Bro. Bland Lamar, the son of the late Isaac and Alice Lamar was born on September 26, 1945 in Charleston, SC. He attended Bonds Wilson High School in North Charleston SC.
He was employed for many years with Avco Coburg Diary Company. then he drove trucks for Gaines Motor Lines Trucking Company from the early 70’s until he retired in 1999.
Bland had a caring spirit and was good to all who knew him. He was a community person that was well loved and respected by everyone who came in contact with him.
He was a member of Lovely Hill Baptist Church and served faithfully on the Usher and Trustee Boards until his health failed but continued to remain faithful to the Lord by praising and worshipping Him. He loved God with all of his heart as well as loved his family and children.
Bland was united in Holy matrimony to his wife, Evangelist Emma Jean Lamar for 29 years. To this union, one son was born; Bland Lamar, Jr. Bland truly loved his family and was a very dedicated family man!
He was preceded in death by his parents: Isaac and Alice Lamar; brothers: Isaac Jr. and Roy Lamar; sisters: Jarnell Thomkins, Ester Sumpter, and Mary Lamar.
Bland fulfilled God’s purpose on earth. On Tuesday, February 8, 2022, he answered God’s called and took his rest in Heaven.
He leaves to cherish his precious memories: his one and only loving wife: Evangelist Emma Jean Lamar; one son: Bland Lamar, Jr.; two daughters: Demetria (Leon) Graham of Mableton, GA and Barshella (Samuel) Lawyer of Ladson, SC; grandchildren: Sakeeah Graham, Christina Lawyer, and Kyrioka Graham (daughter-in-law); great-grandchildren: KeJuan and Sahmiyra Benson, Levon, Kylee, Leontre, and Kaleeah Graham; one brother: Dewit (Paula) Lamar; sisters: Hattie Nesbit and Audrey Gadsden of North Charleston, and Carrie Pugh of New York; brother-in-laws: Luther Sumpter of Orangeburg, SC, Harry Amous of Charleston, SC, Harvey Johnson of Holly Hill, and Calvin (Gail) Johnson of Santee, SC; sisters-in-laws; Arthene Ducan, Leatha Johnson, Mary Shephard, and Carolyn Mack all of Holly Hill; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
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