Dakota Austin Lane

August 8, 1996 - March 10, 2015

08/08/1996 - 03/10/2015

Dakota “Cody” Austin Lane, 18, of Virginia Beach, VA died early Tuesday, March 10th. He was born on August 8, 1996 to Stephanie Lane of Virginia Beach and Christopher Lane of Richmond, VA. He graduated from Kellam High School in 2014 and was attending ECPI. Cody was a fun-loving young man who enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his little brother, Dallas. He had a remarkable sense of humor and enjoyed being the life of the party. His amazing creative spirit brought joy to us all. Cody is survived by his mother Stephanie and brother Dallas along with his father Christopher and siblings Skylar, Cole, Caden, and Kennedy. He leaves his maternal grandparents, Janet and John Williams of Moyock, NC and paternal grandparents, Terri and Rick Lane of Fairmont, WV. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Services are being handled by Altmeyer Funeral Home located at 5792 Greenwich Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23462. The viewing will be held Saturday, March 14th from 3pm – 5pm with funeral services beginning at 5pm. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Red Cross in memory of Dakota Austin Lane. We may never fully understand why Cody was taken from us so soon but we enjoyed the time we did have with him. Thank you, Cody, for all your love and we hope you know how very proud we are of you. We will never forget you. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.alymeyer.com.

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Deana Marshall
8 years ago

Chris and Stacy, my heart goes out to you. I send you this prayer.


Aunt Deana

“Heavenly Father you see my broken heart, my despair, my heartache, my loneliness. When my little girl/boy left this earth so did a part of me. I know that I will never be the same. I pour out all my longings and pain to you. You knew my child from the moment of conception. You are the Author and Finisher of our Faith. You wrote out how many days my beloved would be on this earth. None of this was a surprise to you – just to us.

Lord, I know that my son/daughter is home safe with you. I know that he/she is in your arms. It is only time and space that seperates us – nothing more. Right now Lord give my darling a big wet kiss from me. Tell him/her that I still have work to do on this earth. Let him/her know that all I need to do is touch my heart and at that very moment we are together again. One day it will be permanent.

Lord while I continue this journey I ask that you give me peace, grace and strength to make it through each day. Each day make my purpose here on earth clearer. Let my son’s/daughter’s legacy live on in every life that I touch and every heart that I reach. Lord, today heal my wounds. Fill me with your love. Fill me with your power. Fill me with hope. Give me a future to look forward to. Show me your goodness. Lord, never let my heart grow bitter, angry, resentful or hard. Keep my heart tender as my son’s was.

Lord, help me to continue to see that you are still a good God. Lord, help me to once again praise you. Help my mind to be focused on the good that you have done – not on anything that is bad or negative. Help me to once again trust. Lord help me to once again love.”

In Jesus name we pray. amen Author unknown.

Jessica Maxson
8 years ago

Cody was a good, new friend of mine. We clicked instantly when we met and we had plans to play WoW together when he got his computer fix. He was a big help to the Anime Club. Even though he was a new member, he was known as Sun God due to his contributions to the ClassCraft project, and became family to us quickly. When we got the news, the club was devastated. We’ll miss him deeply and Sun God will never be forgotten.

Anne Faircloth
8 years ago

Cody was a student in my English class his sophomore year at Kellam High School. I want you to know that he touched my life. He would always greet me in the halls with a hello and a heartwarming smile. I send his family and friends my deepest sympathy. “Once a Knight, always a Knight.”

Amber Hatfield
8 years ago

Cody, I wish you’d had a chance to grow old. I wish you’d had the chance to live out your dreams. It will never make sense to me that you are gone. God had a plan for you before you were born. He took you home to be with him. Stephanie, Dallas you both have an angel watching over you as he loved you both so much. It’s not for us to question God or ask why. 1 Corinthians 3:16-17, Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s spirit lives in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him; for Gods temple is sacred, and you Cody are that temple. Your life will live on in those that love you and God will take care of those who destroyed his temple. Watch over your brother he will need you there in spirit. Remind your mother you are there for her and help her heal. You’ll be in Heaven with your father pray to him to guide and help the ones left behind. All to soon we will rejoin and our hearts will share love again. Until then sleep and rest the lord will bring home those you love and rejoice in their love and in the fathers love. Amber Hatfield

jake thomas
8 years ago

Dakota was a good friend.

He was kind at heart and a really mellow. He was there for anyone that needed it.

Never going to forget him

8 years ago

I did not know your loved one. I was on the website for another individual. I saw the picture and was drawn to it, because I have a child near his age that graduated from another local high school. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Brandon Parnoff
8 years ago

I didn’t get to know you long. To me, I knew him best as “Izra Coda”, a nickname he had chosen for his character in a test class a bunch of us had worked hard to setup. He had been assigned as a member of my team and we all had fun during the short time we had. Our story will never be the same without him… We will forever remember. May he rest in peace.

