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Lorenzo Augustus Lynch, Sr.

04/21/1932 – 01/22/2023


Obituary For Lorenzo Augustus Lynch, Sr.

Greetings Metropolitan Family,

Please keep Rev. Emily Jenkins, Mr. Leroy Jenkins, Jr., wife Sheila, and Family lifted in your prayers in the passing of their brother and uncle respectively, in the person of Rev. Dr. Lorenzo Lynch, Sr. of Durham, NC.

Reverend Dr. Lorenzo Augustus Lynch, Sr. was born in Oak City, North Carolina on April 21, 1932, to the late Augustus Claude and Carrie Burnette Lynch. He departed this world on January 22, 2023, after a brief illness. In between those two dates, he led a life of unparalleled service and commitment to his faith, to civil rights, and to the cause of justice and equality.

Lorenzo Lynch was the fourth generation of Baptist ministers in his family and in 2023 celebrated 73 years in the ministry. He was licensed to preach in 1950 by the Lynch’s Chapel Baptist Church of Oak City, North Carolina, under the pastorate of his father the late Reverend Augustus C. Lynch. That year he was also ordained to the Gospel Ministry by the Middle Ground Baptist Association. Prior to entering the ministry, he served as Church School Superintendent, Teacher, Youth Chairman, and Deacon in his home church.

Final Arrangement Viewing 10:00 AM Service 12:00 PM Saturday, February 4, 2023 Ebenezer Baptist Church 2020 W. Sugar Creek Road Charlotte, NC 28262 The service will also be available online via the church’s website, www.ebccharlotteorg, and on the EBC Charlotte Facebook and YouTube page.

Interment Monday, February 6, 2023, at 12:00 PM Markham Memorial Gardens 4826 Trenton Road Chapel Hill, NC 27517.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the CJ Jackson Scholarship Fund at Ebenezer Baptist Church – from the website select “Giving” and use the dropdown menu to choose the scholarship fund.

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