WILMINGTON — Jimmy Roy Black, 80, died Monday, October 25, 2021. He was born on February 11, 1941 in Tyler, Texas. He called himself a “Tyler Rose”. He resided in Pinehurst and Wilmington, NC. His parents were Bethel Corley Black and Tommie Black (both deceased), his only son, Jonathan Black (deceased) and oldest brother, Tommy Black of Wylie Texas (deceased). He is survived by his wife, Suzanne LaFollette-Black, three stepchildren and four grandchildren: Christopher Neal Cameron of Wilmington, NC; Kelcey and Chris Ashworth with Cameron and Kaitlyn of Cary, NC; Cullen and Jennifer Cameron with Mary Charlotte and Miller of Winston-Salem, NC. His brother, Cecil Black of Dallas, Texas with nieces Nannette Gooding and Bridget Edwards; nephews: Keith Black, Rev Eric Black and Brandon Black of Wylie, Texas; Clyde Walthall, best friend of Heath, Texas and first cousin, Betty Corley of Kansas City, Missouri.
Jim graduated from SMU, TCU, and Southwestern Seminary in Texas. He started his career as an English/British literature professor at McMurray State in Abilene, Texas then worked at Timex in Connecticut, Premier/Butler’s lighting in Pinehurst and finished as a middle school teacher at West Lee in Sanford, NC.
Jim was a devoted husband, father, stepfather, and grandfather to his family. Always a smile, sense of humor, kindness, and love for all he met. He loved to travel especially to Italy and anywhere he could learn new things and experience adventure. He loved his garden and good food especially blueberry pancakes and limoncello!
Services will be held:
- Viewing- October 29 from 10-11 at Andrews Mortuary at 17th and Market st in Wilmington
- Memorial Services- October 29- 2:00 pm-St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 16 N 16th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401 with reception to follow
- Burial Services- October 30 at 11:00am at Pine Lawn Memorial Cemetery at 1105 Morganton Road, Southern Pines, 28387 with reception to follow.
The service will be livestreamed at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/c/stpaulsepiscopalchurchwilmingtonncutube
Memorial gifts may be made to:
Dementia Alliance of NC at https://dementianc.org;
AARP Foundation at https://foundation.aarp.org;
Transitions Life Care (Lower Cape Fear Hospice)- www.lifecare.org
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church music program- www.spechurch.com
Wilmington Food Bank-FBCENC- www.foodbankcenc.org