September 1, 1941 - December 24, 2020
Barbara Campbell Lomas, 79, of Columbia, widow of Paul Harmon Lomas Sr., died on Thursday, December 24, 2020. Born in Greenwood, SC, on September 1, 1941, she was a daughter of the late Bradley Campbell, Sr., and Betty Sanders Campbell. Barbara graduated from Eau Claire High School where she met her future husband, Paul. While dating, he took her to Church Youth Meeting at the Lomas Pond where she would eventually live for over 50 years. She retired from Richland District Two where she brought fun and humor to the office often encouraging her office mates to practice deep breathing exercises and providing other health tips. Barbara was a founding member of Fair Lawn United Methodist Church where she served as the church secretary, librarian, historian, communications chairperson, youth group leader and Sunday School teacher. She also started an exercise group for seniors at Fair Lawn. She was very active and encouraged others to exercise and eat healthy. If you asked, she would flex her bicep muscles which always amazed everyone. Even though she was profoundly deaf, she was a musician who played by ear. Barbara had too many instruments to name. She treated each one like a child and had to give them all equal play time. She posted her music videos on Youtube and Facebook to uplift and inspire others. She was a member of the Dulcimores of SC, a group who loved to get together and play the mountain dulcimore. Not only was she a musician but she was also a published writer. She had magazine articles, greeting cards and several Upper Room devotions published. She was an artist who saw the beauty in everything and everyone. She loved photography and posted her incredible pictures on Facebook. Finally, Barbara was a Christian who loved the Lord. She inspired many through her words, music and teaching. Survivors include her son, Paul Harmon Lomas, Jr. (Rosanna); daughter, Janis Lomas Moore (David); grandchildren, Brian Wilson (Katelyn), Paul Lomas III, Alex Winters( ), Kristin Winters,Nicholas Moore, Kayla Moore, brother, Joseph (Allen) Campbell, Sr. (Martha); sister, Carolyn Campbell Talton (Clifford); brother-in-law, sister-in-law, Mary Lanier (M.L.) Bishop (J.B.) and several cousins, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by her brother, Bradley Campbell, Jr. The funeral service for Mrs. Lomas will be held at 11:00 o’clock on Wednesday, December 30, at Fairlawn United Methodist Church with Rev. John Williams, III officiating. Burial will follow the service at Fair Lawn United Methodist church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm,Tuesday evening at Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, 7600 Trenholm Road Ext., Columbia. For those who wish to pay respects in private to Mrs. Lomas, they may wish to do so between 9:00am until 5:00pm. Tuesday. Mask and social distancing are required. A livestream of Mrs. Lomas’ service will be available by visiting her tribute page at ShivesFuneralHome.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fair Lawn United Methodist Church, 9203 Wilson Blvd., Columbia, SC, 29203.
Barbara Campbell Lomas, 79, of Columbia, widow of Paul Harmon Lomas Sr., died on Thursday, December 24, 2020. Born in Greenwood, SC, on September 1, 1941, she was a daughter of the late Bradley Campbell, Sr., and Betty Sanders Campbell. Barbara... View Obituary & Service Information
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