Mary Payne Lomax

Mary Payne Lomax, age 93, of Toccoa, Georgia formerly of the Mud Creek Community went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 13, 2020, following an extended illness.

Mrs. Lomax was born April 6, 1927, in Habersham County, Georgia to the late Lemuel and Tressie Morris Payne. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Crawford Lomax; daughters, Susan Lomax, Lavon Caudell; and nine siblings. She was the last of her immediate family. Mrs. Lomax was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church where she sang in the choir. She received a lifetime achievement award for her singing of old Irish Ballads; and also had a book published about her, “Mary Lomax Ballad Book America’s Great 21st Century Traditional Singer”. Mary was loved by everyone who knew her and loved everyone she knew.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Dwight and Cynthia Lomax, of Eastanollee; Doyle and Beverly Lomax, of Alto; son, Gerald Lomax, of Dahlonega; sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and Kay Lomax, of Cleveland; Shannon and Karen Lomax, of Lula; sixteen grandchildren, thirty-five great-grandchildren; and ten great-great-grandchildren.

A Private Funeral Service will be held at the Crossroads Baptist Church with Rev. Keith Chambers and Rev. Austin Kelley officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

A Public Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the Crossroads Baptist Church, 600 Yonah Post Road, Alto, GA 30510.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Whitfield Funeral Homes & Crematory, South Chapel at 1370 Industrial Boulevard, Baldwin, Georgia 30511. Telephone: 706-778-7123

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