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Jimmy Lewis Gramling

October 27, 1964 ~ June 8, 2022 (age 57)

Obituary

Jimmy Lewis Gramling, affectionately known as, “Jimmy  Jam and JimBo”, was born October 27, 1964, in Stanly County, North Carolina to the parentage of Edgar and Odessa Wilson Gramling. Jimmy entered  eternal rest Wednesday, June 8, 2022. Kindness and generosity were Jimmy’s trademark. He enjoyed making others smile and having a lively conversation with family and friends. When tomorrow begins and his presence is no longer with us, he will be fondly remembered and dearly missed.

He was a 1983 graduate of North Stanly High School, New London, North Carolina and was employed for over twenty-five years with Michelin Tire Company, Albemarle, North Carolina.

Jimmy was a member of St. Paul Friendship Church of God, Albemarle, NC. He valued the importance and love of family, and  especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Always immaculately dressed, Jimmy enjoyed the finer things in life. Other enjoyments included smoking cigars and driving his BMW, which he nicknamed “Belle”.

His parents; sisters: Patty Horne and Dorothy Shankle; and brother-in-law, Ricky Kindell preceded him in death.

Jimmy’s life will be forever cherished by his daughters: Chemise Gramling (Marco White), Ashley Brown Davis (Willie), Denita Thomas, Demiya Thomas, Deshelle Thomas, and Sharona Harris; sons: Javares Gramling (Carmen) and Justin Gramliing (Mercedes); twenty grandchildren; sisters: Geraldine Wilson, Julia Kindell, Shaiona Harris, and Patricia Lockhart; brothers: Nap (Surretha) Gramling, Elder Bart (Tommie) Gramling, and John Gramling; best friend, James Frazier Goode; friend: John Brooks; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

"Gone from our home, but always in our hearts, Jimmy will be forever loved and remembered. We will see him again in that great getting’ up morning."

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
June 22, 2022

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Kelsey Funeral Home
217 T. E. White Sr. Dr.
Albemarle, NC 28001

Visitation
Thursday
June 23, 2022

12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
Saints Delight Church
520 Wall Street
Albemarle, North Carolina 28001

Funeral Service
Thursday
June 23, 2022

12:30 PM
Saints Delight Church
520 Wall Street
Albemarle, North Carolina 28001

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