Date of birth: June 23 1940
Date of death: March 4 2019
Sybil McMurry (Lomax) was born June 23rd 1940 to Floyd Lomax and Myra Wynn. Born in Kansas moved to Vanport Oregon in 1943, left Vanport in three days before the flood in 1948. Sybil spent the rest of her life in Portland Oregon where she attended Boise and Jefferson High.
Sybil completed an Accounting degree at Western Business College, interned at Bonneville Power she continued on to work at Bonneville until she retired.
Sybil married Oscar McMurry and raised 6 children and a significant number of extended family children together. Sybil doors were always open to family and friends, everyone enjoyed time together, good food, good music, red light after parties, dominoes and card parties. Gathering at what's known as the Lomax House was a regular occurrence in the neighborhood.
Sybil was spiritual and embraced a belief which included Islam and Christianity. She exposed all her children to the highest and left each to chose their own path.
Sybil enjoyed working in her community and belonged to, supported many clubs most memorable was Northeast Little League for her 5 boys, Blacks In Government, Eastern Star and the Jet Set Cruiser because Sybil loved to travel.
Sybil was a generous soul, kind, loyal, down to earth, happy and wise. She shared her wisdom to all her children, grand children and her great grand child.
Sybil was preceded in death by her parents Floyd and Myra; her brothers Raymond Lomax, Eddie Lomax her stepmother Jeanette Massey, Rosie Sims, Arilena Moore and brother Louis Williams, her son Keith McMurry, daughter In-law Shandrea Horsley, her grandson Demarcus Bradley and her great grandson Demari Bradley.
Sybil is survived by her long time sister in life Wilma Alcock, bother Abdul Hasan, sisters Saundra, Sharon, Sylvia, Shirley and baby brother Daniel Walters, Her children Perry Lomax, Ahad Hasan, Lelia Lomax Tyrone Brown, David Lomax, Oscar McMurry, and Teresa Lomax daughter In-law, Kathy Prenevost-Hasan daughter in-law. She has a host of grand children and great grand children.
St Luke Memorial COGIC Church 2700 NE Sumner Portland Oregon 97211 at 11 am
3 tribute candles have been lit
Candle lit by david w. lomax I love my family with all my heart and I pray God's comfort for us all
Candle lit by Vincent Lomax May the flame of this candle burn eternally a symbol not only of the eternal spirit of its possessor which continues to live forever in its heavenly home, but also in the hearts and minds of those who knew and loved this kindred soul in this life and can expect to rejoin with her in that same place beyond the cares and worries of this present living existence in the flesh, in the mighty and magnificent name of Jesus, our lord and saviour, amen!
Candle lit by Staff at Crown Memorial Center Our sincere condolences.