Reverend James ìJimmyî Eugene Justice, 74, of Hendersonville went home to be with his Lord and Savior Friday morning, June 12, 2015 at Pardee Memorial Hospital.
Born in Henderson County, he was the son of the late Claude Eugene Justice and Ruth Eva Enloe Justice. He was also preceded in death by his older sister, Mildred, and her husband, Cecil Sizemore, and by his younger brother, Terry Justice.
Reverend Justice retired from GE after 23 yearsí employment. He served as pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church in Hendersonville for 36 years and was the founder of The Jimmy Justice Family Gospel Singing Group.
ìJimmy (Daddy, Papaw) went to be with the Lord today. Our hearts are heavy but, as King David said, ëI cannot bring him back, but I can go to him.í Please pray for our family. Daddy was our hero. Praise God and the Lamb forever. Daddy preached his last sermon this past Wednesday from John, Chapter 16; he read this verse: ëAnd ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.í We love you Jimmy, Daddy, Papaw.î
Reverend Justice is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Alvena ìLouiseî Bishop Justice; children, Sandra J. Landreth & husband, Keith; Gloria J. Pryor and husband, Rick; and Marsha J. Justice; grandchildren, Shawn Landreth, Nathan Ballew, Kaleb Landreth, Kayla Ballew, Hannah Pryor, Aaron Pryor and Leah Pryor; great-grandson, Gabriel Ballew, (Pawís Man); ìRoad-crew,î Dalton McKee and Ashley Sargent; and siblings, Kathleen Lancaster (Jim), Eddie Justice (Martha), Larry Justice (Doris), Gail Collins (Frank-deceased), Brenda Holcomb (Larry), and Debbie Lewis (Donnie).
A home-going celebration will be held at 4 pm Sunday at Fellowship Baptist Church. The Reverends Billy Mitchell and Buddy Mullinax will officiate. Burial will follow at Mountain Home Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1-4 PM at the church prior to the service.
The family wishes to honor the many men of God who have been Preacher Jimmyís friends and associates in his lifeís work of preaching the gospel as his honorary pallbearers.