Thomas Jerry Lomax

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Reverend Thomas Jerry Lomax Arden – Rev. Thomas J. Lomax, 78, of Arden, died unexpectedly Thursday, February 13, 2014. A native of Union Co., NC, he was a son of the late Thomas and Willard Helms Lomax. He was also preceded in death by one granddaughter, Jamie Parham, as well as one brother, Donny Lomax. Rev. Lomax first started his ministry by serving as a chaplain in the United States Army. He later went on to earn his Master of Divinity from Southeastern Seminary in Winston-Salem. He later pastored several churches including Mountain Grove Baptist Church in Lenoir and served as associate Pastor with Merrimon Avenue Baptist Church. He also enjoyed organizing Christian tours. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Katherine Ford Lomax; four daughters, Teresa Clark and her husband, Adam, of Fort Mill, SC, Susan McGill and her husband, Billy, of Candler, Sandra Parham and her husband, James, of Leicester and Kim Brank and her husband, Scott, of Easley, SC; three sons, Jeff Lomax and his wife, Theresa, of Anderson, SC, Mark Lomax and his wife, Danette, of Charlotte, NC and John Ward and his wife, Tammy, of Easley, SC; one sister, Ann Ballard of Charlotte, NC; one brother, Bobby Lomax of Charlotte, NC; thirteen grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at Merrimon Avenue Baptist Church with the Rev. Daniel L. Dockery, Rev. Bill Bigham and Rev. John Ward officiating. The family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Samaritan's Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607 ( Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.

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  1. Reverend Lomax was a dear and kind person. I remember him fondly from his pastorate at Mountain Grove; and I remember, too, his wonderful ready smile. May God bless and comfort each one of you – his dear loved ones….I know your loss is heavy and he will be greatly missed.
    Jeff, Mark, and Teresa – I still remember you and your years of growing up while at Mountain Grove….Your dad loved you very much! (Kathleen Beane Curtis)

  2. Family you are in our prayers during this difficult time. Know that Tom was very special to our family during severall losses.

  3. I knew Tom as a child growing up and he was always the same, someone you could trust as a friend. I am sure you have many good memories to comfort you at this time. He will be greatly missed. Jesse McGee

  4. My Thoughts And Prayers Are With You And Your Family. God Bless You All.
    Angela Simmons – Pike Electric Fleet and Support Operations

  5. Katy & Family, We are thinking of you all, and keeping you in our prayers. Rev. Lomax was a kind, and gentle man. He will be missed. He was there for our family, and had a beautiful service for our Mom at Merrimon Ave. Baptist. May God bless each one of you at this time, and always. Steve& Rita(Scarborough) Norman & Family

  6. Dear Aund Katie and Family,
    I wish we could be there with you. Please remember,
    we are thinking of you all and sending our prayers to comfort you during this time.
    All of our Love to you,
    from Sabrina and all of the Fords and Bunches on the west coast

  7. Aunt Katy and Family: You have been on my mind and in my prayers since I heard the news about Tom. I wish I could be there to give you a big hug, Aunt Katy, but I know you’ll feel God’s arms around you, and that’s a lot better than any comfort that I could give you. God bless each of you.

  8. Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Tom and I were good friends and traveled a lot of miles together.

  9. we are sorry for your loss, tom was great minister and good friend, he will be missed but we will see him again when we meet with him in heaven.

  10. My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Rev. Tom Lomax. He was a wonderful, kind man that will truly be missed. Heaven is celebrating.
    God Bless,
    Anne Buckner

  11. I was so blessed to have known Tom while I was at Merrimon Avenue Baptist. Such a kind hearted and Christlike man who just exuded the love of Christ in all that he did. Prayers for Katy and the family. God’s peace and comfort to you during this time. Rev. Jon Gibson

  12. Katy, we were so saddened to learn today of Tom’s passing; however, we do not mourn as those who have no hope. We know that Tom is rejoicing now in the presence of his Savior. We will continue to pray for your comfort in Jesus.

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