Rev. Dr. Thomas E. Lovorn, 79, of Petersburg, VA, went to be with the Lord Saturday, November 11, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cell Roane Lovorn, Sr. and Myrtle Iris Parker Lovorn. Rev. Dr. Lovorn retired after 19 years as pastor of Monumental Baptist Church, he then completed interim work before assuming the pastoral position at God’s Storehouse Baptist Church, where he had been serving the community for the last 8 years. His career included pastoring churches in Mississippi, Virginia, Tennessee and South Carolina. He attended Mississippi College, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Luther Rice Seminary to complete his Doctorate degree. He served on the Board of Directors for the Caribbean Christian Centre for the Deaf and was a professor with Rockbridge Seminary for many years. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Janie Johnson Lovorn; daughter, Christy Stawarz and husband, John; four grandchildren, J.T. Stawarz, Micah Stawarz, Christopher Stawarz and Michaela Stawarz; brother, C. Roane Lovorn, Jr; two nephews; and many extended family and friends.
A funeral service will be held at Monumental Baptist Church, 2925 S. Crater Road, Petersburg, VA 23805, Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 2:00 P.M.
Interment will follow in Blandford Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the church for 2 hours prior to the service from 12:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Caribbean Christian Centre for the Deaf (CCCD), 100 S. Pine St., Suite 283, Zeeland, MI 49464 or to God’s Storehouse Baptist Church, 5007 Jessup Road, Richmond, VA 23234.
The family is being served by the Petersburg Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home. Condolences may be registered at www.jtmorriss.com.