survived by a brother-in-law, Kelly High; a nephew, Matt Hinson; and nieces, Isabelle and Flannery Nunn. He leaves behind his little Shih Tzu, Molly, who stayed by his side throughout his sickness.

A memorial service will be held at Church of the Good Shepherd, 515 Queen Street, Wilmington, N.C., on Monday, March 11, 2013, at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Catherine Powell officiating.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church parish hall.

The family requests no flowers. In memory of Lannie, contributions may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1406 Physician’s Drive, Wilmington, N.C., or to one’s favorite charity.

Our family would like to thank Dr. Kenneth Kotz, Nurse Susan, and all the staff at Cape Fear Cancer Specialists for their dedication in helping Lannie fight cancer.

We are so blessed and thankful for the time God allowed us to have with Lannie. He will be deeply missed.

I waited patiently for the Lord. He turned to me and heard my cry. Psalm 40:1

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  • March 09, 2013
    Bob Walsak says:
    Condolences to the family. I'm glad that I had the opportunity to have known and to have worked with Lannie for many years at DuPont. He was an exceptional human being. I'm sure we'll meet again in another life. ....Wally

  • March 09, 2013
    Tom Norris and Jan Pitts says:
    Sorry for your loss. Lannie was a very special person, that never met a stranger. I am very thankful for all that he did for our children. He is with God now and not suffering.

  • March 09, 2013
    Tricia Vance says:
    Our deepest sympathies on the loss of a son, husband, brother, father and grandfather. May your memories and your faith comfort you in this time of loss.

  • March 09, 2013
    Dean & Janice Covington says:
    Our deepest sympathies are extended to each member of Lannie's precious family. May the Amazing Grace of God's Wonderful Love and His Magnificent Peace engulf each one of you with the precious awareness Lanny is now healed and at home with The Heavenly Father.

  • March 11, 2013
    Betty Sowa says:
    Gail and Family, My heart goes out to all of you. I am praying God will comfort you in the months and years ahead. Betty Sowa DAK Americas Fayetteville, NC