Mr. Tyrone James



Rocky Mount, NC

Tyrone Chafel James was born on February 26, 1960 at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Smithfield, North Carolina. The oldest son of Willie and Nellie James.

Tyrone received his diploma from Baumholder Dependent High School in West Germany. Tyrone joined the United States Air Force in 1980. He served ten years as a Personal Affairs Specialist, in New Jersey and Florida. Tyrone resided in Miami for the next twenty years, due to his love of sunshine and warm weather. Tyrone retired from customer service in 2009, then moved to Panama with his wife. Tyrone recently returned home to Rocky Mount after the death of his wife,Amanda Blackman.

Tyrone has always appreciated natural sunlight, he would often say "It's too dark around here". Tyrone was good at making others smile. He loved to get up and go, he was an
avid traveler. Jazz was his favorite type of music, yet he loved all the oldies. He also loved to watch and collect movies.

Tyrone entered into eternal rest on Monday, October 30, 2017, at age 57. Tyrone was preceded in death by his wife Amanda Blackman; sister, Teresa Black; great-grandmother, Lillie Sanders; grandmother, Roxie Sanders, and grand-father Isham Sanders.

He leaves to cherish his memory his parents, Willie and Nellie; his brother, Tedmund James; niece, Jasmin Drewery (Chris) and nephews, Dante Black and Jaden James; three aunts, Faye Suggs (Eddie), Phyllis Jackson (Dino), and Judy Luster(Willis); two uncles, Isham Sanders Jr. (Evelyn) and Ronnie Sanders (Candi); close friends, Abraham Jackson and Will Jones, and a host of cousins and other sorrowing friends.

A Memorial Service for Mr. James will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 12:00 noon in the Rocky Mount chapel of H.D. Pope Funeral Home located at 325 Nash Street in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

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