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February 19, 1953 November 18, 2009
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James L. Montgomery
On February 19 in the year 1953 in the city of Brewton, Alabama, the late Maggie Mae and Willie Lee Montgomery were blessed with a 19lb baby boy named James L. Montgomery. James was the brother of his sister the late Willie Jean McMillian. She was one of the loves of his life. As he grew into a young man, he signed up for the National Guard Army, but due to health issues he was honorably discharged and returned home.
Throughout the years, he worked for the City of Brewton and TR Miller Mill Company. In 1978 he met the greatest love of his life, Sharon, which later became his loving and devoted wife of 30 years. Though they shared no biological children, they raised one of his four precious children, Theresa Montgomery, who loved him dearly. In the year of 1985, James and his family relocated to Brooksville, Florida, where he was able to pursue his true passing “fishing”. He met many caring friends through this passion. James later joined Holy Band Deliverance Temple under the leadership of Pastor Rosa Waddy were he eventually served as an acting deacon under the leadership of Pastor Stella Williams until his health declined, and went home to be with his Lord on November 18, 2009.
James leaves to cherish his fond memories: A loving and caring wife of 30 years, Sharon Montgomery and a loving and devoted daughter, Theresa Montgomery and three other children, James, Jr., who preceded him in death, Marcus Benjamin (Cynthia) Huntsville, AL, Tawanan Harris of Brewton, AL; one sister, who preceded him in death, Willie Jean McMillian; father-in-law, Luis Gomez (Louis) Jersey City, NJ; two brothers-in-law, Luis Gomez, Jr. (Denise) Century, FL and Travis Gomez (Meme) Hoboken, NJ; three sisters-in-law, Linda Walk (Jerome “Tip”) Brooksville, FL, Julie McSkill (Larry) Brewton, AL and Theresa Monroe Gomez of Elizabeth, NJ; 14 grandchildren, with one grandson whom he raised, Johnny Preston (G-daddy baby); one great-grandchild; four aunts, Rosie Anderson, Celesta Motton, Gladys Motton all of Brewton, AL and Eunice Walton of Pollard, AL; three special nieces, Lanice Smith of Brewton, AL, Nikki Jones and LaTalia Gomez of Brooksville, FL; a host of great nieces and nephews who cared for him during his sickness, LaTavia, BreAjah, NaTalia, MarQuan, William and Tyrese all of Brooksville, FL, Michael and Kwanzaa of Brewton, AL; special friends, John Munford, Barbara Barneswell, Big Hamburg, Dewayne Johnson, Alice Rawls all of Brooksville, FL and Donna Dowdell of Spring Hill, FL; a host of many sorrowing friends and relatives who cared for him.
Viewing: Friday, November 27, 2009 ~ 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. ~ Holy Band D.T. Inc. ~ 836 Twigg Street ~ Brooksville, FL 34601 ~ Prophetess, Stella Williams, Pastor
Services: Saturday, November 28, 2009 ~ 2:00 P.M. ~ Brooksville Wesleyan Church ~ 8168 Jasmine Drive ~ Brooksville, FL 34601 ~ Dr. Marlin Mull, Senior Pastor ~ Bishop Harry Brown, Eulogist
Interment: Brooksville Cemetery ~ Brooksville, FL
Repast: Family Home ~ 20017 Suncrest Drive, Brooksville, FL
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