Katy Ford Lomax
Katherine "Katy" Ford Lomax, age 81, went home to be with the Lord on Palm Sunday, April 10, 2022. She was proceeded in death by her husband Tom Lomax, parents Gerald Ray & Nina Katherine Ford, and three brothers, Gerald Robert “Bob” (Delailah), James "Jim" (Shirley) and William "Bill" (Margo) Ford.
She is survived by her four children, Susan McGill (Billy) of Candler, NC, Sandra Parham (James) of Leicester, NC, Kimberly "Kim" Brank (Scott) and John Ward (Tammy) both of Easley, SC.
She is survived by 9 grandchildren, Chris Brank (Corine) of Easley, SC, Katy Nguyen (Chris) of Houston, TX, Ryan Ward (Kristen) and Adam Ward (Bethany) of Easley, SC, Isaac Parham (Maddy) and Samuel Parham (fiancé-Shelby) of Leicester, NC, Lauren Esbenshade of Fletcher, NC, Taylor Esbenshade of Candler, NC, Tess McGill of Morehead City, NC and 8 nieces and nephews.
Katy was proud to have 6 great grandchildren, Baylee & Beau Ward (Adam), Konnar Ward (Ryan), Jonathan Brank (Chris), Joey Nguyen (Katy) and another joining her family in September (Isaac).
In addition, she will be met in Heaven by a granddaughter, Jamie Elizabeth Parham and five great grandchildren.
Katy was raised in Buncombe County, NC, alumni of North Buncombe High School Class of 1958. She was a member of the choir and drama club, was on the yearbook team and a member of the Beta Club. Her yearbook superlative read "Dynamite comes in small packages" which was certainly true of Katy.
She retired from Southern Bell/Bell South, worked at Hallmark Cards, was a tour guide at The Biltmore Estate and worked at the information desk in the Heart Tower at Mission Hospital. She also worked with Burke Christian Tours and later formed Sonshine Christian Tours with her husband Tom.
Katy also volunteered at the WNC Rescue Mission and at Mission Hospital in Guest Services.
Her family will hold a private graveside service to honor Katy's life. Any who wish to honor her as well may elect to give a gift in her memory in support of a favorite charity, Samaritan's Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607 or www.samaritanspurse.org or Patriot Hospice, 101 Grace Drive, Easley, SC 29640.
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