J.R. “James” Leming

Published 7:00 pm Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Funeral services for J.R. “James” Leming of Brookhaven are 10 a.m. on Friday, March 22, at Riverwood Family Funeral Service, with burial at 3:30 p.m. in High Hill Cemetery in Sebastopol.

Visitation is Thursday from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Leming, 79, died March 18, 2013 at his home. He was born in Mississippi on Nov. 5, 1933 to Arthur Leming and Elsie Renfroe Leming.

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He worked for Illinois Central Railroad and was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Mr. Leming served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and brother, Doyle Leming.

Survivors are his wife of 59 years, Audra Genell Johnson Leming; son, Keith and wife, Tally; daughter, Arlene and husband, Guy; brother, Wayne Leming; five grandchildren, Michelle Leming, Melissa Leming, Mandi Leming, Michael Davis and wife, Takae, and Rebecca Davis; and three great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Charity Baptist Church, 2226 Ethel Road SE, Brookhaven, MS 39601; 601-695-1777 or 601-833-2255.

To express your thoughts to the family, you may visit riverwoodfamily.com and click on his name to leave a comment.