Gee, James

  • Tuesday, October 20, 2009
James Gee
James Gee

James Gee, 63, died on Friday, October 16, 2009 at a local hospital.

Louis was born in Gainesville, Al. His formative years were spent in Bessemer, Al. He attended Tuskegee Institute and Tennessee State University. He was employed at GMAC for 30 years.

Brother Gee accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at New Bethlehem Baptist Church in Bessemer. After relocating to Chattanooga in 1969, the Gee Family united with Orchard Knob Baptist Church. He served faithfully as chairperson of the Orchard Knob Community Development Corporation, leader of The Prayer Warriors, Sunday School teacher, member of Finance Ministry, The Corporate Board, Trustee Ministry and Deacon Ministry.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Bertha Gee.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Joyce Gee; daughter, Jamiku L. Gee; sister, Florida Morris; brothers, James Arthur (Dorothy) Gee, Danville, Il., and John David (Arkadella) Gee, Bessemer, Al.; aunts, Orangie Lee Hill and Willie Lee Yarbrough; one brother-in-law, six sisters-in-law, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Thursday, Oct. 22, at Orchard Knob Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Harold K. Lester officiating. Interment will be in Lakewood Memory Gardens, East.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 6-7 p.m., at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

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