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July 22, 2012
Rest in peace Uncle James. You will be greatly missed Champ. Love your Great niece and family.
July 14, 2012
Rip jimmy you were a joy to care for and it was an honor to meet you and take care of you . your loving nurse. Sharon Pinkney
July 12, 2012
Rest in Peace Uncle Jimmy!!!! My condolences to the family.
July 12, 2012
Love and peace to the family of a hero.
July 11, 2012
I took care of JB at McGregor he was lots of fun and laughs.I'm going to truly miss him... RIP JLB A.K.A The Champ
July 11, 2012
Prayers to your family
July 11, 2012
God bless Mr. Bivins family during this most difficult time. Praying that God gives you peace, strength, comfort during the coming days ahead.
July 11, 2012
I am praying for your family and daughter she cared deeply. I knew Jimmy, and his Wife and daughter. I had the privilege to meet two of his grandkids I will keep you in my prayers. God bless you Jimmy. RIP
July 10, 2012
i am going to tell you to remember the place in mama room that had all the goodies for both of you. and know that you were love by many people.i grew to love you jimmy margo rest in peace.
July 10, 2012
I am Marilyn Lee, AKA, Paloma Pilar Grasso. I am the same age as Jimmy's son Jimmy. We were in the same class together and I lived next door to Jimmy and Mr. Bivins on 137th street until I went to college. I later lived
in South America but returned in 1981 with my five children. Mr. Bivins, which is what I always called him although my kids called him Jimmy was so good to my kids, especially my two older boys, Fernan and Sergio. He was a wonderful man, a great neighbor and a good friend. Ximena, my daughter also had a wonderful relationship with Jimmy. He was like a grandfather to them. Thank you Jimmy for being you, Marilyn Lee
July 10, 2012
Our town was better with you and sadder without you
July 10, 2012
I lived in the Cedar Avenue area remember him delivering bread.I recently saw him while working at Huron Hospital.He talked about boxing Jersey Joe and meeting Muhammad Ali. He was A delight to care for.
July 10, 2012
Family,
I am so very sorry to hear about Mr. Bivins. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May the God of all comfort and tender mercy be with you. Cherish your memories of a life well lived.
July 09, 2012
May you rest in peace.Bless your heart.
July 09, 2012
God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow!
July 09, 2012
May god bless you and your family in this time of sorrow!
July 09, 2012
Thanks for caring about children.
July 09, 2012
A great man and gifted professional athlete. You were always a Champ in our eyes.
July 09, 2012
Rest in peace Jimmy. You were a great warrior! May God comfort your loved ones.
July 09, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 09, 2012
My condolences to the family. May your fond memories bring you peace as well as the comfort that our heavenly father gives.
July 09, 2012
To the family of Jimmy Bivins may God give you comfort and peace by means of prayer - Philipians 4:6,7. My deepest sympathy
July 09, 2012
With deepest sympathy to the Bivins family during your time of grief...Psalm 46:1...God is for us a refuge and strength, A help that is readily to be found during difficult times...May God provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead.
July 09, 2012
Rest in peace champ
July 09, 2012
To the Bivens family.I am so sorry for your loss.
I just want the family to know it was a honor to take care of Mr Bivens while I worked at Sunrise Assisted Living.
Mr Bivens was an inspiration to me always.I learned alot from him.I was so excited to tell both family and friends that I knew Mr.Bivens.
He will truly be missed.May he rest in peace.
July 09, 2012
Rest in peace.
July 09, 2012
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
July 09, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 09, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 08, 2012
To the the family of Jimmy Bivins - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that he will be missed by many.
July 08, 2012
May you find peace comfort and strength in the days to come, we will continue to pray for you. Thank you for entrusting your loved one with us. The Lucas Memorial Chapel Funeral Home Family
July 08, 2012
As a child growing up in Cleveland, I remember what a source of pride Mr. Bivins was to the people of our community. May he rest in peace.
July 08, 2012
Rest in peace.
July 08, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. We have a hope that we can see our loved ones again. “Abraham . . . reckoned that God was able to raise [his son Isaac] up even from the dead.” (Hebrews 11:17-19)
July 08, 2012
Although I never got the chance to meet you, I did have the chance to read about you, and stories I heard from people in that era, eveyone of them said that you were a champion. I belive them and I also agree with them. Mr Bivins you are a champion in my eyes and always will be. RIP
July 08, 2012
Rest well Mr.Bivins. My prayers are with your family.

Vanessa Marshall-Cato, daughter of LLoyd Marshall
July 08, 2012
July 08, 2012
You were great, Jimmy. You beat Jersey
Joe! Rest well now.

