YOUNGSTOWN – A funeral service celebrating the life of Mr. Joseph L. James will be held Friday, January 4, 2012 at 1 p.m. at the Morning Star Baptist Church.
Mr. James departed this life Dec. 27, 2012, in Columbus, Ohio.
Mr. James was born June 8, 1943, in Brent, Alabama, (Bibb County) a son of Noah T. and Gracie E. James, coming to the Mahoning Valley many years ago.
He was formerly employed as a plasterer with Roger Krum.
He was a loving father who will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved him.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving children, Gary Austin of Brent, Alabama, Fabian and Joseph Whitted, both of Youngstown, Ohio, Jermaine Wilburn Sr. of Columbus, Ohio, Corrine (Warner) Anderson of Birmingham, Alabama, Retha Austin of Youngstown, Ohio, Tasha Wilburn (Michael Brooks), Keisha James and Monica James Horton (Bobby), all of Columbus; his brother, Ernest James; his sisters, Lois Lockett, Lizzie Anderson, all of Brent, AL and Rosie Hornbuckle of Youngstown, OH; 28 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; Sarenda Whitted of Youngstown, James Scott, Ricky and Allen Striker, whom he reared of Salem, OH; and a host of other relatives and dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Corrine Dawson, Maggie Anderson, Ora Sanders and Ola Huff; and his brothers, Arto, Robert and R.D. Anderson.
The family will receive friends Friday, one hour prior to services at the church.
Please visit jewashingtonfuneralservices.com to leave condolences and to sign the online guestbook.
Ministry of comfort provided by the J.E. Washington Funeral Services Inc. Youngstown, Ohio