James Elsberry Cartee, 86, Birmingham, Alabama, died on August 12, 2014, at home after a short illness. The Rev. Dr. Douglas Chatham, Atlanta, Ga., will officiate. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Crestwood Funeral Home with the burial in Chatham Cemetery in Chatham, La.
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He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who is now with his daughter, Natasha Cartee, and son, Dennis Lang, in the presence of God. He was a Gadsden native who retired at 72 from Construction in Birmingham. He was an avid traveler and sport fan.
He is survived by his beloved and devoted wife of 39 years, Jackie Shaw Cartee; son Dr. John (Dr. Seine) Lang; and precious grandchildren, Courtney and Jonathan Lang, Seattle, Washington; brother-in-law, Paul (Belinda) Shaw, Royce City, Texas, and Douglas (Rosemary) Shaw, Decatur, Alabama; sister-in-law, Mary Simons, West Monroe, La.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Special thanks to the caring staff of Gentiva Hospice for being the answer to prayer.
Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to service.
Crestwood Memorial Funeral Home - Gadsden
2209 East Broad Street Gadsden, AL 35903
Published in The Gadsden Times on Aug. 15, 2014