James E. Lamar, 79, a retired Professor of 30 years at Miami-Dade College - North Campus, departed this life on March 18, 2014 in Montgomery, Alabama. He was a very active member at his church, Morning Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church participating in the choir and on the Educational Committee. James also belonged to several organizations, including the Alabama State University Alumni Association, the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity for 55 years (Sigma Alpha Chapter, Miami Gardens, FL and Sigma Phi Chapter, Montgomery, AL) and the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, with his most recent membership at Entwine Lodge #1 of the Most Worshipful Cypress (Miami, FL).
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He leaves to cherish his memory his daughters Veronica L. (Oren) Ferguson of Shorter, Alabama; Pamela (Charles) Lamar-Dukes of Miami Gardens, Florida; sons Deric (Torre) Lamar and Reggie Taylor, both of Miami Gardens, Florida. His step-daughters, Renee (Elijah) Regan of Palm Beach, Florida, Monica (Daryl) Branton of Miami, Florida and Ciera Johnson of Montgomery, Alabama. His three sisters, Gracie (Ferby) Everett of Pensacola, Florida; Jerline Kilpatrick and Lucille Lamar, both of Paterson, New Jersey; a sister-in-law Ethel Lamar of Niagara Falls, New York; sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and James Jenkins of Springdale, Maryland; sister-in-law Angeline S. Neeley of Hinesville, Georgia; ex-wife and life-long friend Annie J. Alexander of Montgomery, Alabama; Fourteen grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Ross-Clayton Funeral Home
1412 Adams Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36102
Funeral, Saturday, March 29, 2014 (two services)
Morning Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church
1309 Edgar D. Nixon Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36101
Springhill Missionary Baptist Church
3105 Leon Tower Road, Dozier, AL 36028
Ross Clayton Funeral Home - Montgomery
1412 Adams Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36104
Published in the Montgomery Advertiser on Mar. 27, 2014