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Monroe James, Sr.

d. December 11, 2020

The Governor of South Carolina advises to limit public gatherings to 50 guests or less to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Smith Funeral Home of Florence, LLC carefully considered this recommendation and ask that additional guest please participate via live-streaming if it is authorized by the family.

Private Funeral Service for Mr. Monroe James, Sr. will be conducted 2:00 PM Friday, December 18, 2020 at J. O. & Annette Smith Memorial Chapel, 307 South Johns Street, Florence, South Carolina. Interment will follow in Jamestown Cemetery, directed by Smith Funeral Home of Florence, LLC.

Mr. Monroe James, Sr., son of the late Toney G. James and the late Sally “Senna” B. James was born June 20, 1946. He departed this life on Friday, December 11, 2020 at MUSC Health-Florence Medical University of South Carolina.

Monroe Sr. received his Public Education at Mars Bluff School in Florence County.

Monroe Sr. relocated to Bronx, New York and later relocated to Florence, South Carolina in 1979. Monroe Sr. was employed with Daniels Construction, Carolina Car Rental, and Ouzts Wilbert Vault Company upon his retirement.

Monroe Sr. also known as “Bubba”, Boss Hog” and/or “Dusom” loved spending time with family. He would visit Church with his family at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church in Florence, South Carolina under the leadership of Reverend Bennie King, Jr., Bower’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Florence, South Carolina under the leadership of Reverend Lindora James, and Mill Branch African Methodist Episcopal Church in Pamplico, South Carolina under the leadership of Reverend Dr. Larry L. Harris.

Monroe Sr. was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Rodney James; three sisters, Jessie Lee James, Jannie Mae Caldwell, and Classie James; two brothers, Mark James and Willie “Ed” James; four aunts, Rebecca Johnson, Catherine Ford, Annie Ford, and Velma Ford; four uncles, Seniend Garland, Sr., Jim Garland, Jr., Joseph Garland, and Wilbur Garland; and two special friends, Rick and Evelyn Waldrop.

Monroe Sr. is survived by his wife, Minnie A. Brown James; three children, Terrence (Kathy) Tucker of Connecticut; Monroe (Lora) James, Jr. of North Carolina, and Kisha L. James - (Franky Sr.) Robinson of South Carolina; nine grandchildren, Candice, Traylonn Terrence, Jr., Cameron, Tyler, ShaTek, ShaTerra, Syncere, and Franky Jr; six great grandchildren; three brothers, Nathaniel (Grace) James of South Carolina, Benjamin James of Pennsylvania, and Robert (Unita) James of Georgia; five sisters, Margaret James, Mary L. Brown, Luretha Lassister, Carolyn (Harold) Frazier, and Mary Helen Friar; an aunt, Lucille Garland of Pennsylvania; an uncle, John A. Garland of Pennsylvania; two goddaughters, Sandra Kalicharan and Tonya McNeil; two special friends, Artie (Patricia) McPhearson of South Carolina and Cathy (Jimmy) Shaw of South Carolina; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Please keep the family of Monroe James, Sr. in your thoughts and prayers.

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