In Memory Of Lanita Dawn McGee






Sunrise 04-18-1974  Sunset  10-11-2020

In Memory of Lanita Dawn McGee

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” II Timothy 4:7

The Celebration of a Life Well Lived shared highlights from Lanita’s journey before and after her diagnosis with NF2 (Neurofibromatosis type 2) which occurred the year she graduated from undergraduate school with a Bachelor of Arts in Business with a minor in Computer Science. Being informed that her future could possibly include hearing impairment, she, proactively, went right out and signed up for sign language classes at St. Rita School for the Deaf in Cincinnati. She taught her parents and offered to teach others.

For 24 years, she endured more than 14 landmark surgeries, radiation, various medications, and infusion therapies that stunted tumor growth and alleviated a variety of accompanying symptoms. Until recently, as a homeowner, she pursued continuing education opportunities, served as a business consultant to helping ministries and encouraged others, even from her hospital bed. Testifying to her tenacity are 3 friends (“sista-girls”) who maintained their friendship as confidants through high school, college and into adulthood.

Lanita’s early years included a love of music, musical accomplishments in flute, violin and piano, and participation in choirs. As a student of the Bible early in life, she maintained her faith in God, hope, and looked to the comfort and wisdom of His Word. Her extracurricular activities brought out leadership abilities as she participated in modeling training and experience, young professional and Christian youth groups.

Later, she earned an additional bachelor’s degree in dietetics. During the 7 years at Proctor & Gamble there was travel, vacations, entrepreneurial endeavors that used her knowledge and skills to help others in the areas of business, information technology and nutritional consultation. Throughout these years, she established and maintained relationships in the NF2 Crew community that spans within and outside of the U.S.

The NF2 motto is “Never Give Up!” Lanita included in her will instructions to direct a portion of her estate to NF2 research for a cure. 

Thank you for joining her ongoing fight to cure NF2.

NF2 BioSolutions is confident that gene/cell/immuno therapies for the NF2 rare disorder will be a cure and halt the progression of the tumors created by this disorder. Here are currently the 4 different novel approaches that NF2 BioSolutions non-profit is accelerating:

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Ann Burke | $20

Teresa Hockney | $20

Just as Lanita kept her faith. Now it's up to us. So let us continue this journey for her. With love hope, prayers and continued faith for a cure for NF2.

Family Robertson | $100

From Roberson family

Bryant Smith | $175

Phyllis Lee | $200

Lanita was a beautiful, loving person who was an angel on earth! With love from your Ohio Gathering family - Sarah O, Beth D, Kim M, Shanna W, Steve, and Phyllis

Leslie Schultz

We never knew Lanita, but can tell she mirrors her parents, Clay and Gladys, who hold a special place in our hearts. Love, Rick and Leslie

Kallie Parson | $50/M

From Kallie Parson and family. Rest well my beautiful friend

Shirley Davis | $50

Ed Davis | $25

From the Ed Davis Family

Min. Pat Speller | $25

Raymond & Leticia Heard | $50

From Raymond & Leticia Heard

anonymous anonymous | $170

Kim Walker & Lynette White Walker/White | $25

Ida & Danyelle Heard | $50

Kim & Paul Brown | $20

From Kim & Paul

Family Anderson | $100

The Anderson Family

Ralph McGee | $100

From Ralph McGee & Family