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John Lewis
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November 29, 1938 – October 8, 2018

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Obituary for John Lewis James

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Mr. John Lewis James was born on November 29, 1938 to the late Mr. Travis James and the late Mrs. Mary Bell James. He departed this life on October 8, 2018.

John was educated in the Atlanta Public Schools System. He was a former resident of the Vine City and Eagan Home Communities. He was employed by Food Giant where he served as a truck driver.

John married the late Mrs. Annie Clyde Allen James in 1957. Three children were born to this union; one daughter, Sharon Denise Cantlow, preceded him in death. Brothers, John Wesley, Marcellus, Columbus, Frank, Robert, and Travis James Jr., also preceded him in death.

John is survived by two children, Mr. Rafer Lamar James (Angela), and Ms, Joyce Ann James; ten grandchildren, Anthony, Kendrick, Brandon, Cameron, Kourvoisier, Crystal, Shatara, Knikko, Jaron, and Melvin; twelve great-grandchildren, two brothers, Edward and Andrew James; sister, Mrs. Mattie Bell Abbott; a host of nieces and nephews, brother and sister-in-law, Mr. Joseph and Mrs. Louise Mitchell; special friend, Mrs. Mary Hunt, other relatives and friends.

Celebration of Life Service will be held Wednesday, October 17th, 2018, 12:00 pm, at Herschel Thornton Mortuary 3346 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW Atlanta, Georgia 30331. Interment Lincoln Cemetery.

Public Viewing will be Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 10:00 am until 8:00 pm at Herschel Thornton Mortuary.

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First Visitation

When Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 10:00am - 8:00pm
Location
Herschel Thornton Mortuary
Address
3346 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30331
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Service Information

When
Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 12:00pm
Location
Herschel Thornton Mortuary
Address
3346 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30331

Interment Information

When
Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
Location
Lincoln Cemetery
Address
2275 Joseph E. Boone Boulevard
Atlanta, Georgia 30314