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James Lawrence Weaver
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Obituary for James Lawrence Weaver

James Lawrence Weaver, 78, passed away on Friday, September 7, 2018 at the SECU Hospice House in Smithfield.

James was born in Wayne County on October 23, 1939 to the late Gertha and Clara Thelma Denning Weaver. He retired from Cooper Bussmann in Goldsboro. James lived a life of dedication to his family and friends, and to his community. He served his community many ways as a fireman with the Jordan’s Chapel Fire Department and as a member of the Mill Creek Masonic Lodge #125 A.F. & A.M. James also served his country in the United States Air Force. He was a member of Jordan’s Chapel Baptist Church.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at Jordans Chapel Baptist Church followed by a service to celebrate James’ life at 2:00 p.m. in the sanctuary with Rev. Ray Smeltzer and Rev. Michael Weaver officiating. Interment will be in Wayne Memorial Park.

James is survived by his wife 54 years, Beverly Hensley Weaver; brothers, Russell Weaver, Carl Weaver and wife Faye, Roy Weaver and wife Ellie, Donald Weaver and wife Joyce, and Charles Weaver and wife Annette; sisters, Hazel Ruth Ballard and Alma Doris Weaver; and several nieces and nephews he loved very much.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters-in-law, Ralph and Dorothy Weaver, Glenn and Hilda Weaver, Howard Wright Weaver, and Anita Powell Weaver.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be given in James’ memory to Shriner’s Crippled Children’s Hospital, 2900 Rocky Point Dr. Tampa, Florida 33607.

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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Jordans Chapel Baptist Church

5663 US Hwy. 13 South
Mount Olive, NC 28365

Funeral Service




2:00 PM
Jordans Chapel Baptist Church

5663 US Hwy. 13 South
Mount Olive, NC 28365

Cemetery Details


Wayne Memorial Park

2925 U.S. Hwy. 117 South
Dudley, NC 28333

Memorial Contribution

Shriners Hospitals for Children

2900 N. Rocky Point Drive
Tampa, FL 33607

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