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Lloyd Pendleton, Jr.

September 23, 1931 — August 29, 2023


Lloyd Pendleton, Jr.


Lloyd (Penny) Pendleton, Jr., was born on September 23rd, 1931, to his parents Lloyd Sr. and Bessie Pendleton in Chicago, Illinois. He was the oldest of four sons born to this union. His father, mother and three brothers, Wallace, Clarence, and John preceded him in death.

Lloyd joined Greater Union Missionary Baptist Church at a young age under the pastorate of the Reverand S.H. Graham where his father, the Reverend Lloyd Pendleton Sr., would become an associate minister. He was part of the children’s choir. He graduated from Crane Tech High school at the age of sixteen and attended Herzl Jr college in Chicago before joining the Air Force in October 1951. During his service in the Air Force, Lloyd served his country with honor and dedication.   He received the Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, and National Defense Service Medal, among other awards and accolades, during his 26 years of service in the Photogrammetric/Cartographer field.  Lloyd emerged from his service with a profound sense of duty and a lifelong commitment to principles of integrity and service.   

Lloyd married Maggie Morris in 1960 in Los Angeles, California while he was stationed at March Air Force Base, where they had their first child, Valla. He was then stationed in Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany, where their two sons, Lloyd and Laurence, were born. Following his assignment in Germany, the family was transferred to Westover Air Force Base in Chicopee, Massachusetts, where his youngest daughter, Lori, was born. In 1970, Lloyd and the family was transferred to 554th Target Materials Squadron at Strategic Air Command (SAC) at Offutt Air Force Base, in Bellevue, Nebraska, where he remained until he retired as Master Seargent in October 1977 after serving 26 years in the Air Force.

After retiring, Lloyd went on to complete his college education. He earned his associate degree in business management from Metropolitan Technical Community College and a bachelor’s degree in general studies in August 1982 from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Lloyd became employed with the United Postal Service in 1983 and served for 24 years until he retired in 2007. He continued to shine as a beacon of service and dedication and was an active and engaged community member. He volunteered with numerous organizations, generously lending his time, wisdom, and leadership for several years, including serving as President of AARP Omaha chapter, serving as a volunteer tax preparer for seniors and underprivileged members of the community and other events.  He also was a tireless advocate for senior citizens.  His dedication inspired all who had the privilege of working alongside him.

Lloyd's legacy extends far beyond his community involvement; he was, first and foremost, a devoted father. His children were the light of his life, and he cherished every moment spent with them. His wisdom, humor, and unwavering love guided their lives, imparting invaluable life lessons that will continue to influence generations to come. He also had a keen interest in and love for politics and sports.  Known for his warm heart and ready smile, Lloyd had a remarkable ability to make everyone he met feel special, and people of all ages enjoyed his company.

 In his 91 years, Lloyd not only witnessed the passage of time but actively shaped it. His contributions to his community, his steadfast love for his family, and his unwavering commitment to the values he held dear have left an indelible mark on those who knew him.

Those who remain to carry on his legacy and his memory are his four children: Valla Wilson (Johnny), Lloyd II, Laurence and Lori; three grandchildren: Jeremiah, Johnny and Johnika Wilson; siblings: Donald Pendleton, Francine Pendleton, Kathy (Ishmael) Harps, Cynthia Pendleton, Calvin Rhodes, Mary Ann (Tony) Day and Vern Rhodes; sisters-in law: Barbara Pendleton and Lillie Pendleton, and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins, and countless friends.

Visitation: Thursday, September 21, 2023 from 6 - 8 PM at Roeder Mortuary.  Funeral Service:  Friday, September 22, 2023, Viewing at 10 AM with Service starting at 11 AM.  Burial with military honors following the service at Omaha National Cemetery at 1:30 PM.  Services will be livestreamed below.

Roeder Mortuary, Inc. - Ames Chapel - 4932 Ames Ave - Omaha, NE - 402-453- 5600 

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