James Edward Grimsley

December 31, 1958 ~ June 4, 2020 (age 61)


James Edward Grimsley was born to Grant and Charlotte Grimsley on December 31, 1958. James was a very kind, considerate and compassionate man. He loved his community and would routinely help the elderly in many ways by doing chores, running errands and many other acts of kindness. He would offer care to those in the neighborhood who were sick.

James graduated from Englewood High School, class of 1977.

James entered the workforce after high school. He worked for Baptist Hospital, Episcopal High School and worked many years in family businesses, Diverse Network and Grimsley Real Estate until his health failed him.

James entered into eternal rest on Thursday, June 4, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, Grant and Charlotte Grimsley; brothers, Grant Grimsley, Jr. and Ray Grimsley; and sister, Charlotte Sutton.

James leaves to cherish his memories, brothers, Willie Frank Grimsley, Vernon Grimsley, Tony Grimsley (Connie) and John Grimsley (Kelly); sisters, Laura Tookes (Eddie), Gloria Waters, Barbara Grimsley, Joyce Grimsley (Larry), Brenda Bush (Herman) and Phyllis Covington (Harry). He will be missed by a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many sorrowing friends.

Sarah L. Carter's Funeral Home Northside is serving the family.

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June 12, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Northside Chapel of Sarah L. Carter's
6665 New Kings Road
Jacksonville, FL 32219

Graveside Rites
June 13, 2020

11:00 AM
Edgewood Cemetery
4519 Edgewood Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32219

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