July 18, 1958 ~ August 2, 2021

Born in: Chicago, IL
Resided in: Indianapolis, IN

James “Jimmy/Jim” Person, Jr. was the first child born to the late James Person, Sr., and San Bonita (Person) Milton on July 18, 1958.  He was born and raised in Chicago, IL, and attended Chicago public schools.  James spent many years working for General Motors in Illinois until he later moved to Indiana to be closer to his family.

 

After relocating to Indiana, he worked at Duffy Tool and Stamping for a few years until he gained employment as a Correctional Officer with Department of Corrections (DOC) through the State of Indiana. He worked at several different facilities (including but not limited to): Indiana State Prison and the Youth’s Juvenile Detention Center in Pendleton, Indiana Woman’s Prison (IWP) and the Women’s Work Release Program located in Indianapolis. During his tenure with the DOC, he was promoted and moved up the ranks as a Sergeant.

 

After obtaining his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice later in life, James began a career with Department of Children Services (DCS/State of IN) where he served as a Case Manager.  Upon retirement, James worked for Robin Run Village where he served as a security guard to a senior community.

 

James was such a loving and caring person.  He was often referred to as a “GENTLE GIANT”. He was full of wisdom, compassion and understanding yet he wasn’t above gaining a new perspective. He will be truly missed.

 

James Edward Person Jr. (63) passed away surrounded by his loving family on August 2, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents: James, Sandy, and Robert (stepfather) and his brother, Kenneth.

 

James leaves to cherish his 2 daughters: Caitlyn and Erin; 4 grandchildren: Nate, Erianna, Arion, and Erian; stepmother Mary; 7 sisters: Nanette, Stephanie (Billy), Marva (Jeff), Peggy, Michelle (Levi), Monica (Myron) and Wilhelmena; 1 brother Robert (Dream); 4 Aunts: Joyce, Ruth, Shirley, and Glenda Beal; and host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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  1. You will be greatly missed. I will miss your smile and your great since of humor. Sending you Love and plenty of hugs your friend Diva.

  2. Our life did not begin with birth,
    It is not of the earth;

    And this that we call death, it is no more

    Than the opening and closing of a door

    And in Your house how many rooms must be

    Beyond this one where we rest momentarily.”

    — James Dillet Freeman
    Truly grateful that we crossed paths. My life was made better for it. I will never forget you. Love,
    ⚘💜

  3. Our life did not begin with birth,

    It is not of the earth;

    And this that we call death, it is no more

    Than the opening and closing of a door

    And in Your house how many rooms must be

    Beyond this one where we rest momentarily.”

    — James Dillet Freeman
    Truly grateful that we crosses paths! My life was made the better for it!
    Love you!
    Rest in God James 🙏🏽⚘💜

  4. Jimmy Jam A Very Dear and Super Caring and Kind Big Brother to Me ♥️ You Will Be Missed , It’s Your Time To Rest 🙏🏽

  5. Prayers for peace and comfort. Memories of your joyful smile and gentle spirit will never be forgotten. Love to the family.

  6. Cousin Rest In Peace. No more pain and suffering. We did not talk often, but the few conversations we had was very uplifting.

  7. I’m so sorry to hear of Jimmy’s passing. It seems like yesterday we were spending time at our great grandmothers and grandmothers for holiday dinners. So glad we reconnected these years under good and bad circumstances. Will keep Nannette and Stephanie and the family in my prayers.

  8. I will miss you so much our talks during the day. Our texting to check on each other. Your words of encouragement even if I didn’t like the answer. I so appreciated your honesty and how you cared for me. I will always love you.

  9. RIH Jimmy. Thank you for all the wonderful memories to hold us and keep us. You are loved and remembered by all whose life you touched:

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