Mr. Lonnie Singleton, Sr.
Mr. Lonnie Singleton, Sr., passed away on Sunday, October 10, 2021 at Washington County Regional Medical Center. Graveside services were held on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. at Spear Grove Baptist Church, Wadley Georgia.
He was born on March 1, 1940 to the parentage of the late Mr. Nathaniel Singleton, Sr., and the late Mrs. Dorothy Jones Singleton, to whom he was the only child.
Lonnie received his education from the Liberty County School System. After graduating from high school he began working at the Singer Sewing Machine Factory eventually becoming a Foreman. Over Lonnie’s life he would hold many titles including that of entrepreneur due to starting his own restaurant which he named “Fountain of Life”.
From a young age Lonnie loved to sing, founding a singing group with his cousins called The Gospel Chariots, which allowed him to tour the country, an experience that grew his faith and helped develop him into the man of God we know him to be. Lonnie’s extraordinary voice made way for him to sing in a number of groups well into his later years. He held these times dear to his heart.
As a father and husband, Lonnie loved his family. He was passionate, loving and kind. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was truly a king in his own way.
Lonnie was a faithful servant, he was a Deacon at Zion of Faith Missionary Baptist Church where he served under the leadership of Reverend Clarence Cooper.
He leaves to cherish his memories, his loving and dedicated wife of twenty-three (23) years: Mrs. Patricia Singleton; children: Mrs. Jacqueline Singleton Roberts, Mr. Lonnie (Vivian) Singleton, Jr., Mrs. Iesha (James) Robinson Pickens, Ms. Trulanda Singleton, Mrs. Renee (DeAndre) Jamerson, Ms. Jessica Turner, Ms. Nahndi Singleton, Mr. Isaiah Singleton; siblings: Mr. Nathaniel (Yvonne) Singleton, Jr., Mr. Anthony Singleton, Mrs. Sylvia (Rocky) Brown; four loving aunts: Mrs. Lula Belle Singleton Baldwin, Mrs. Juanita Singleton, Mrs. Anna Moody, Mrs. Geneva Riley; three uncles: Mr. Darnell Singleton, Mr. Ralph Singleton, Mr. Al Preston Singleton; godson, Mr. Anthony Gray; twenty-four grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; several other relatives and friends. M. C. Smith Funeral Home in charge.