Charles James


Charles Carlton “Cotton” James, a loving son, brother, uncle, father, and friend was born July 3, 1955 in Columbus, Ohio.

Charles was a graduate of East High School, then went on to serve in the United States Army. While growing up Charles was a member of Refuge Baptist Church. For many years he worked as a Bellman at various hotels around Columbus. One of his favorite things to do was build computers.

Charles was preceded in death by his mother, Carrie M. James; father, Jack Martin; and brothers, Jackie James and Herman Bullock.

Charles leaves to cherish his memory, daughter, Jasmine Jackson; son, Shomarr James; uncle, John Garrett; sisters, Doris Thomas, Peggy Thomas, and Shirleen James; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends and family, including, Sunserai, Shikaylia, Selijah, Sheazar, Saraimmie, and Shirley.

Public Visitation 1:00pm Visitation 2:00pm and Funeral 3:00pm Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.


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  1. My condolences to the entire family

  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family in this time of sorrow. Continue to rely on God and know that he hears your prayers, because he cares for you. Truly sorry for your loss.

  3. My thoughts & prayers go out to the family & friends of Charles (Cotton) James.

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