In 1946, James joined the United States Army where he would serve our country proudly for several years. After he was honorably discharged from the Army he moved to Harlem, New York. In 1959 he married his first wife the late Mrs. Lucille Lattimore in Brooklyn, New York. Their marriage produced two children, his loving daughter Maxina who was born in 1960, and his late son Don Mitchell who was born in 1962.
Years later James met and married the late Mrs. Dorothy DeRoche Lattimore who was a parent to James DeRoche his stepson. James and Dorothy subsequently relocated to Buena Vista, Georgia where he joined the St. Mark's Baptist Church where he would proudly serve as Deacon for twenty-seven years.
James was often seen mowing his lawn or enjoying time with his extended family. He is survived by his Daughter, Maxina Lattimore, Son in Law Clarence E. Brown, Stepson James DeRoche, Granddaughter Nikita Marie Lattimore-Martin, Grand Son-In-Law Michael Martin, Grandson Travis McCord, Granddaughters Janae DeRoche and Alana Fortune. Two Great-grandchildren Michael-Jalen and Madison Leigh Martin and a host of family and friends. He will be sorely missed.
The family would like to thank The Magnolia Manor and its staff for the care provided to our loved one over the last two years.
For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. - Psalm 91:11
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. – Matthew 5:4
A celebration of life service will be held at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, December 4, 2021 at St. Marks Baptist Church, 94 Hobbs and Briggs Road, Buena Vista. Georgia. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Public viewing will take place one hour prior to services.
Please be mindful that we will adhere to all government recommendations and mandates at all services at this time. We are limiting graveside seating to no more than 10 with masks being strongly encouraged. Other masked attendees are welcomed but will be expected to practice social distancing.
Graveside services, including burials, are likely to be held on ground that is uneven, which is out of the control of Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. We ask that you take this into consideration when choosing footwear, such as shoes with high, thin heels. Please be advised that Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. will not be held responsible for injuries at a grave site because of this.