Sean Thomas Lanning, age 15, of Perry was born on June 23, 2003 and passed away on Friday, January 4, 2019. He enjoyed playing video games, spending time outside with friends, fishing and swimming. Sean loved reading comics- his favorite characters were Calvin and Hobbs. He was well liked and loved by many. Sean was very smart and had an inquisitive mind. He is survived by Mother, Amanda Sweaney; Father, Michael Lanning; Stepfather, Claude Sweaney; Siblings, Korrine Lanning, Anthony Lanning, Haleigh Sweaney & Amelia Lanning; Aunts & Uncles, Scott & Rebekah Madsen, Katherine Gainous, Jeremy Gainous, Christina Hensley, Shannon Aldridge, Mark & Kendra Evans; Grandparents, Roger Gainous, LeAnn & Ron Blinzler; Danny & Elizabeth Sweaney; Great Grandparents, Elaine Dixon. The family will receive friends from 12:00- 2:00PM on Thursday, January 10, 2019 with the funeral service following at 2:00PM at Wages & Sons Funeral Home, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway Lawrenceville, GA 30046. 770-277-4550. His time here was but for a moment; yet his impact on those whom knew him will be left for years. Like a drop in a pond the ripples he made here on earth will be a positive influence on many lives. He will be sorely missed. Online condolences may be expressed at

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  1. Sean was a bright and amazing young man.
    If you ever sat and had a conversation with this young man, right away you would know he was wise beyond his years. I had the pleasure of knowing him and growing to love him and his siblings. Sean became apart of my family and more importantly my heart. I will miss you dearly Sean and you will never be forgotten.

  2. Sean… you were an amazing young man. You were so intelligent with such an old soul! It was a pleasure to have you become part of my heart. You will be missed immensely. Fly high Sean!

  3. Sean,
    You will always hold a special place in our hearts and in our memories-soar with the angels young man- you and grandpa got this!
    Aunt Theresa and Uncle Dean

  4. Sean,

    I cannot find the words my heart wants to express. Your heart and soul were beautiful. You made me laugh and you always had a precious mischievous grin. You will forever be in my heart.
    Ms Evans

  5. Sean,
    I remember you as a feisty and incredibly sweet kindergartner. You and I spent a lot of time together in my kindergarten class and I always thought of you as one of my favorites. I remember being so excited when I found out you had moved back to GA after being away for several years and how excited your friends were that you were back! You are an incredible person and I know you are happy and flying with the angels now. Love you little guy!

  6. All kids leave a footprint in their teacher’s heart but Sean left so much more. He was full of life and I could tell even in first grade he was going to do great things. His smile would light up a room and always knew when you needed a hug. I thought about him often and still have his picture in my classroom because he always brought a smile to my face. He was loved dearly by many of us and will be missed! I will see him again one day and know he is no longer hurting. His amazing Aunt and Uncle, wonderful cousins and all those who loved him will be in my continued thoughts and prayers.

  7. Sean, I really never got the chance to really know you, but I know your spirit will flow around us to help with the sadness and loneliness. My god bless your soul

  8. Sean, Wish I could have been with you more in life. Please know that we all love and will continue to keep you in our hearts and souls. My God wrap his loving arms around you and you find the peace you seek.
    Uncle a Edward & Aunt Donna

  9. You are and always will be one of my Best & Brightest! As you 6th grade math teacher I was always amazed at your amazing level of intellect and creativity. You have forever left an impression and impact on me….

    I can still remember you taking the time to stop by our classroom to say good bye before moving and the sweet hug given – you will never be forgotten Sean! You are forever my student

  10. Sean was a good boy who like to stay to his self and he never did missed with nodoby I know him I wen we first meet him I will missy you and keep yo head up

  11. Sean we really miss you. You will never be forgotten. You were the greatest person anyone one could have in there life. I wish I could have spent more time with you. Have fun in heaven I will she you one day. Fly high buddy

  12. CandleImageOh sean. This news rocked me to my core. I wish i could have reached out and found you. Hope your watching over korrine and Anthony . rest up bub . you will always be my siblings

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