Funeral services for Bro. M. D. Lamon, 87, of Center will be held at 2 PM, Sunday, March 17, 2019

Funeral services for Bro. M. D. Lamon, 87, of Center will be held at 2 PM, Sunday, March 17, 2019 at the First Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ in the new building. Bro. Richard Goodwin, Sr., Richard Goodwin and Garfield D. Lamon will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Bro. Lamon died Thursday, March 13, 2019, after a short illness.

He was born August 5, 1931 in Linden, TX to John Lamon and Betty Richardson Lamon.

Seventy-three years ago, Bro. Lamon gave his life to the Lord. He was filled with God’s Holy Spirit and baptized in the name of Jesus. Since that day, Bro. Lamon lived his life to spread the love of Jesus throughout East Texas. On July 3, 1948, Bro. Lamon married the love of his life, Hester Arlene Pinkston.

At the age of 18, Bro. Lamon was ordained to preach the gospel in the state of Texas. After his ordination, Bro. and Sister Lamon evangelized for one year and felt God’s call to pastor. He pastored churches in Lufkin, TX, Huntington, TX, San Augustine County, TX, Aiken, TX and Center, TX.

At 87 years of age, Bro. Lamon was very active in ministry. He taught Wednesday evening Bible study each week and spoke words of wisdom and encouragement in every service. He pastored the First Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ for 52 years and 9 months.

During the past two years, Bro. Lamon supervised the construction project for a new church campus. His dream was have the new building completed debt-free.

For two years, Bro. Lamon served as President of the Shelby County Outreach Senior Citizens Center. He also volunteered there about 20 hours per week. He enjoyed having lunch with his friends; but most of all, he enjoyed praying for their needs. Bro. Lamon was well-known in Shelby County for his gentle spirit and wisdom.

Bro. Lamon was preceded in death by his wife, Hester Pinkston Lamon, son, Aubrey Lamon, Sr., Daughter-in-heart, Rilda Lamon, his parents, brothers, Edward Lamon and Ed Lamon, sisters Lorene King, Mae Standley, Alene Hobbs and Mary Lou Snodgrass.

Bro. Lamon is survived by daughter and son-in-heart, Richard and Shirley Goodwin, sons Lester Donald Lamon of Magnolia, OH and Garfield Dee Lamon of Woodville, TX. He is also survived by grandchildren, Richard and Lisa Goodwin of Louisville, KY, Lori Goodwin of Dallas, TX, Alesha and Jeff Hamm of Edwards, MS, Donna and Paris Stokes of Vicksburg, MS, Aubrey and Kayla Lamon, II of Center, TX, Dee Ann and Cody Armstrong of Woodville, TX, Garfield Lamon of Kirbyville, TX, and Patrick Lamon of Bixby, OK. He is also survived by 11 great grandchildren. He is survived by one brother, Harvey Lamon of Lufkin, TX.

Pallbearers are men of the First Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial offerings to the building fund of the First Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ, 524 FM 2026, Center, TX 75935. His church family would like to see his dream fulfilled.

Arrangements are under the direction of Watson and Sons Funeral Home.

Visitation will be Saturday, March 16, 2019, 5 PM - 8 PM and Sunday, March 17, 2019, 1 PM before the funeral service. 

Donations to the church building fund can be sent to 524 FM 2026, Center, Texas 75935.

Pallbearers are men of the First Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ.

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com