Lanham ~ Jason Ralph Lanham was born in Jacksonville, Florida, to the union of Jimmy Lanham, Jr. and Janet L. Wilson Lanham, September 26, 1978. He attended the local schools in Duval County and graduated from Raines Senior High School, Class of 1996; later, attended Savanah State College and Florida Community College at Jacksonville (FCCJ).
He was employed by Sally’s Distribution Center Warehouse as a Forklift Operator until his health failed in 2008. Jason also had a hobby of purchasing and restoring old cars and selling them to anyone that would meet his price; but his greatest love was coaching basketball at the YMCA, assisting with the Potter’s House Academy and Lady Rams Girls Basketball Teams.
Jason transitioned this life Saturday, November 9, 2019 and is survived by his wife, Melinda; daughters, Jordyn Amaya and Yasmine Lanham; brothers, Ralph Eric Lanham and Jimmy Lanham, III of Atlanta, Georgia; sisters, Vivian V. Lanham, Stephanie Benjamin; godson, Kristofer Scruggs; godfather Walter White; very special cousins, Jackie and Bobby Woodson and Tangela Monroe; very special friends, Richard, Kevin and Jeffrey Tyson, Michael Johnson, Paul Key, Nijil Perkins, Curtis Jones, Reginald Durant and Jason Becker; a host of other relatives and friends.
Celebration of Life for Jason Ralph Lanham will be 11:oo Am Saturday, November 16, 2019, Ephesians Missionary Baptist Church, 1841 W. 3rd Street, Reverend Dr. James Merritt, Pastor. Family will receive friends Friday at The Soutel Chapel from 5 – 7 PM. Because of the love of his family arrangements entrusted to J. E. Fralin & Sons Funeral & Cremation Services, 5065 Soutel Drive, 904.924.9400
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