Lamar Christopher Mixson

March 23, 1988September 23, 2013

Lamar Christopher Mixson died September 23, 2013. Lamar was born in Atlanta, Georgia March 31, 1988, the son of Maria and Mickey Mixson. Lamar attended the Avon School and Tulane University where he was a member of Kappa Alpha Order. Lamar was a partner in PeachDish, an online meal delivery start up based in Atlanta. Lamar loved sports and the outdoors, most recently white water kayaking.

Lamar also had a deep and loving connection with animals, and spent summers helping rescue endangered sea turtles on the Georgia coast. Along with his mother and father, Lamar is survived by his sister, Elizabeth, his grandparents, John and Tina Patterson, his cousin, Florentina Adams and his aunt, Christa Hayes. Memorial donations may be made to the Atlanta Humane Society and the St. Catherine’s Island Foundation, 182 Camellia Road, Midway, GA 31320 to support Sea Turtle Internships.

A Private family interment service will be held.


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Susan Asher

October 16, 2013

Mickey and Maria,
I and my dad are so sorry for your loss. We have made a donation to the Atlanta Humane Society in Lamar's honor.
In sympathy,
Susan and Gene Asher

Dolores Hemphil

September 30, 2013

My heart-felt condolences to Lamar's family. There is nothing worse than losing a child.

Carrie Hogan

September 30, 2013

Mickey & Maria-

My heart is breaking for you both and your loss. We were just talking about Lamar at dinner. I know from expereicne that there are no words that can comfort you at ths time. So I wil just say I am so so very sorry. And I am here if you need anything.

September 30, 2013

Mickey and Maria - you have my most heartfelt sympathy. I am so sorry for your terrible loss. Lauren Barrett

D Rivers

September 29, 2013

There is hardly anything worse than losing a loved one, especially at such a young age. I hope there's comfort to be found in your friends, family and faith as you cope with this terrible loss.

Thomas Family

September 29, 2013

To all the Mixson family, our deep sympathy at this time. Knowing your hearts are broken now, please remember that "those who die God keeps in his memory because they are precious in His eyes". (Psalms 116:15)

V Austin [ 2 Corinthians 1:3,4 ]

September 28, 2013

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

September 28, 2013

Dear Marie, Micky and Family,
Wendy, Jessie, Olivia and I want to send our sincerest condolences at this very tragic and difficult time. Lamar was a lifelong friend of Olivia and she is totally devastated as I'm sure you know. She and I both wanted to be at the Service today, but she is in NY and I was just too upset to go in her place.

From the time Lamar came to pick Livy up for Elizabeth's coming out party, ( photo still in our family room) to the many times we saw him on campus or had dinner in New Orleans, or drove him to New Orleans, he always impressed us as a charismatic, special, kind and joyful young man. We are so saddened by your loss. We will miss Lamar. He was a beautiful boy with great heart and spirit.

If there is anything we can do to help, please let us know.

Paul Ford & Wendy Newstetter
& family

September 28, 2013

Mickey and Maria,

Our deepest sympathy for your heartbreaking loss.

Buck and Debbie Griffin

Bobbie & Rod Paul

September 27, 2013

We are stunned and incredibly sad. We grieve for you, Mickey and Maria, and for Elizabeth and Christa and Florentina and George all Lamar's friends. Our deepest sympathies.