James E. Latham, Jr

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James Earl Latham Jr went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 27th, 2020, surrounded by his family in Columbus, Ohio after a courageous battle with cancer.

James was born May 24th, 1950 to James and Katherine Latham Sr. in Columbus, Ohio. James earned his Associate Degree in Business from Urbana University. He had a successful career as a Network and Infrastructure Engineering Contractor with the State of Ohio, Sterling Commerce, Excel Management Systems, Inc, and many other organizations around the country. James met Ursline Cheeks in 1988 while teaching a Word Processing class at the Columbus Urban League. After 33 years of love, they were happily married on November 18, 2011.

James had many names, “Jimmy”, “Jimmy Jam”, and most affectionately “Dad” and “Paw Paw”. James was a special guy and was considered to be a “Jack of all trades”. He extended his help to many and was considered a blessing to those that encountered him. James had a beautifully unique relationship with his loved ones that meant the world to him. He lived a full life.

James was preceded in death by his parents, James E. Latham Sr. and Katherine Latham; son, James “Jim Jim” Latham III; brother, Anthony “Tony” Latham.

James leaves to cherish his precious memory to his wife, Ursline Latham; children, Carol (Landis) McIntyre; Demitra Givens, Kira Givens, Kenya Miller, Alisha (James) Womack, Keon Latham; sisters, LaNell (Lee) Hannah, Brenda (Richard Neely) McClendon, Karyn Turner; brothers, Larry Latham, Michael (Delania) Latham, Kevin (Tammy) Latham; grandchildren, Carla, Tina, Tempest, Jaymee, Jimmicka, Marcus, Diamond, Mar’lon, Damarah, Kierra, Cleveland, James, and Zoey; and a host of great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and many loved ones.

Visitation 10:00am and Funeral 11:00am Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Interment at Glen Rest Memorial Estates.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Bobbie and George Hannah

    Bobbie and I are deeply saddened by the news of the loss of James Latham Jr. We pray that God will grant you and the family strength during this trying time. Our most sincere condolences.

    George and Bobbie Hannah

  2. Please accept my condolences, just know that I am here for you. Please don’t hesitate to reach out especially during this difficult time.

  3. To Ursline,

    My God grant you peace and strength to get the hard Time, and to know that James Loved You. Always Cherish the memories that you Had together.

    Your Friend
    Monica Johnson

  4. Linda Pennywell

    To Ursline, Sharing your sorrow in the loss of your husband, and sending deepest sympathy.. God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble ~ Psalm 46:1 … Praying for you all.. Ursline I feel your heart sister… Memories will remain FOREVER… Peace, Faith & Love ~ ❤ Matthew 21:22

  5. Charlotte A. Frazier

    Ursline, my Prayers are with you and the Latham Family. May God continue to Bless you Richly. I remember our Talks before and after work. I wish you sweet memories and special Blessings. Psalms 23

  6. Yvonne Westerfield

    To the Latham Family
    My deepest sympathy to the Family. Sorry about your loss. I been knowing Jimmy since Windsor Terrace. May God Bless and keep the Family. God knows Best No more suffering and pain . From the Richardson Family

  7. Pamela Mitchell

    To the Latham Family may God bless you all, bring comfort and peace to the family. To Ursline, James isn’t suffering any more and you will see him again! You all will be in my thoughts!

  8. Sorry for your loss my God be with you and your family

  9. Praying for the family during this hard time. Uncle Jimmy you’ll be missed dearly, may your soul rest in paradise.

  10. To the Latham Family may God keep you and guide you through your loss.
    To Ursline, I know it is hard and you may feel lost at the moment, but be comforted by your children and family that surround you and know that you are in our prayers. Please let me know if there is anything you need. May God bless and keep you.

  11. Tashatha Latham

    Praying for all of my Cousins. Uncle Jimmy was one of the best!! I love all of you

  12. My sincerest condolences to the Latham family. May God bless you all and provide comfort and healing during these times. You all are in y thoughts and prayers.

  13. Shirri & Clift Connor

    To Ursline and family, know that you are in our thoughts and prayers in this very difficult time. May God grant you both peace and comfort during the days ahead.

  14. So sorry to hear of the loss of “Jimmy”, your husband, father, grandpa, brother and extended love ones. He was an affectionate friend and nephew growing up together in our younger years

  15. Georgia McKeever

    My deepest sympathy to the Family of James Latham. Remember all the good times you shared with each other. Remember there is no more pain and suffering. This alone should give you some peace. Lean on each other this will help. I pray for God’s blessings and God’s peace for each and everyone of you.

    Ursline Be Strong, God is right beside you.
    Your sister friend, Georgia

  16. Debbie Baxter-Daniel

    Alisha and Family,
    Our hearts go out to you and the family during your time of loss. Today and always, wishing you grace, strength and peace during this difficult time. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Debbie and David Daniel
    Your BZS Family

  17. Angela Harrington

    Ursuline, Kenya and Keon…. You have our deepest sympathy for the loss of James. James 1:2-4; Shows the progression of Spiritual Stamina. In the passage, joy in the face of extreme trials produces endurance, the end result of which is maturity, or “PERFECTION”. Pray for God’s help in meeting your everyday trials with the joy that comes from Christ, so that you may develop spiritual endurance and, ultimately, victorious maturity in Christ. We love you and will continue to be there for you!!!

    The Harrington, O’Daniel, Smith and Young Families

  18. Ursline and family,

    My deepest condolences to you on your loss. I saw the way Ursline cared for him during his illness and know how much you must be missing him. I pray for peace and love for you and your family during this difficult time. Love from your work family and my family.
    Kevin, Erin, and Gabby Stockdale

  19. Sorry for your loss. I am praying for you and your family.

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