In Memory

Jimmy Black

Obituary for James Black


James Burrell “Jim” Black, age 75, of 1281 Marion Rd. Chatham, VA, entered into rest on November 26, 2014 at his residence.

He was born on September 4, 1939, in Gastonia, NC, the son of the late Earl Black and Mae Martin Black. He was married to Lillian Levirk Black, who survives

James was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who will be greatly missed. He was a member of Concord Methodist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Cheri (Noel) Tabor of Boston, MA and Angela Black (Norman) Osborne of Chatham; a son, Eric (Linda) Brandon of TN; step-son Tore Vaarvik of Norway; step-daughter, Bente Vaarvik of Norway; grandchildren, Kristen, Norman, Jake, Devon, Shayla, Damon, Lesley; step-grandchildren, Gabriel and Stina; a step great-grandchild, Jeremiah; and a brother, Charles Black of Bessemer City, NC.


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03/08/17 02:59 PM #1    

David Jordan

From: Mommataz_93 []
Sent: Wednesday, March 08, 2017 2:56 PM
Subject: RE: JJames Black


here is the picture of James Black that i said I'd send.    4 Sept 1939 - 26 Nov 2014.  buried in Highland Cemetery, Danville, VA


It was nice speaking with you.


Thanks, Carol Wolfe Anderson

03/10/17 11:42 AM #2    

Gene Davis (Davis)

Jimmy and I sang in Chorus. He had a very good baritonel We also decided to box in the Golden Gloves. I had boxed a couple times in the Novice Divisions. In Novice we boxed guys our own age and weight but we were both 16 this particular year. We had to fight guys in the same weight class but any age. We both fought older guys. We both suffered defeats. Jimmy was a good friend in school. Believe it or not i recently asked about him because he, Buddy Hatcher, Jimmy Brown and i did a lot of cut up singing on trips with the chorus. So sorry but there is a chorus in Heaven for sure. Gene Davis 

03/25/17 12:46 PM #3    

David Jordan

Jim was married to:

1.      Anna Lee Hammons  in  1958-1964  Children were James Eric Black & Cheri Black Tabor,


2. April Christina Hannah in 1965-1982  Children were Jeffrey Brian Black 1967-1987   & Angela Dawn Black Osborne, both born in Texas, plus 2 step children


3. Vicki Morgan  1982-1993  - they had no children, two step-children


4. Carol Wolfe Anderson 1994-1998  Companion


5. Lillian Johanna Lervik   2000-2014, 3 step-children. Lillian was from Norway, he met her in a chat room.  he returned to Norway after his death.


Supervisor, Dan River Mills until his health failed in about 1986. Before coming to Danville, VA he was a supervisor at a mill in New Braunfuls, TX. 


He was in a car accident in 1985-86 which put him in a wheelchair for a couple of years.  He was never able to return to work. He had a major heart attack and surgery in 1997. From that time on, his health slowly deteriorated as his COPD progressed.   Jim was my best (Carol Anderson) friend. He always told me that I was his best friend..  He was funny, sweet, loving and giving and a lot of fun to be witht. He loved  to travel and enjoyed helping a friend make the arrangements to get the migrant farm workers to  the tobacco farm. During the summer he really enjoyed the friendships of the Mexican workers, becoming very close to them.  He loved his dogs, Sunshine, Bullet, Sweetpea, Ubu, Cleo, Connie and Nikki and his cats.


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