|Birth: ||May 1, 1960|
|Death: ||Jul. 1, 2011|
James L. Blair went home to be with his Heavenly Father on July 1, 2011. He was born in Birmingham, AL on May 2, 1960, son of the late Rosie Lee Blair. He was the Executive Director of the Miller Child Development Center. He was active in a number of church and community service organizations, and served as the Basileus of the Psi Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Shawana Freeman Blair; children Telica (Kevin) Walker, Shamia Priestley, Clayton (Nicey) Priestley, Lindsey Blair, and Jasmine Blair; sisters Denise (George) Holder, and Mary Blair; sister-in-law Lelia Blair Underwood; and a hosts of other relatives and friends. Arrangements have been entrusted to Lewis Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held Thursday, July 7, 2011 at 6 p.m. at Second Baptist Church, 3310 E. Commerce Street. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 9, 2011 at 10 a.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to Second Baptist Church Vision 2008 or Omega Fraternity Scholarship Fund.
Published in Express-News on July 6, 2011
" IMMORTALITY !"
I give you this one thought to keep –
I am with you still – I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone –
I am with you still – in each new dawn
Do not stand at my grave and cry
I am NOT there I DID NOT DIE!!
Created by: Nia Imani-Diarra
Record added: Jul 19, 2011
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