Obituary of James Chism, Sr.
James Edward Chism, Sr. of Chesilhurst, New Jersey, was called to rest on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at Virtua Voorhees Hospital in Voorhees Township, New Jersey.
James was born on June 4, 1952, in South Boston, Virginia, to Annie F. Chism and the late Kermit Chism, Sr. He was married to the late Dianne Chism. James was educated in the South Boston/Halifax County, Virginia schools system. He served proudly in the United States Marine Corps and the Army National Guard. He was employed with Ancora Psychiatric Hospital in Hammonton, New Jersey before his health began to fade.
James gave his life to Christ and attended Kingdom Life Fellowship currently located in Sewell, New Jersey, under the divine leadership of Spencer Rogers, Jr. James enjoyed fishing, helping others, making jokes, and anything related to the military.
James is preceded in death by his adored spouse, Dianne Chism and a brother, Thelton "Leroy" Chism.
Left to cherish memories: his mother, Annie F. Chism of South Boston, Virginia; three sisters: Catherine Crews of Atlantic City, New Jersey, Barbara C. Barrington (Robert Barrington) of Portsmouth, Virginia, and Toni C. Jennings (Pastor Hayward Jennings, Sr.) of South Boston, Virginia; one brother: Kermit Chism, Jr. (Annie "Renee" Chism) of Waterford Works, New Jersey; three sons: James Chism, Jr. and Terry Chism of South Boston, Virginia and Michael Gatewood (Adriane P. Gatewood) of Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey; ten grandchildren, one great-grandchild, his beloved cat "Amanda Jean Chism", devoted friends: Joseph Procida and Beatrice White; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Funeral Services will be 11AM, Saturday, January 20, 2018, Greenidge Funeral Home, 301 Absecon Boulevard, where friends may call from 9AM. Interment to follow in Atlantic County Veterans Cemetery, Estell Manor.
Arrangements entrusted to Greenidge Funeral Homes, Inc., Atlantic City, where condolences may be left at www.greeenidgefuneralhomes.com.