Georgia Boxing Fan
July 08, 2012
To the Bivins family~ Truly a Hall Of Fame Boxer was Mr Jimmy Bivins; may he RIP. Back in 1961; I was stationed with a Bivins in The USAF( at Selfrige Air Force Base)was he a family member?I read my Bivins passed away many years ago(tradgicly).May they both RIP.
July 08, 2012
God bless urv
July 08, 2012
May you always be at peace my friend. God Bless You.
July 08, 2012
he will be miss my daddy nu jimmy they were in the fight game his name was Daniel johnson sr. god blessthe familey
July 07, 2012
Rest in peace .Praying for the family
July 07, 2012
July 07, 2012
R.I.P . U will b missed!!
July 07, 2012
Many years ago My family lived in the country in Chardon Ohio Jimmy Bevins parents stopped to see if Mr Bevins could hunt on our land Mrs Bevins would sit and visit with my mother and they became good friends and remained for years They always bragged about their son Jimmy and we all remembered his name.I am talking way back in the early 60s My parents are gone now but we remember his family.RIP The OMalley family
July 07, 2012
He was a one of a kind. He was the kind of person Cleveland can be proud of. Jimmy, may you rest in peace.
Tom
July 07, 2012
My Deepest Sympathy
July 07, 2012
Bivins family and friends,May the peace of God that excels all thought guard your hearts and your mental poweres by means of Christ Jesus. phil 4,7
July 07, 2012
July 07, 2012
GOD BLESS THE ENTIRE BIVINS FAMILY IN THIS TIME OF NEED. A CORNER STONE OF BOXING AND SET THE TONE FOR THOSE AFTER HIS BOXING DAYS.
July 07, 2012
PEACE TO YOUR FAMILY,MY UNCLE TOLD ME ABOUT JIMMY BIVINS AND HOW GOOD HE WAS.
July 07, 2012
As I look up to home i can see people looking down and i say to my self how bless I am to be hear buy one I look and pray and ask the lord to forgive me and ask if. it time for me to come home and he say yes my son yes yes and i say thank you.I look at my family and take care of them self andI will be with them all ways.and tell them at i am going home to be with the lord.and my wife and kids.you came and see me no more i am homehome looking down on the people the I know.I love you and may god bless.and keep youmy love go out to you with love thank you for the time on this earth that god had put on you.thank you and may god be with you all ways.
July 07, 2012
Our prayers go out to you and your loved ones.May you rest in peace.
July 07, 2012
should of been champion of the world , if not for joe louis' four year army stint.....was interim champ,in world war 2 rest in peace champ! from oxnard's boxing community.
my prayers go out to the family,god bless.
July 07, 2012
jimmy bivins was one of the great fighters of his time.i remember listening to his exciting fights on the radio when i was a young boy in chicago. charles e donegan,esq. a life long boxing fan and amateur boxing historian.washington,dc
July 07, 2012
My sincere condolences to the family and friends for your loss. Trust in God and find comfort in His Word to get you through. - Rev. 31:3,4
July 07, 2012
It was my honor to call him my friend for well over forty years. May he rest in peace and always be remembered as a great fighter but as an even greater human being.
July 07, 2012
Thank you for paving the way for the fighters who followed you . . . standing on the shoulders of a giant. My God Bless you all.
July 07, 2012
REST IN PEACE>
July 07, 2012
God bless him, he was a wonderful man. We are proud he was from Cleveland.
July 07, 2012
RIP sir.
July 07, 2012
Bivins Family,
I am so very sorry to hear about Mr. Bivins. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May the love and hope God gives comfort you during this difficult time.
July 07, 2012
My sincere condolences to the family and friends for your loss. Trust in God and find comfort in His Word to get you through. - Rev. 31:3,4
July 07, 2012
May your family find peace and comfort in Psalms 65:2.

JC. GA
July 07, 2012
Bivins Family,

My sincere condolences to family and friends. May knowing others care give you a measure of comfort. May God comfort and strengthen you as the days go pass "that the power beyond what is normal may be God's and not that out of ourselves"
July 07, 2012
JIMMY, YOU WERE THE BEST: MAY JIMMY AND ALL OF THE DEPARTED: REST IN PEACE. AMEN.
July 07, 2012
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
July 07, 2012
One of the great ones who didn't get the "shot". Too good at what he did RIP Champ
July 07, 2012
So very sorry for your family loss,may the God of tender mercy comfort you.
July 06, 2012
To the family,May you gain strength from God's word. An from the God of all comfort.
July 06, 2012
good for boxing,great for a person.
July 06, 2012
July 06, 2012
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
July 06, 2012
May the God who supplies endurance and comfort”… sustain you in your time of need through prayer, the comfort of fellow believers, and his Word the Bible.–Ro 15:5.
With Deep Sympathy,

