D. Sharon (Lomax) Flota, 78, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 11:20 A.M. April 9, 2018 at Helia Healthcare of Champaign, Illinois. She was born August 22, 1939 in Mount Vernon, Illinois to John Delbert and Margie Marie (Stewart) Lomax. She married Theron "Junior" Flota on December 20, 1975 in Mount Vernon, Illinois. He preceded her in death on July 30, 2012.
Sharon is survived by her two sons, Terry Gateley of Houston, Texas and Tim Gateley and wife, Sue of Tolono, Illinois; two daughters, Angie Brandt of Homewood, Illinois and Tammy Walker and husband Will of Crystal Lake, Illinois; sixteen grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; two sisters, Linda Downes and husband Tronnie of Mount Vernon, Illinois and Marsha Myers and husband Bryan Soyphers of Winston Salem, North Carolina; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Flota was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one brother, Lonnie Lomax; and one grandson.
Sharon was the owner and operator of Lomax Insurance Agency, was a past President of Illinois Association of Mutual Insurance Company (IAMIC) and was a member of the Mount Vernon Church of Christ. She loved her children and grandchildren dearly and will be missed by all who knew her.
Visitation: 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Funeral Service: 10:00 A.M. Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois with Mr. Joshua Hartwigsen officiating. Interment: South Hickory Hill Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Memorials: Mount Vernon Church of Christ Tuesday School Program.