On Monday, August 2, Martha C. Lomax went home to be with the Lord, at the age of 93. She was born on September 16, 1927, to the late William and Bertha Carter in Croaker Virginia. She was the 9th of 10 children. All of whom preceded her in death with the exception of her youngest sister, Hazel Pierce who still resides in Croaker.
Martha graduated from Bruton Heights in 1945. A few years later she married James Cumber. This union was blessed with one daughter, Hattie Cumber Cameron. Several years later, after the death of her husband, she was one of the first to purchase a home in Carver Gardens. Soon thereafter she met the man of her dreams, Percell A. Lomax. On November 6, 1954, they were united in holy matrimony and were blessed with four children: Percell Jr, Bruce, Don, and Rita. They were blessed with fifty-seven years of marital bliss until Percell was called to eternal rest.
Martha Lomax was fun-loving and had a genuine love for her family, friends, and neighbors. She worked at the Williamsburg Lodge retiring after thirty-three years of service. She was a member of Colossian Baptist Church where she enjoyed singing in the second senior choir. She was also a member of the Philodendron Club, was a master seamstress, loved bowling, and became famous for doing the “huckabuck” at Morningside Assisted Living where she was given the name “Ms. Huckabuck.” As she got older, she would often say, “I’ve had a good life.” Martha will be greatly missed but always remembered.
Her memory will forever be cherished by her children, Percell A. Lomax Jr., Bruce Lomax, Don Lomax (Jeanetter), and Rita Johnson (Winston); six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 7, 2021, at Colossian Baptist Church with Dr. Peter A. Evans officiating. Livestream will be available at the beginning of this service. Interment to follow in the church cemetery. Mrs. Lomax may be viewed in the church one hour prior to her service on Saturday.
Professional services entrusted to the staff of Whiting’s Funeral Home, 7005 Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185. 757-229-3011 whitingsfuneralhome.com
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