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Rev. James Ronald  Lloyd
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Obituary for Rev. James Ronald Lloyd

DURHAM: Rev. James Ronald Lloyd, a native of Durham, North Carolina died February 26, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida, where he had been a longtime resident. He was a Presbyterian minister for 40 years, serving churches in Jacksonville. He also was a pastor in Rockingham, NC and in Durham (Mount Bethel Presbyterian, 1960-1965). He was also the pastor of First Presbyterian and in Saint Mary’s, Georgia.

Rev. Lloyd was also a gifted musician. At age 14 he was invited to become a member of the Duke University Symphony Orchestra, with which he played cello until he and Margaret graduated from Duke. Rev. Lloyd earned his Master’s Degree from Union (Presbyterian) Theological Seminary. He later perused a Doctorate in Theology from Drew University.

Rev. Lloyd was born in Durham, NC on December 22, 1931 to Swannanoa Adams Lloyd and James Green Carson Lloyd. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Margaret; brother, Kenneth Earl Cooper Lloyd of Wilmington, NC; daughter, Melanie Thompson (John) of Columbia, South Carolina; granddaughters, Stephanie Elizabeth, Heather Ellen of Columbia, South Carolina; and brother-in-law, Ray Vance Hopper of Morehead City, NC. He was preceded in death by his son, James Eric Lloyd in 2014.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, March 2nd at Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham with Rev. Randall Floyd officiating. The family will receive friend prior to the service from 1:00 to 2:00pm at the funeral home. Burial will follow the services in Woodlawn Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions can be made to Calvin Presbyterian Church: 4050 Barnes Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32207 in support of Rev. Lloyd’s belief that we should help the homeless and those who feel helpless or hopeless.


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Visitation Prior to the Service

Friday

2

Mar

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham

1105 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27705

Funeral Service

Friday

2

Mar

2:00 PM
Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham

1105 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27705

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