Johnny L. James

Died: Thu., Apr. 9, 2020

Funeral Service


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., Apr. 17, 2020
Location: All Faith Memorial Chapel

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Johnny L. James was born on December 14, 1934 in Valdosta, GA to John P. James and Josephine (Montgomery) James.  Johnny went home to be with the Lord on April 9, 2020. He leaves behind former spouse, Pauline Johnson, 4 children and one son-in-law, Yolanda James, Gregory James, Roberta James-Brown (spouse Robert) and Brenda James, 6 grandchildren, Taisheema, Catherine, Franklin, Destiney, Diamonique and Limaye and  2 great grandchildren, Za'Niyah and Athen. 
He also leaves his siblings and their spouses Florine Stacks (spouse Herman), Artie James (spouse Joan), Sarah James, Charles James (spouse Tina) and was predeceased by his siblings Mary (James) Green (spouse Rudolph), Marion James, Josephine (James) Sherry (spouse Luke) and Alfred James (spouse Florence). He also leaves numerous nieces, nephews and a host of cousins and friends. 
Johnny joined the Army right after high school and served in the military from January 7, 1953 until he was honorably discharged on January 20, 1961.  He lived in Nashville, TN where he attended Fisk University and resided there until 1956.  He moved to Hartford, Ct in 1956 where he resided and worked as a machinist for Pratt and Whitney and then worked for Hartford Steam Boiler as a Nuclear Boiler Inspector until he resigned to go into his own business.
His sense of humor,  witty tongue, keen mind and crazy stories will be sorely missed. 
Due to the restrictions in place because of the coronavirus, there will be a memorial at a later time.

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Catherine Schuster
   Posted Sat April 11, 2020
Please accept my deepest condolences, Yolanda, on the loss of your father, especially in such difficult times. My prayers go out to you and your family.

Jen R, Georgia
   Posted Sat April 11, 2020
I am deeply sorry for your loss. You have my condolences, thoughts, and prayers.

Lael Marie and FootLights
   Posted Sat April 11, 2020
Sending condolences, prayer, strength to you Yolanda and your family at this time.

Deborah & Clyde Thompson
   Posted Sun April 12, 2020
Our heartfelt condolences and prayers are being sent to the James family. Mr. Johnny's spirit and memories are with you, forever. Never forgotten. Blessings and strength.

The Howard Family
   Posted Sun April 12, 2020
The Howard Family extends it's deepest sympathy to the James family. May it be of comfort for you to know that you are in our prayers.

RIPs Johnny

aunt Blanche & uncle Melvin
   Posted Sun April 12, 2020
May we send our deepest sympathy at this time and say that our thoughts
have been with you all since we heard of the death of your father.
We know you all will be brave in your sorrow as he would have wanted
you all to be. Sincerely
aunt Blanche & uncle Melvin

Valda Thompson
   Posted Sun April 12, 2020
Condolences to the James Families, RIP 2020

Jim O'Boyle
   Posted Sun April 12, 2020
God bless you, Johnny. Thanks for all the good chats we had at Kimberly Hall. Peace.

Barbara Lucas Family
   Posted Mon April 13, 2020
We have gotten to Know John during visit to see our mom at Kimberly Hall. We enjoyed our chats with him and will miss him so much - our hearts go out to the family.
Best wishes,
Joel Lucas

The Robert Nelson Family from Kimberly Hall
   Posted Thu April 16, 2020
Please know that John and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We always enjoyed John's warm welcome as he greeted us at Kimberly Hall when we visited our father.

Shelly Andrews
   Posted Wed May 06, 2020
My sincere condolences to Yolanda James and family. May God continue to give you strength during this difficult time.

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