Green, L.-West P. Bch., FL 33407
July 06, 2012
Jimmy was so kind, just a pleasure to sit and visit with. We've thought of him often and send prayers and love to his family.
July 06, 2012
May God provide strength and comfort for his family and close friends.
July 06, 2012
Gods Speed Champ, Thanks for being nice to me....................
July 06, 2012
To the family,May you gain strength from God's word. An from the God of all comfort.
July 06, 2012
As an ex-neighbor when I was growing up in Cleveland, I played with your kids, and I remember how kind you were to me. Rest in Peace, "Champ"
July 06, 2012
What a life story.
Thank you, Mr. Bivins for caring about kids.
July 06, 2012
We long for the day when we all can say "death where is your sting?" 1 Corinthians 15:55
My condolences to the family
July 06, 2012
May you rest in peace, God needed you in his corner.
July 06, 2012
May the Lord, angels and saints welcome you into Gods paradise to the speciaL place set aside for you. Peace!
July 06, 2012
KEEP ON PUNCHING CHAMP ! REST IN PEACE
July 06, 2012
So long Champ
July 06, 2012
July 06, 2012
May the God of all comfort be with you at this time of grief, may all Jimmy's memories stay close to your heart. Psalms 46:1 Joanna
July 06, 2012
July 06, 2012
With our deepest condolences.


John 11: 1-44
July 06, 2012
My half brother,George Toy along with Jimmy Bivens and Jimmy Reeves won the National Golden Gloves in their weight class in 1939. Rest In Peace Jimmy.
July 06, 2012
May God Bless Jimmy, and his entire family. May your sorrow be brief, with the comfort, that Jimmy is now in his fathers loving arms.
July 06, 2012
My prayers going out to all the family and friends. God Bless you now and always.
July 06, 2012
Psalms 46:1 says: God is for us a refuge and strength during this difficult time and may God grant you the comfort to endure.
July 06, 2012
I met Jimmy as a 14 year kid at the OLD ANGLE in 1969 . He was a kind man and I loved hearing his stories of his days in the ring . Always had time to listen and to teach . God Bless You Jimmy ..Pat Gibbons
July 06, 2012
Thanks for all the memories and the many autographs. One autograph that I will always cherish is: "Yours but mine-Jimmy Bivins." Your friend, Gene Glen
July 06, 2012
rip JIMMIE
July 06, 2012
May it comfort you to know that God as well as others care about you at this time.
July 06, 2012
My condolences to the family. Our heavenly Father is a refuge and strength for us during our diistresses-Psalm 46:1. Erma L. Davis, Park Forest, IL.
July 06, 2012
rest in peace Jimmy until your name is called. John 5:28
July 06, 2012
This man boxed when boxing was boxing. No Ali shuffle, no politics. May God bless and keep him.
July 06, 2012
May your family be bless good job Mr. J. Bivins
July 06, 2012
May God Bless you and your family..Good job Mr. J.Bivins
July 06, 2012
For the family,Please accept my sincere condolences and prayers in your loss.
July 05, 2012
Heaven's champ!!!Rest in peace Jimmy.
July 05, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 05, 2012
He is a champ, one of the greatest ever! Just ask Ali. You are now in Gods' cradling hands. See you on the other side Champ.
July 05, 2012
I have lost a great friend and great boxing coach. He taught me alot about boxing but even more about life. God rest your soul, CHAMP.
July 05, 2012
To the the family of Jimmy Bivins - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that he will be missed by many.
July 05, 2012
The greatest fighter to never get a shot at a world title, a true hall of famer! RIP Jimmy Bivins.
July 05, 2012
TO THE FAMILY OF JIMMY BIVINS,I EXPRESS MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY AT THIS VERY DIFFICULT AND PAINFUL TIME,PLEASE FIND COMFORT AT ISAIAH 45:18.AW.HOUSTON,TX.
July 05, 2012
Jimmy beat the pants off of Tami Mauriello; Frank Sinatra cried. Joe Louis was afraid of Jimmy; Joe didn't want to fight Jimmy.
July 05, 2012
Jimmy had a lot of ups and downs . . . but he faced and beat the best fighters of his day. His arms had a tremendous reach . . . when he was punching an opponent, the opponent couldn't get close to him. May he rest in peace.

R M Kraus/Akron
July 05, 2012
Growing up always heard his name,RIP Champ.
July 05, 2012
July 05, 2012
Always was and always will be a champion in my eyes. Thank you Mr Bivens. Rip Champ.
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