• Lawncrest Chapel
    Redding, CA
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James Robert Africa 1935 - 2012

James Robert Africa

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
To Jim's loved ones,

My husband and I are very sorry for your loss.

We came to know Jim, and his brother Rich, at his little market on Eastside road. Jim always had a friendly smile and welcoming attitude, which conveyed his true appreciation for his customers. Because we lived fairly close to his store, and frequented it often, we were able to get to know Jim a little more than some. When I was 7 months pregnant, my husband and I decided to remodel our bathrooms. The remodel project took our bathrooms out of commission during each day, for a week. At 7 months pregnant not having a bathroom for 8 hours a day is a BIG issue! Jim made it clear to me that, I WAS to make his store my second home. If I needed anything at all, he would help in anyway he could. Jim made me feel like I was family. My husband and I were really disappointed when Jim closed his business, of course, it was purely selfish on our part. We knew that it meant, we wouldn't be seeing him much anymore. In the years since, my husband has been lucky enough to run into Jim in town, and on the golf course. My husband said each time he ran into him that, Jim would stop what he was doing to visit and "catch up".

We want you to know that, Jim had a positive impact on our lives, as we are sure he did with others.

Jim, we will see you again!

Brian and Wendy Pearson
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
I remember Jim from "Jiffy Mart" days, living in the Bonnyview area that was our go to store. Jim was always friendly and helpful. So sorry this has happened. He was a great man.
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