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Rev. Rollie Green Lomax, Sr.

January 11, 1929 ~ April 1, 2024 (age 95) 95 Years Old

Rev. Rollie Lomax, Sr. Obituary

Rollie Green Wilson Lomax, the son of the late Theodore Roosevelt Lomax and Rosalie Edwards Lomax, found eternal peace on April 1, 2024, in the comfort and love of his home surrounded by his children who sang and prayed with him as he transitioned.  Rollie was a man of great strength, integrity, and courage.

​Rollie was born on January 11, 1929, in Calverton, Virginia.  He was the seventh of nine children.  His early years were spent toiling on his family’s 100-acre farm.  Rollie often shared stories of working on the farm and the hard work required to till the soil for the next crop. While this work was not easy, he somehow found joy in it and nearly every year, he grew vegetables in the backyard of his home, on a much smaller scale.  Perhaps, it was this farm work that made him the hard worker that he was.  Rollie demonstrated complete dedication to any project that he undertook.  

Rollie’s early education was completed through the school system of Fauquier County.  On June 2, 1942, Rollie graduated from Rosenwald High School and embarked upon life.  Prior to graduation, he began his employment with the Hechinger Company, an early home improvement company. He worked for this company for 50 years. He worked in a variety of positions and retired as a member of Hechinger’s management team.  He maintained a close and warm relationship with the founder of Hechinger’s, John Hechinger.  Along the way, he was recognized for his dedication and commitment to Hechinger’s. In the late 1970’s, Rollie owned and operated a small construction company.  He and a partner did small home construction and improvements for home in the DC metropolitan area.  After he retired in 1991, he found work with the Fauquier County Schools as a bus driver for special needs students.  He loved this job and described it as a labor of love and not a job. After several years, he finally retired.  During retirement, Rollie enjoyed working with his hands.  He built a deck around his home and converted his garage into his man cave.  Half of his garage was devoted to trains and the other half was for his vast collections of tools and other things needed for his entertainment and work.  Being outdoors, working in his yard was a favorite pastime.  And he would never turn down a game of checkers.

Rollie was baptized at any early age at Cross Roads Baptist Church and participated in the various activities of the Church.  Cross Roads was an integral part of his life and laid the foundation for his faith in God and his Christian service.  When Rollie was not working, he was at the Saint John’s Baptist Church working and toiling for the Lord.  He served as a Deacon and worked in any ministry that his talents and skills were needed. In the early 1990’s he accepted the call to preach the Gospel.  Reverend Lomax was ordained on April 17, 1993, and served Saint John’s faithfully as its assistant pastor for many years.  More recently, he was affiliated with the Ebenezer Baptist Church.  Perhaps, one of his great passions was the Church and its work.  He wanted all to know the goodness of the Lord and the salvation and joy that was founded in serving God.  He lived the Word, studied the Word, and believed in the Word.  His thirst for the Word of God led him to study at the Southwest Bible College and Seminary where he received both his Bachelor of Art and Master’s degrees in theology.  His favorite scripture was the 23rd Psalm.

Rollie loved his family, his wife and his seven children.  He was a capable provider and made certain that his family had all that they needed and some of what they wanted.  While loving, he was a disciplinarian of the old school variety.  He enjoyed seeing his children succeed and enjoyed having them around him.  He loved his children but perhaps he loved his grandchildren and great grandchildren even more.  He doted on them and offered big hugs and kisses at every opportunity.     

Rollie leaves to celebrate and cherish his memory his seven children: Marion, Constance, Rollie-Jr.(Regina), Theodora, Arthur, William(Cynthia), and Elliott.  In addition, 17 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren, his beloved sister, Gladys Thompson, a host of nieces and nephews, god children: Davida and Curtis Thomas; and his beloved dog, Max.

Rollie is predeceased by his wife, Georgenia; his son, Kenneth; his parents, and seven of his nine siblings.  

Family will receive friends on Monday, April 8, 2024, from 10 am until 11 am with funeral services starting at 11 am at Oak Shade Baptist Church, 3287 Old Catlett Road, Catlett, VA, 20119.  Rev. Dr. Barnabus D. Sewell will deliver the eulogy.
 
Interment will be in Oak Shade Baptist Church Cemetery, Catlett, VA.

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Services

Visitation
Monday
April 8, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Oak Shade Baptist Church
3287 Old Catlett Road
Catlett, VA 20119

Funeral Service
Monday
April 8, 2024

11:00 AM
Oak Shade Baptist Church
3287 Old Catlett Road
Catlett, VA 20119

24 Hour Viewing
Monday
April 8, 2024

4:00 PM

Interment Following Funeral Service
Monday
April 8, 2024

Oak Shade Baptist Church Cemetery
3287 Old Catlett Road
Catlett, VA 20119

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