James Thomas Lamm, 89, of Wilson, passed away Sunday. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson. Rev. Cliff Harwood will officiate. Visitation will immediately follow the service.
Born in Wilson County, North Carolina, where he lived all his life, James was a graduate of Lucama High School, Class of 1950, and Atlantic Christian College. He obtained post graduate degrees in education from East Carolina University. He worked for many years as a dedicated teacher in the Johnston County School System. He ended his career in education as an instructor in Developmental Studies at Wilson Community College. He also served as an evening director at WCC after his retirement from teaching duties.
He was an active member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Lucama and served as an elder for many years and was an officer and active member in the Men’s group.
In the final months of his life, he was a resident of Spring Arbor. The family would like to thank the staff there for making those months happy and pleasant. He was truly happy to be there. A special thank you to a wonderful neighbor and friend, Nellie Page, for her care and compassion to James as well.
James is survived by his stepson, Seth Smith and wife, Frances of Lucama; stepdaughter, Cathy Smith Sullivan and husband, Earl of Lucama; Step-daughter-in-law, Jo Smith of Wilson; step-son-in-law, Charles Pittman, Jr. of Wilson; sister-in-law, Brenda Scott of Wilson; special nieces, Clara Lee Ricks, Jean Webb and niece-in-law, Wanda Evans all of Wilson; six grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 38 years, Mildred Scott Smith Lamm; parents, Charles Lamm and Mittie Wheeler Lamm; half-sister, Louisa Lamm Evans and two stepchildren, Randy Smith and Carol Smith Pittman.
Flowers are welcome or memorials can be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 5358 Scott Church Road, Lucama, 27851, The Free Will Baptist Children’s Home, P.O. Box 249, Middlesex, 27557 or a children’s charity of your choice.
Condolences directed to Joyner’s Funeral Home and Crematory at www.joyners.net.