Lionel S. Lomax
FORT VALLEY, GA- Mr. Lionel Smythe Lomax passed from death to eternal life on July 27, 2013.
He was born on March 9, 1959 to Mr. Leon "Stan" Lomax and Mrs. Mary L. Lomax in Brunswick, Georgia and later moved to Fort Valley, Georgia where his father and mother joined Fort Valley State University as Coach/ Assistant President and Home Economics/ Purchasing (Assistant and Director), respectively. Lionel attended Peach County Schools and earned the B.A. in Political Science from Fort Valley State College. He subsequently earned a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Georgia State College.
Most recently, Lionel worked passionately and tirelessly as a Special Education teacher of the youth at Peach County High School. He was honored for his role as a teacher and developed a unique professional relationship with the children that facilitated their ongoing development and strengthened their skills. He supported his students and challenged them to pursue their goals with diligence and appreciate their unique talents and abilities, to contribute to their greater good.
Lionel played competitive tennis as a student and also enjoyed playing golf. He had a natural affinity for, and enjoyment of, computer science and technology. He was an avid reader and was a student of world affairs. He was a political scientist, in the true sense of the word.
He leaves behind to forever cherish his memory his loving family; his father, Mr. Leon "Stan" Lomax, his mother, Mrs. Mary Campbell Lomax, his sisters Mrs. Linda V. Brown (Robert, Esq.) and Dr. Laraine Lomax Kvitek, nephews Mr. Troy Brown and Mr. Talon Brown, nieces Victoria, Christiana, and Chiara Kvitek, a loving extended family, and numerous friends.
Visitation will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday July 31, 2013 in the chapel of Edwards Funeral Home, 409 Preston Street, Fort Valley, Georgia. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 12:00 noon on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 1000 State College Drive, Fort Valley, Georgia.
The Lomax family would like to extend a deep and heartfelt thank you to the entire Heart of Georgia Hospice community for the kindness, respect, dignity, and remarkable care provided during his illness. In addition, the family would like to extend their gratitude to the entire community for their love and support.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that you consider donations to the work of Heart of Georgia Hospice, 1120 Morningside Drive, Perry, Georgia 31069, ATTN: Director Kathleen Jackson or St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 1000 State College Drive, Fort Valley, Georgia 31030.
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Published in The Telegraph on July 30, 2013