Ethelyn Lee Lomax

May 20, 1935 - July 08, 2016 

Ethelyn Lee Lomax

May 20, 1935 - July 08, 2016 

Obituary for Ethelyn Lee Lomax

Ethelyn (Ethel) Lee Howard was born on May 20, 1935 in Fort Gaines, Georgia. Ethelyn was the youngest of 6 children born to John and Ethelyn Owens-Howard; 3 sisters (Jackie Perkins, Miriam Howard-Garner, Elinor Howard-Lewis) and 2 brothers (Wilbur Howard and Edwin Howard). Ethelyn was then brought to Columbus, Ohio and raised by Henderson and Lalia Littleton.

Ethelyn spent some time continuing her education at Capital University where she studied music before she married James Lomax, II on March 4, 1956. Ethelyn and James went on to have 4 wonderful sons; James Lomax III, Earnest "Scott" Lomax, Eric Lomax, and Howard "Howie" Lomax.

Ethelyn was loved by all those in which she came in contact. She was a faithful member of St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church. She spent a number of years serving on the board of the “Miss Black Ohio” pageants and assisting with countless “13 Stars” fashion shows, under the direction of her special friend, Verna Adams. She spent all hours in between dedicated to her family and friends.

Ethleyn decided to meet her husband at the House of the Lord on Wednesday, June 29, 2016; she passed away at her residence in Columbus, Ohio. She is preceded in death by her parents (John and Ethelyn Owens-Howard, Henderson and Lalia Littleton), her husband (James Lomax II), and her siblings; John Howard, George Howard, Edwin Howard, Wilbur Howard, Miriam Howard-Garner, and Elinor Howard-Lewis.

Ethelyn leaves her sweet memories to: her 4 boys; James (Jill) Lomax III, Scott Lomax, Eric Lomax, and Howie (June) Lomax, her sisters, Jackie Perkins, Debbie (William) Coles, and Micheline (Kenneth) Coles, her grandchildren: Tiffany, Anitra, Justin, Devin, Kiera, Angie, Sterling, Amber, Autumn, Alexis, Scotty, Justin (Amina) Kerns, Allen Kearns, and Natasha, 15 great-grandchildren, 9 nieces/nephews, special friends; Diane Moss and Adrienne Dacons, and a host of other relatives and loved ones.

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