HAMPTON - To have the ability to walk into a room and light it up without lights, speaks volumes about an individual. At the end of life, no words or speech has to be spoken to tell what that person meant and the mark they left on all around them, because their life preached and showed it. Jim was just that to all that crossed his path in life and on March 11, 2010, at 4:52 p.m. the Lord called home one of the most beautiful people created.
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He was a graduate of the 1975 class of Menchville High School, and attended Norfolk State University. But the biggest part of his life was in mentoring and coaching sports. His giving spirit continues today with being an organ donor.
Jim is preceded in death by his father, J. P. Bennett.
He leaves to cherish his memories his wife of 25 years, Annette Ravon Hamiel; sons, Scottie and Jami Hamiel; mother, Kathleen Bennett; brother, Lonnie Copper; sisters, Angela Robinson and Jacqueline Copper; grandchildren, Jakala, Amani, Jamarion and Aaliyah Hamiel; two special godsons, Allen Iverson and Aaron Brooks; and a host of family and friends.
The family will receive friends at Ronald C. Perkins Funeral Home Thursday March 18, from 1 to 6 p.m. Funeral services will be held noon Friday, March 19, at New Hope Baptist Church,1415 Big Bethel Road, Hampton, Va., with Pastor Christopher Carter giving the eulogy. The family will assemble at 119 Clydesdale Court in Hampton, Va., by 11 a.m. Friday. Interment will follow in Hampton Memorial Gardens.
Services rendered by Ronald C. Perkins Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
Published in Daily Press from March 13 to March 18, 2010