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James Elmore Whitfield was born on Saturday, March 19, 1960 to James Ferrell & Mercy D. Whitfield in St. Augustine, FL.  He moved to Fort Lauderdale, FL in which he went on to further his education.  In 2007, James graduated from McFatter Technical Institute and received his Occupational License and Certification in Welding.  Subsequently, he started his own business and named it J.W. Handy Services.   James received his Associates Degree at the Jacksonville Theological Seminary.   He was a loving father, nephew, cousin, and friend to everyone who he came in contact with.  He was a member of Agape International Christian Fellowship of Fort Lauderdale, FL.  His church family loved him and he will be missed by all who came in contact with him.  We loved him but God loved him best.

He leaves to cherish his memories, children, Mack (Crystal) Mimms, James Dylan, Loretta Cooks, LaSheba Anderson, Jennifer Logan; brothers, Lenford (Stephanie) Ferrell, Greg (Natalie) Wadley, Ricky Whitfield, Ricky Ferrell; aunts, Juanita Lewis, Constance (Ernest) Fulwood, Delores Rogers, Bertha Elmore, Thelma Jones; 18 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; a host of family and friends.

Viewing:
Thursday, September 26, 2019
6:00p.m  - 7:00p.m.
Coleman's Mortuary Chapel

Homegoing Celebration:
Friday, September 27, 2019
1:00p.m.
St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church,  Rev. Ron Rawls, Pastor
Bishop James E. Bias, Eulogist

 

 



 


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  • Friday, September 20, 2019
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Coleman's FH
  • Wednesday, September 25, 2019
    May God strengthen the family during this time. God bless you all.
    ~ Veronica Proctor Gilliam
  • Wednesday, September 25, 2019
    May God strengthen the family during this time. God bless you all.
    ~ Veronica Proctor Gilliam   FL