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Eugene B. James, Sr.

February 25, 1960 ~ August 7, 2023 (age 63) 63 Years Old


James ~ Eugene Bernard James, Sr. was born February 25, 1960, in Jacksonville, Florida, to Milford and Mary Alice James.  He was a graduate of New Stanton Senior High School, and he received certification in HVAC Installation and Repair from Florida State College of Jacksonville.  Eugene was a construction worker by trade, and he also enjoyed detailing cars.  He took pride in everything he did.  Eugene never met a stranger, and he was always willing to help anyone that needed help.  Eugene was a member of Greater Harvest Christian Fellowship, Johnny A. Legons, Pastor.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Milford and Mary Alice James; stepson, Leshawn Hills; nephew, Shane James.  Eugene leaves to cherish his memory: wife, Deborah D. James; sons, Eugene James, Jr, and Adrian James; daughter, Lashika Reid; brother, William (Jake) James; sister, Robin James-Harris; grandchildren, Leshawndra Hills, Lamijah, Armani, Issac, Iyanna, and Messiah James; father & mother-in- law, Warren & Carolyn Smith; brothers-in-law, William Baylock (Phyllis), Ricky Davis (Sherry), Tyrone Davis (Darlene); sisters-in-law, Cassandra Robinson (Emory), Twanya Trotter (Anthony), Antoinette Riles; nephews, Victor James (Jessica) and Jamal Jones (Sabrina), Shedarian Davis ( Sonya), Kevin Davis, Davon Davis, Troy Lewis, Justin Robinson, Tracey Cason (Stephanie), Eric and Marcus William, Jr Baylock, Tory Reid; nieces, Yultecia James, Tia Marie Harris, Tarnekia Mosley (Jerome), Tory Callahan, Nekia Abrams (Anthony), Isha Jones, Shayla Baylock, Takeisha Walker (Gerald), Rodquel Owens (Kenneth); goddaughter, Yolanda Brown; a host of family and friends who will truly miss him.


Celebration of Life service for Eugene Bernard James, Sr. will be 10:00am, Friday, August 18, 2023 at The Soutel Chapel.  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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Memorial Service
August 18, 2023

10:00 AM
Soutel Chapel
5065 Soutel Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32208


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