Wayne Tyrone James, Jr.November 6, 1998 ~ December 31, 2017 (age 19)
JAMES ~ Wayne Tyrone James, Jr., compassionate, selfless giver, always there when needed; was born November 6, 1998 in Jacksonville, Florida to the proud parents of Wayne T. James, Sr. and Cherica Dianne Fisher. Raised in Jacksonville, Florida, Wayne was educated in Duval County Schools where he aspired as a gifted athlete who loved playing basketball and numerous other sports.
Wayne was a comedian at heart and enjoyed making people laugh and smile. He was thoughtful, honest, respectful and loved by many. Wayne gave his life to the Lord more than two years ago and joined The Potter’s House International Ministries under the leadership of Bishop Vaughn McLaughlin.
In the early evening of December 31, 2017, Wayne’s life was tragically shortened due to a senseless crime.
Wayne Tyrone James, Jr., beloved son, brother and friend was preceded in death by his grandfather, Henry James. He leaves to cherish his sweet memory, father, Wayne (Christine) James, Sr.; mother, Cherica (Rev. Dr. Anthony, Sr.) Fisher; sisters, Tiffany Stewart, Cornekia Wylie, LaRe Johnson, Tierra Gibson; brothers, Garrett Smalls, Anthony Fisher, Jr., Tyree McKeiver; grandfather, Rudolph (Bettye) Smith; grandmothers, Thera James & Theona Dukes; uncles, Anthony Dukes, Sr., Damien Dukes, Lavaughn James; aunts, Seteria Pullins, Angie Powell, Earline Nixon, Melba Tross; a host of cousins, nieces and many friends.
He will be truly missed by all who knew him; he was such a loving person. Wayne was only nineteen years of age and did not have chance to fulfill his dreams. He would give the shirt off of his back to help others, even if it meant he would go without. He wanted a fresh start in life. Family and friends, take heed to your soul now that our young brother is gone ~ for to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.
Celebration of Life Service for Wayne Tyrone James, Jr., will be 10:00 AM Saturday, January 13, 2018 at The Potter's House International Ministries, 5119 Normandy Blvd., Bishop Vaughn McLaughlin, Pastor, Rev. Dr. Anthony Fisher, Officiating. Family will receive friends FRIDAY from 5 - 7:00 PM at The Soutel Chapel. Interment at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens. Because of the love of his family, arrangements entrusted to J. E. Fralin & Sons Funeral & Cremation Services, 5065 Soutel Drive, 904.924.9400