Johnnie James

October 23, 1930 ~ July 5, 2019 (age 88)

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"I'll say yes Lord yes, to your will and to your way; I'll say yes Lord yes, I will trust you and obey; when your spirit speaks to me, with my WHOLE heart I'll agree, and my answer will be yes Lord YES" 

Our beloved, Johnnie James, 88 of Elizabeth City, NC said YES to the Lord as he peacefully answered the Masters call on Friday, July 5, 2019 at his residence, leaving behind a loving wife, children, grandchildren, siblings and other relatives. 

Life Celebration Services will take place on Friday, July 12, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Poole’s Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Hertford, NC. Interment will follow in the West Lawn Cemetery. A viewing will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm. The family is receiving friends at the home of the deceased, 957 Simpson Ditch, Elizabeth City, NC. 

Mr. James leaves to cherish his memories: loving wife, Evelyn Louise James, of the home; seven children; Vanessa Sears (Larry) of Rocky Mount, NC, Mary Sutton (Roger), Johnny James (Rosa), Anthony James (Gretchen), and Alvin James (Patricia) all of Elizabeth City, NC, Nellie Rooks (Raymond) of Chesterfield, VA and Falecia Randolph (Tyrone) of North Palm Bay, Fl; siblings, Gaither James (Frances), Doris Green of Hertford, NC and Jennie Freshwater of Elizabeth City, NC; nineteen grandchildren; thirty-nine grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren; and a host of in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 

Mitchell Funeral Care and Cremations is honored to provide Care, Love and Uncompromising dignity to the James and all connected families. 

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July 11, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Mitchell Funeral Care and Cremations
609 Hull Drive
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Funeral Service
July 12, 2019

1:00 PM
Poole's Grove Missionary Baptist Church
309 Woodville Rd
Hertford, NC 27944

July 12, 2019

4:00 PM
West Lawn Cemetery
1909 W. Main Street Extended
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

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