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Dr. Jesse Mayo Lamm

November 9, 2017
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Dr. Jesse Mayo Lamm, 91, of Lumberton, N.C., died Wednesday morning, November 8, at the Wesley Pines Retirement Center.

He was born January 10, 1926, in Wilson County, NC; to the late Charles Marshall Lamm and Mary Callie Lewis Lamm. Mr. Lamm is preceded in death by his brothers: Charles Marshall Lamm , Jr and Howard Murray Lamm, and sister Helen Marie Lamm. Mr. Lamm is preceded in death by his brothers: Charles Marshall Lamm, Jr and Howard Murray Lamm, and sister: Helen Marie Lamm.

Dr. Lamm was a World War II veteran, Navy Amphibians. He entered the war at the age of 17, and landed in Normandy, France on D-Day, June 6, 1944. He procured the first tank in to the beach and brought out the first of the wounded. He was so proud of his service to his country and for the remainder of his life he tried to pay back the greatness. With the assistance of a GI Bill, he went to ECU for a college education. This is where he met the lovely Miss Mary; eighteen months later she became his wife. They were married for 69 years.

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Dr. Jesse Mayo Lamm

In his professional life, he always worked with exceptional children. He began his career at Caswell Training School in Kinston, NC where he worked with the mentally handicapped. He developed the first Recreation Program for exceptional children in North Carolina. Later, while working toward a doctorate degree, he worked at Goldwater Specialty Hospital in New York, developing rehab programs for patients who were unable to walk. During his journey of education he served a variety of positions, as well as, worked at several different locations, a few of his work endeavors are as follows: the State School in Fort Wayne, Indiana; Director of Education at the State School in Woodward, Iowa; Superintendent of the School for the Delinquent and Neglected Children in Toledo, Iowa; Principal of the Amana Colonies High School; and at last, he began the Special Education Program at UNCP. He retired from UNCP in 1988 and found his true passion in life; Mission Work. He made 18 trips overseas, 13 of them to Bolivia, South America Missions. He traveled with a Native American team from the Prospect area. Over the years, he and his team from Chestnut Street UMC made many mission trips up and down the east coast, as well as here in Robeson County.

Dr. Lamm was a graduate of East Carolina University and New York University. His Doctorate Thesis at New York University was the first of its kind, and has been used as research for numerous programs in the country.

Surviving is his wife, Mary Lewis Lamm, of the home. Also surviving; a daughter and her husband, Helen and James Cheek of Durham; a son and his wife, Jim and Laura Lamm, of Fayetteville; 6 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 3 nephews; and a special caregiver, Terry Allen.

The funeral service will be held on Sunday, November 12, 2017, at Chestnut Street UMC at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Herbert Lowry, Jr. and Rev. Dr. Robert Mangum to officiate. Interment will be at the Gardens of Faith Cemetery. Dr. Lamm's family will receive friends prior to the funeral service, in the Ladies Parlor of the church from 1:00 - 1:45 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the ACT Fund of CSUMC, P.O. Box 1464, Lumberton, NC 28359.

Services entrusted to Boles-Biggs Funeral Home of Lumberton.

 
 

 

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