December 3, 1930 ~ March 4, 2021

Born in: Atlanta, Georgia
Resided in: Snellville, Georgia

James H. “Jimmy” Lord, Jr., of Snellville, GA went to be with Jesus while surrounded by
his loving family at the age of 90 on March 4, 2021.

Jimmy was born in Atlanta, GA to Mary McEachin and James Harrison Lord, Sr. on
December 3, 1930 and later moved to the Tucker area. He was a graduate of Clarkston
High School. Jimmy served in the United States Marine Corp. from 1947-1950.
On September 1, 1950, Jimmy married the love of his life, Jeri Chewning Lord, and they
recently celebrated 70 years of marriage. He was a member of the Atlanta Plumbers
and Steamfitters Local Union 72 and worked as a union plumber until his retirement.

Jimmy became a Shriner and was a member of the Oriental Band, and a member of
The Royal Order of Jesters. He served on the Clarkston, GA City Council for several
terms. He was a lifetime member of Rehoboth Baptist Church.

Jimmy was a very devoted family man. He was preceded in death by his sister Edna
Lord Baumgartner. He is survived by his wife Jeri Lord, sister, Ann Elizabeth Troglin
(Mike), sons Tony Lord (Rosalind) and Stanley Lord (Sheila), grandchildren Stephanie
Self (Adam), Krista Gadd (Jonathan), Stan Lord (Joy), Travis Lord (Laura), and great
grandchildren Sarah Grace Self, Payton Gadd, Charlotte Self, Claire Gadd, Harrison
Gadd, Eli Lord, Ivy Gadd, Olivia Lord, Isabella Lord, Gabriella Lord and many nieces
and nephews.

A visitation will be held at Wages & Sons Funeral Home, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA on Saturday, March 6, 2021 from 6:00PM – 8:00PM and Funeral
Services on Sunday, March 7, 2021 at Rehoboth Baptist Church 2997 Lawrenceville
Hwy. Tucker, GA 30084 at 2:00PM with Rev. Larry Williams officiating.


Visitation: March 6, 2021 6:00 pm - March 6, 2021 8:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046


Funeral Service: March 7, 2021 2:00 pm - March 7, 2021 3:00 pm

Rehoboth Baptist Church
2997 Lawrenceville Hwy
Tucker, GA 30084

Floral Hills Memory Gardens
3000 Lawrenceville Highway
Tucker, GA 30084


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  1. Dear Jeri and Sweet Family,
    Our love and prayers are with you as you say “See You Later” to Jimmy.
    He was indeed a loving man who cared deeply for his family and friends.
    We will always remember him as the “Captain of the Pontoon Boat” when he took a group out on the boat at Lake Lanier in days gone by.
    May you rest in peace Jimmy Lord.
    Doug and Barbara

  2. Dear Aunt Jeri, Tony, Stanley, and families,
    I pray that tomorrow is a celebration homegoing for Uncle Jimmy. He was always such a gracious host. May you find comfort in knowing that Grandmother Swords, along with so many others who have the joy of Christ were waiting to welcome him home. Sending you love and hugs wrapped in prayer.

  3. CandleImageJimmy was a fine man and a very good friend of mine. I am so sorry to find out about his passing. I am sorry we didn’t find out soon. If we had known sooner, Carlene and I would have loved to have come to the funeral/and or visitation to pay our respects to Jeri and the family. We were friends for over fifty years We worked a lot together over the years. He will be greatly missed.

  4. jeri tony and stanley so sorry to hear of jimmys passing. our thoughts and prayers are with you. sorry we could not be at the funeral. with much love betty jane and don wilson

  5. March 11, 2021

    Dear Geri, I’m so sad to hear of Jimmy’s passing! I just heard today. I’m sorry I didn’t know or I would have come to his visitation and funeral. I loved Jimmy and have fond memories of him when we were teenagers and lived on Montreal Rd. He had a great sense of humor and was fun to be with! I will miss him and will keep you in prayer! I love you! Virginia Cloudt

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