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Deacon James Lloyd, Sr.

November 17, 1946 ~ August 28, 2020 (age 73)

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To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted…

All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.

~ Ecclesiates 3:1, 2, 20



     On November 17, 1946 James Lloyd, Sr. was born in Jarratt, Virginia to the loving care and capable hands of Joe Lloyd and Mary Branch Lloyd. As life progressed, James was educated in the Northampton County Public School System and Meherrin School. Realizing that God was an integral part of his upbringing, James, gave his life to Christ at an early age and later in life become a member of Saved Today Worship Center of Severn, North Carolina. Under the leadership of his sister, Pastor Julia Johnson, James was ordained a deacon and offered his wisdom and knowledge and providing leadership to this ministry.


Along life’s journey, Lloyd sought employment at Glover in Pleasant Hill, North Carolina and Severn Peanut Company and Renisall both of Severn, North Carolina. He was a hard worker and did what he could to support his family. His family and friends were near and dear to his heart. Oftentimes, if James was not working, you could find him out on the water fishing or somewhere spending time with family and friends, especially his best friend, Jeffery Harris. James loved people and he never met a stranger. He was a people’s person, loved a good laugh, talking with the ‘fellas’ in the community and would do anything he could to help those in need. His kindness, willingness to help others, and loyal friendship will be greatly missed and forever remembered by those whose lives he touched in so many special ways.


     You never said I’m leaving, you never said goodbye. You were gone before we knew it and only God knows why. A million times we needed you, A million times we’ve cried. If love alone could have saved you, you never would have died. In life we loved you dearly. In death we love you still. In our hearts we hold a place that only you can fill. It broke our heart to lose you, But you didn’t go alone, As part of us went with you, The day God took you home. On Friday, August 28, 2020; while in the comfort of his home in Pendleton, North Carolina, James entered into eternal rest. He is now reunited with those who preceded him in death; his parents, siblings, Amelia Murrell, Pastor Julia Johnson, Thelma Williams, Joe L. Ricks, Joe Lloyd and William Lloyd.


     Sunset and evening star, And one clear call for me! And may there be no moaning of the bar, When I put out to sea, But such a tide as moving seems asleep, Too full for sound and foam, When that which drew from out the boundless deep Turns again home. Twilight and evening bell, And after that the dark! And may there be no sadness of farewell, When I embark; For tho’ from out our bourne of Time and Place The flood may bear me far, I hope to see my Pilot face to face When I have crost the bar. James’ life and legacy will forever live on in the hearts and minds of: his wife, Judy Person Lloyd; children, James Lloyd, Jr. (Delcynie), Pastor Curtis Person (Evangelist Cassaundra), Sheron (Lloyd) Long, Glen Person and Sherita Person; grandchildren, Jasmine Lassiter (Glen), Zavonta Williams, Ja’bria Williams, Keleehia Person, Deshawn Pope and Jabez Person; great-grandchild, Massiaa Bishop; brother, Robert Ricks; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


Relatives and Friends are encouraged to visit Deacon Lloyd's tribute wall to share memories, extend condolences and to order floral tributes, as sentiments to the family.  


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September 3, 2020

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
T L Faison's Funeral Care, LLC
301 Park Street
Seaboard, NC 27876

Funeral Service
September 4, 2020

1:00 PM
Saved Today Worship Center
9212 NC HWY 35
Severn, NC 27877

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