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James M. Lomax Jr. "Skip"

August 10, 1950 ~ January 3, 2022 (age 71)


James Murray Lomax Jr.


James Murray Lomax Jr. affectionately known as “Skip”, was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend.  He left this world suddenly on Monday, January 3, 2022, surrounded by his devoted wife of 50 years Patricia, his son, and sister.

Skip was born August 10, 1950, in Philadelphia, PA.  He was the eldest of three children from the union of the late James Murray Sr. and Joan Mildred.  Skip was educated in the Philadelphia Public School System and graduated from Simon Gratz High School. Skip accepted Christ at an early age while attending Wayland Temple Baptist Church. In 2002, he joined Grace Baptist Church, where he remained an active member until the time of his transition.

Skip was united in holy matrimony on May 22nd, 1971, to Patricia Diane Taylor, the love of his life. From this union, they had two sons Howard and Derrick.

After high school, Skip was employed with Crown Cork and Seal. In 1972 he accepted a job with Phoenixville Steel Company as a supervisor. After 15 years with Phoenixville Steel, Skip accepted a managerial role with Rohrer Pharmaceutical where he worked until his retirement. Upon retirement, Skip enjoyed spending time with his family, vacationing, grilling in summer, and watching old westerns. One of Skip's favorite pastimes was cutting coupons and grocery shopping with his dad.

On Monday, January 3rd, 2022, when God called Skip home to glory, he left our hearts full of love, happiness, and precious memories that will never be forgotten.

Skip was preceded in death by his father James Sr, mother Joan, son Howard Steven, brother Howard, mother-in-law Betty Burden, and Godmother Fannie Taylor.  

Skip’s memory will always be cherished by his loving wife Patricia, his son Derrick, grandchildren Devon, Alexis, Alise, and Steven. Sister Sharon, niece Shaquanna, Daughter in laws Renee and Alicia, Uncle George Lomax (Gloria), Great Aunt Sarah McClinton, in-laws Phillip (Vivian), Sarah (Richard), Jean (William), Connie (Juan), Oscar; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Lovingly Submitted by the Family.






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January 14, 2022

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Ivy Hill Cemetery - Chapel
1201 Easton Road
Philadelphia, PA 19150

Celebration of Life
January 14, 2022

11:00 AM
Ivy Hill Cemetery - Chapel
1201 Easton Road
Philadelphia, PA 19150


Ivy Hill Cemetery
1201 Easton Rd
Philadelphia, PA 19150

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