Family Login:


Share This Obituary
Resources

Send Flowers
 Local Florists


Memories & Candles

“Sincere condolences to the family. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure in your heart and it lives forever. May the...Read More »
1 of 25 | Posted by: A friend

“I am so sorry for your loss, Michael was a good guy. My memory is always when you allowed me to bring my Granddaughter to the dinner and sat with us....Read More »
2 of 25 | Posted by: Mary Finney - Glenolden, PA

“Dear Lanham Family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss and our deepest condolences to you all, God Bless. The Arehart Family ”
3 of 25 | Posted by: Bob Arehart - Indialantic, FL

“David, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. ”
4 of 25 | Posted by: Wendy Watring - Stephens City, VA

“I send my deepest condolences to you and your family. Sorry for your lost. Mr. Dave Lanham used to be my General Manager from LSG Sky Chefs. ”
5 of 25 | Posted by: Angela Dizon - NJ - Coworker

“Dear Lanham family. Our deepest sympathy to all the family.May you find peace and love in the memories you cherish.Respectfully.Ruiz Family. ”
6 of 25 | Posted by: Fernando Ruiz - Dallas, TX

“I am lost at words n now lost here on earth without you,I don't understand nor will I ever on why and how this has happened,you are a part of who I...Read More »
7 of 25 | Posted by: San-d Clohecy - Los Angeles, CA

“Dear Dave,Bonnie & BrittanyI cannot even express my sadness over your loss Michael was a giant teddy bear who always had a smile for everyone he...Read More »
8 of 25 | Posted by: Lisa Shull - Prospect Park, PA

“Brittany, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Despite your loss, your father will continue to watch over you from a better...Read More »
9 of 25 | Posted by: Donna and Mark (Manley) Jacobs - DE

“I am at a loss for words. I can't imagine the pain and sorrow. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
10 of 25 | Posted by: Candice Crawford - Bensenville, IL

“Our hearts break with yours at this terrible loss. Words fail us, except to say that our comfort and hope come from the Lord. Our thoughts and...Read More »
11 of 25 | Posted by: Gary and Marla Streit - Nashville, TN

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of your son Michael. No words can describe how sorry we are for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you...Read More »
12 of 25 | Posted by: John and Sandy Bell - Woodlyn, PA

“The Hoffman grieves with you on your loss. ”
13 of 25 | Posted by: Brenda H - Hamilton, VA - friend

“You will be missed ”
14 of 25 | Posted by: Glen Shubert - Wilmington, DE

“I'm so sorry for ur loss. Mike was an awesome man and loved his daughter more than anything. Didn't know him to well but he was always kind and...Read More »
15 of 25 | Posted by: Danielle M - Newark, DE - Friend

“We will miss you Big Mike. You were truly a "Gentle Giant" especially to our grandsons, Patrick, James, and Lil B. ”
16 of 25 | Posted by: Cam Mancari

“Rest in peace Big Mike. You touched a lot of lives , and your "bigger than life" presence in this world will be missed. The Mancari Family ”
17 of 25 | Posted by: Dom Mancari - Hockessin, DE

“To family and friends of Michael, my deepest sympathy to you at this time. May good memories of Michael stay in your minds and hearts and help you...Read More »
18 of 25 | Posted by: Virginia Cruz - Kissimmee, FL

“I will never foeget you mike. We love you...rest easy ”
19 of 25 | Posted by: Lisa Hunter - New Castle, DE

“Sending special love and prayers to you, David and Bonnie, and all your family. May God comfort your hearts as only He can! ”
20 of 25 | Posted by: Louis and Charlotte Staubs - MI

“I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Michael,my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of mourning, may God send peace and comfort to...Read More »
21 of 25 | Posted by: Pat Streit - Winchester, VA

“My deepest condolences to you, Annette and your family. Michael will definitely be missed by all ”
22 of 25 | Posted by: Donna Comer - Albert Lea, MN

“I'm so sorry, the world has lost a beautiful soul. I'm sending love and prayers to all of you.I wish I was closer , so i could come to the service...Read More »
23 of 25 | Posted by: Lori Zeller - Murfreesboro, TN

“Mr. and Mrs Lanham, my sincere condolences to you both and your family. I can remember Michael as a little boy playing football in the front yard on...Read More »
24 of 25 | Posted by: Dave Burgess - Seattle, WA

“Reamembering our Michael with love, Aunt Polly ”
25 of 25 | Posted by: Catherine Ewton - Nashville, TN


Michael Todd Lanham, age 41, of Bear, DE, passed away on April 19, 2017. Michael was a graduate of Glasgow High School Class of 1994, where he played football and baseball. He loved his job working for ICS at the Port of Wilmington as a heavy equipment operator.

The center of Michael's world was his daughter, Brittany. They shared an unbreakable bond, and she was his proudest accomplishment. Michael was known for his huge heart and willingness to help anyone, especially his family. He always had the backs of those he cared about.

Michael brought a resounding presence into every room he entered, and he always radiated the most positive energy of anyone there. His smile was contagious, and he had a wonderful sense of humor. Michael loved football and was an avid Chicago Bears fan. He loved to match his outfits with his epic Jordan collection.

In addition to his daughter, Brittany, Michael leaves behind his devoted parents, David and Bonnie Lanham of Bear; his brother David Lanham (Maria) of Winchester, Virginia; his sister Annette McDermott (John) of Bear; two nephews, David and John; three nieces, Amanda, Sara, and Sierra; his four-legged best friend, Cody, and many extended family and friends.

A celebration of Michael's life will be held on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 1 PM at Beeson Funeral Home, 2053 Pulaski Highway, Newark, DE, 19702. Friends may call on Monday, April 24, 2017 from 6 to 8 PM at the funeral home.