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Reverend Lenn E. Lloyd

November 26, 1933 - November 16, 2022

Rev. Lenn E. Lloyd was called home by his Lord on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at the age of 88, ten days shy of his 89th birthday.  Lenn was married to the love of his life Barbara for 54 years before her passing twelve years ago.  Lenn and Barbara were in ministry together and were a true team doing God’s work.

Lenn was the son of Samuel and Lizzie Lloyd.  Lenn was the youngest of ten children.  All of his siblings have passed before him: Annie, Carrie, Eva, Rosie, Molly, Beulah, Kenneth, Preston, and Lawrence.

Lenn was the proud father of Gary; Jonathan Heath and his wife Rachael; and his daughter Vicki and her late husband Scott Graham.  Lenn is survived by his grandchildren, Hannah, Lucas, and Clair Lloyd, Katie Mehler, Jeff and Vince Graham, and Jonathan, Zachary, and Judson Lloyd.  He is also survived by eight great grandchildren:  Lily, Elly, Caleb, and Noah Mehler, Silas, Peter, and Abel Graham, and Emmett Graham.  He is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Before his retirement, Lenn served as pastor of Leawood Baptist Church in Lynchburg and pastor of Sycamore Baptist Church in Gretna for many years.  Everyone who met Lenn knew how proud he was to be a Christian, a child of God.  He loved to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ with everyone he met.  Lenn always had a song in his heart, and he sang and praised his Lord wherever he went.  In his later years, Lenn struggled with Alzheimers yet he never met a stranger and he always told you that he loved you.  Over the years, he walked the halls of Valley View and Runk and Pratt singing “Jesus Loves Me”.   Lenn was indeed a good and faithful servant and there is no doubt that he is celebrating with his Lord and loved ones today!

The family would like to express gratitude to all the staff of Runk and Pratt and to his hospice nurse, Alice Powell, who took such wonderful care of him over the years.

To celebrate Lenn’s life the family will receive friends on Sunday, November 20th at Tharp Funeral Home in Lynchburg, from 3:00 to 5:00, with a funeral service to   follow at 5:00 p.m. in the chapel with the Rev. J. Heath Lloyd, Pastor Mark Cheatham, and Rev. Dwight Weaver will officiating.

The family will be at Vicki’s home at other times.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life”  John 3:16.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

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We use to go to Pastor Lloyd’s church. He was amazing Man of God always greeted you with a smile.He loved people and his Lord. Sending prayers to his family at this time of sorrow 🙏

Posted by David & Dianne Stedman on November 19, 2022

Lenn and my late father, Earl Talley, ate at the same table on the third floor dining room at Valley View years ago. Lenn was so delightful and friendly and looked out for Daddy. Eventhough I had forgotten his name, I recognized his picture in the newspaper. Lenn meant a lot to me and my family in those days!

Posted by Amelia Talley Driskill on November 19, 2022

I had the awesome privilege of serving my very first ministry position as Summer Youth Minister under Bro Lenn back in 1984. It is no doubt in my mind that he was absolutely instrumental in my life as a pastor today as the Lord used him to give me a greater love for Jesus and a missionary heart for the lost. I always remember him with great fondness and gratitude to our great King, Jesus. I know he is enjoying the glory and beauty of heaven today, but even more so, I am confident he is basking in the glory of His Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Posted by Dr. Joey Anthony on November 18, 2022

We are so sorry for the loss of Preacher Lloyd He was such a great man that we loved so much. Thoughts and prayers are with you all 🙏🙏🙏

Posted by Stephanie Betterton on November 17, 2022

Gary, Vicki, Heath , wanted you to know you all are in our prayers in the passing of preacher Lloyd. He was a dear friend to all our family. He helped me so much before I went into the ministry. One day we will meet again not to separate us anymore. Pastor Bobby Brumfield and Deborah

Posted by Bobby Brumfield on November 17, 2022

I always remember Lenn's birthday because it was 2 days after mine. I will miss him.

Posted by patsy cunningham on November 17, 2022

I am sorry about Pastor Lenn passing away. He always had time for me when I dropped the kids at nursery every Sunday. Grateful I will see him again. Prayers for you all.

Posted by Julie Enochs on November 17, 2022

I want you to know I am praying for your family. He was a dear friend and a very good man. God Bless, Rev. Marvin Suitt

Posted by Rev. Marvin Suitt on November 17, 2022

I am so sorry to hear of Lenns passing. He was a close friend of my cousin Don Campbell and we all would play together as children and see each other as we grew up. He led Don to the Lord a few days before Don passed away and we praise the Lord for that friendship I will be praying for the family and friends. He was a special person to members of my family.

Posted by Dolores Tinsley on November 17, 2022

So sorry to hear of Lenn's passing. May God bring you comfort and peace.

Posted by Bev Sizer Bond on November 16, 2022

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