James Dillard


James “Jimmy” Dillard, our sweet and beloved father, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend. Jimmy was a loving kindhearted person loved by all. Always greeted you with that cute, sweet smile of his. God chose Jimmy, he said come Jimmy, come unto me and rest a heart of gold stopped beating and God took our Jimmy and his precious soul went to rest.

God broke our hearts, and he only takes the best. Eternal rest grant unto Jimmy O’ Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul through the mercy of God Rest in Peace. Rest peacefully Jimmy. You will always be deep in our hearts loved forever.

Jimmy is preceded in death by his parents, Theodore L. Dillard Sr. and Imogene Dillard; sister, Pastor Diane Dillard-Armistead; niece, Britani L. Scott-Dillard; uncle, Pernell Dillard; maternal and paternal grandparents; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.

Jimmiy leaves to cherish his memory, sister, Doris J. Dillard; brothers, Walter L. Dillard, Theodore L. Dillard Jr. and Robert (Wendy) Dillard Sr.; daughters, Tiffany Dillard, Shaunta (Ron Tolliver Sr.), and Imani Dillard; son, Rodney Perkins; 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, a special nephew, Malcom Armistead Jr.; and a host of aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation 12:00pm and Funeral 1:00pm Monday, October 4, 2021 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery. 


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Condolence Messages

  1. my sweet brother Jimmy James you’re gone to soonbut we know you’re with Daddy, Momma, Diane and our other loved ones.. I Pray God keep us all strong it’s so hard to say farewell we love you we are missing you

  2. The Dillard Siblings

    our sweet sweet Jimmy we know you did not want to leave us but God called you Home our link of six is now four, our Mother was waiting for her child with opened arms..God give us Strength this hurts so bad

  3. Barbara matthews

    He was a good friend

  4. My condolences and prayers to the family, Sorry to hear of Jimmy’s passing.
    Always will remember him with that smile and jokes as we used to shoot hoops thru out the years at Kent St.
    Rest in Peace Mr. James Dillard

  5. My condolences to the Dillard family I will miss him Jimmy’s talks and laughter my prayers for his peace with his family heartfelt comfort RIP

  6. My sincere condolences to Theodore Dillard Jr and family!!
    May God grant you peace, strength and comfort.

  7. Miss my brother we hung out in 2013-14

  8. My condolences to the Dillard Family. I was terribly heart broken to hear of James passing. I’ve known James well over ten years. He was always a peaceful, kind individual to me and many others. I will miss
    being there for James when he would call and need a favor, or just to say hello.
    Rest in peace James!

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