James “Jimmie” Malone, age 67, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on November 8, 2011, after a lengthy illness.
He was born in Mountain City, Tennessee, on July 7, 1944, and was the son of the late Charles “Gee” and Martha “Ethel” Malone. After high school, he relocated to Johnson City for about 15 years and then moved to Warren, Ohio, where he lived for 30 years.
While residing in Warren, he was an active member of Trinity Baptist Church, where he served as a trustee, a member of the male choir and the church custodian. He was also a member of the King Solomon #87 Masonic Lodge P.H.A.
He worked at Peerless Electric as a factory worker for many years. He also worked for Second Baptist Church Preschool before returning to Johnson City in 2002.
Upon returning to Johnson City, he became an active member of New Zion Faith Center.
He was a wonderful father, brother and friend. He enjoyed cooking, fishing, gardening and church/community activities.
A special thanks to his sister/caregiver, Susie Rollins, and the staff of DaVita Dialysis Center, ETSU Physicians Group and Johnson City Medical Center, who were all very instrumental in his care.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
He leaves to cherish his memories, a daughter, Cheryl Malone, of Cleveland Ohio; four sisters, Susie (Charles) Rollins, Nancy (David Sr.) Dugger, Ann Hale, all of Johnson City, and Brenda Elmore, of Nashville, Tennessee; along with a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 12, 2011, at Grace Temple Eternal Life Center. Pastor Ernest Widby of New Zion Faith Center will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 12 noon until the service.
Graveside services to follow at Washington County Memory Gardens, Johnson City, TN.
The family will receive friends at the home of his sister, Susie Rollins, 1509 E. Holston Ave, Johnson City, TN.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Birchette Mortuary Inc, 219 East Millard Street, Johnson City, TN 37601. 423-926-6013