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James O. Amos, Jr.

James O. Amos, Jr.

Saturday, May 18th, 1957 - Wednesday, November 13th, 2019
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James Orell Amos Jr., 62, of New Britain, CT departed this life peacefully on Wednesday, November 13th, 2019. James was born in Greenville, MS. May 18th, 1957 and was the son of the late James Orell. Amos Sr. & Charlesetta Amos. He was well known for being the life of the party along with any room he entered. His laugh was contagious and he loved having a good time. James was very dependable and never missed an opportunity to help a friend or family member in need. During his high school years he was the star quarterback player at Riverside High School, which prompted his love and passion for Football. His favorite team was the Dallas Cowboys. James attended Mississippi Delta Junior College and later served his country honorably in the United States Army. He was a member of the International Union of Painters. James went on to become the CEO of “The New Look Painting & Drywall”. Some of his specialties included remodeling, indoor/outdoor renovation and so much more. He was the grill master at all his events and never missed an opportunity to BBQ for his family and friends. Music was a big part of his life, he was a DJ and a lover of Country, Blues & RnB music. James was a loving Husband, Father, Son. His favorite line “Hey Now”

James leaves to mourn: His loving wife of thirty-two years Gloria Williams-Amos, Daughters Adria Amos, Jamya Amos all of New Britain, CT. L’Doris Nicholson (Martin) of Merrillville, Indiana, Joanta Artrice Wells of Columbus, Ohio. Brothers, Kenneth Amos (Brenda) of Greenville, MS, Darron Amos (Carolyn) of Greenville, MS, Danny Amos (Stacee) of Sandy Springs, GA. Sisters, Geraldine Asres (Anetnhe) of East Granby, CT, Zelda Amos of Greenville MS, Nancy Lewis (Delmore) of Macon, GA, Altha Amos of Atlanta, GA. 5 Grandchildren, Reginald Barton Jr., Ziare Barton, I’Mariyon Barton, Marlee Nicholson, Martin Nicholson Jr. Aunts, Flora Payne, Bessie Cole, Doris Jones, Doris Hariss, Mildred Hopkins, Velma Guy, Barbara Nash, Carolyn F. Coats. Uncles, James Jones, Allen Ray Jones, Johnny Jones, Alexander Jones, Titus Amos, Curtis Amos. Godbrother, Michael Shaw. Along with a host of Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, Friends and Relatives. James was predeceased by his brother Samuel Tyrone Amos and his sister Patricia Ann Amos.

Homegoing Celebration for James will be held Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 12 p.m. at St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 45 Daly Ave., New Britain, CT with the Bishop Dale I. Shaw, Pastor, presiding. Burial will be private. Relatives and friends may call at St. James Missionary Baptist Church, Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Service of Comfort and Compassion provided by the Paul A. Shaker Funeral Home, 764 Farmington Ave., New Britain, CT. To extend condolences to the Amos family or to share a memory of James, please visit SHAKERFUNERALHOME.COM
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    Thursday, November 21st, 2019 | 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Thursday, November 21st, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
    St. James Missionary Baptist Church
    45 Daly Avenue
    new britain, CT 06051
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  • Service

    Thursday, November 21st, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Thursday, November 21st, 2019 12:00pm
    St. James Missionary Baptist Church
    45 Daly Avenue
    new britain, CT 06051
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Bishop Dale I. Shaw, Pastor
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    Burial will be Private.


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Prayers and condolences to Family and Friends!! GOD COMFORT, STRENGTHEN and KEEP the family

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At this sorrowful period in your life, please accept my sincerest condolences for the death of your loved one.  Reflecting on the divine promises found in the Bible will give you hope and strength to keep going until all of God's promises are fulfilled. (Romans 15:13; John 5:28, 29).

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