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James Roach, Sr.
Sep 19, 1929 to Jun 06, 2015


James Roach, Sr., 85, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Tuomey Regional Medical Center, Sumter. Born on September 19, 1929, in Sumter County, he was the son of the late Willie and Matilda Prioleau Roach. At an early age he joined High Hills A. M. E. Church, where he was a life long member. He was a member of the trustee board, and men Sunday school class. He attended the public schools of Sumter County. He was employed at the Shaw Air Force Base exchange for over 27 years as a ware house supervisor. He was united in Holy Matrimony to the late Viola Logan Roach, for 63 years until her passing. From this union nine children were born. He leaves to mourn his passing: his children, Margaret, Betty, Robert, Kathleen, Mary and Ferdinand, all of Sumter, Wayne (Cynthia) of Fort Washington, MD, Pernell of Lakewood, WASH; a daughter-in-law, Eloise Roach of Dalzell; one sister, Wilhemenia Keith of Steelton, PA; one brother-in-law, Joe Louis Logan of Harrisburg, PA; eleven grandchildren, Stanley, LaTonya, Anthony, Shaletta, Jennifer, April, Kimberly, LaToya, Natasha, Treyvon and Malcolm; ten great grandchildren; a god daughter, Jenette Johnson; a special adopted granddaughter, Barbara Roach; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife; a son, James Roach, Jr.; his parents, and six siblings, Harry Thompson, Matilda Daniels, Susanna Alston, Willie Roach, Jr., Elizabeth Hunter and Almenia Alston. Funeral services will be held 4:00 p. m., Friday, June 12, 2015 at High Hills A M E Church, 6780 Meeting House Road, Dalzell, with the Rev. Thomas H. Habersham, pastor, eulogist, the Rev. Ruth Robinson, officiating, assisted by the Rev. H. J. Murray, Rev. Linda Richbow and Evangelist Barbara Dinkins. The family is receiving family and friends at the home, 5455 Sidjon Road, Sumter. The Remains will be placed in the church at 3:00 p. m. The procession will leave from the home at 3:30 p. m. Floral bearers will be members of the Women Missionary Society. Pall bearers will be trustees and friends. Burial will be in the High Hills A M E Church Yard Cemetery.
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Apostle J. V. & Pastor Nora Y. Porter
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Posted on : Jun 11, 2015 13:33
Apostle J. V. & Pastor Nora Y. Porter expresses our deepest sympathy, thoughts, and prayers to the family of James Roach, Sr. the father of Wayne Roach. The Porter family are unable to attend the Life Celebration Service; however, our love, thoughts, and prayer are with the family. Our church, Christ Cathedral Fayetteville share with you during this difficult time.
Relationship:Brother of Cynthia Porter Roach
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