Nova Augustson
8 years ago

I wish I got to know you better in class, and that I could be there to say “Goodbye”, but I’m not so great at funerals so I’m here now to see you off to the other side. May you sleep well in eternal happiness, Sun God.

Morgan Hatfield
8 years ago

I’m sending my prayers to Stephanie, Jason, Dallas, The Lane and Williams Family. I loved Cody with all of my heart. We spent every waking moment together for four years, I wouldn’t change any of those moments for anything. My sun rose and set in him. I protected him and tried to guide him. I saw nothing but the good in him, and I wanted him to see it too. I still can’t believe he is gone. All I know know is no one can hurt him again, no one can ever call him a name, take him for granted, or let him down. I know Cody is safe now in Heaven and enjoying his wings. He is so free and just as handsome as ever. I refuse to say he has died, he’s just going away for a while, he’s just taking a break from this awful unfair world, he wasn’t saying goodbye just that he’ll see us soon. Death leaves us with a heartache no one can heal, but love leaves us with a memory no one can steal. I will think of you everyday and you will forever have a place in my heart. You’re home now. I love you.

Chris and Debi Davidson
8 years ago

Jason, Stephanie, Dallas, and Family, Please know my wife and I are deeply saddened to learn of your loss late this afternoon at work. We extend our most sincere condolences to you all and we are keeping your entire family in prayer for that Comfort, Strength, and Healing only Christ can provide. In love and sympathy, Chris and Debi Davidson

Veronica Rivera
8 years ago

My Condolences are with you and your family. May he SIP.

8 years ago

My condolences go out to the Lane family. I attended school with Cody and was a friend of his. For his age, he was wise beyond his years. We shared a love for conspiracy theories, Anonymous, and Frozen among other things :. I’m going to miss his smile and encouraging words the most. I remember him saying he loved children and couldn’t wait to start a family of his own one day. I hoped that one day my son Caden and his brother Dallas could have a play day one day since they are close in age. I am here for your family if you need anything. Thank the Lord this is only a temporary plane of existence and we shall all be reunited again at some point in time. If you need ANYTHING, I am here for you all.

Anita Monroe
8 years ago

My prayers and sympathy go out to your family in the loss of your son. I wish you sweet memories.

Bridget Squire
8 years ago

Sincere condolences to the family. I will be praying that God shelter each and everyone of the family members with lots of love at this time of your loss. May he strengthen all of you daily. NCPSO VP. Bridget Squire and family.

Tiffany Avery
8 years ago

Step, J, and Dallas – May the memories of Cody and the love of family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead.

R. Houston
8 years ago


My heart is heavy and filled with prayers for you and your family!!!

God will truly keep you covered and give ease as he comforts you, through this time of need.

Miss you!

Judy & Carl Coleman
8 years ago

Stephanie and family, just wanted you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers.I’m praying for peace and comfort that only God provides. God bless all of you! Judy and Carl

Joyce DeBerry
8 years ago

Stephanie I was so saddened today to hear of Cody’s passing. I remembered him when we worked on the same team at Verizon. He was such a handsome little guy. And you loved him so much and was so proud of him. At one point in my life I could only imagine the pain you are feeling but now I can say I totally understand it. I had to believe that God had to take my son when he did to spare him of something that would have been far more tragic in his life. I found comfort in knowing that God loves me and He would never do anything to hurt me. You must trust that God knows best. It is one of the worse things you will go through, but you will go through it victoriously. Be strong and of good cheer. Please reach out to me if you ever have a need to talk with someone who understands. I am on Facebook and my phone is listed. I would so love to help you during this time. I am so thankful that you have Dallas. I can still remember our conversation before you had him. See God knew you would need him because He knows our end before our beginning. Love you lady.

Renita Moss
8 years ago


My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

My sincere condolences.

Renita Moss and Family

Anne and John Andrews
8 years ago

We are so sorry for the loss of your son.

Talked to Cody last week and told him what a great big brother he was. He was so proud and told me all about what was going on with his little brother.You could tell how much he loved him.

Every time we saw him he always friendly and made a point to talk to us.

Our deepest condolences to you all.

Melissa Hosein
8 years ago

We are so sorry for your loss. The few times we had the chance of meeting Cody you could tell he was a fun person to be around and full of life and character. Our prayers are with the family during this very difficult time.

Nancy and Dan Fuller
8 years ago

With our deepest sympathy. A beautiful boy who had to leave us too soon. We only knew you briefly Cody but you won our hearts. Love aunt nancy and uncle dan

8 years ago

Words can’t express how sorry I am to hear about this. To my family you are all in my prayers and everyone’s at church. I’m sorry I couldn’t be there. I love you all and he will be missed by us all. Everyone keep your heads held high and remember him always. Rejoice knowing he’s in a far better place than the world we live in today. My pastors Bill & Wanda Blume also send their regards. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

Melissa Gray
8 years ago

Words cannot express how sorry I was to hear this news. I know that nothing I can say to you right now will take away the pain, but I pray that God will watch over you and your family and somehow you will have peace. God bless you all.