James Eddie Lyte Jr.

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James Eddie Lyte, Jr. was born September 27, 1957 in Charleston, West Virginia to James E. Lyte Sr. and Carrie Belle Lyte.

James graduated from Linden McKinley High School. He later attended Columbus Technical Institute majoring in the field of Hospitality. James worked hard to become an Entrepreneur and started Elite Catering and Food Management.

James enjoyed spending quality time with family and friends. He had a passion for good food. Fishing was one of his ways to relax and kick back. Some of his favorite hobbies were listening to music, playing pool, cards, chess and gardening. James was a loyal fan of The Cleveland Browns. He was also a huge Cleveland Cavaliers fan. James embraced everyone and all were welcomed in his home.
James was a member of The Columbus Bibleway Church, Inc. He enjoyed helping church members and anyone in need, even when he was sick.

James was preceded in death by his Parents, Brothers: Lawrence Spiller, Jr., Linden Early, and Leroy Early. Granddaughter; Grace Harris.

He leaves to cherish in his memory, wife; Mary Lyte, Son; James E. Lyte III, Daughters; Drema (Lorenzo) Scott, Dr. Angel (Christopher) Harris, and Janet Lyte, Granddaughters: Diamond Towns, Alexis Wilson, Ruby Scott, and Angelina Harris. Grandsons; William Jackson and Joshua Harris. Brothers; Lonnie Spiller and Charles Lyte, Sister; Carrie Stallings, Special great niece; Carrie Ann Williams, Goddaughter; Cassandra Tarver, Lifelong Friends; Blaine Turner, Rodney Martin, and Steve Robinson, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation 1:00 PM and Funeral Service 2:00 PM Saturday, October 8, 2022 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd).

Condolence Messages

  1. Fabienne Goins-Butler

    My condolences to the entire family

  2. Shirleen Anderson

    Deepest condolences for the loss of James Lyte. I was saddened to hear the news. I enjoyed time spent in his home while dating Linden! He always welcomed me! I have many memories to cherish! Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can not heal !

  3. It is with my deepest sympathy that I offer my condolences to the family. I am very sorry for your lost. May his soul Rest In Peace! My thoughts and prayers to the entire family during this difficult time. James was a very good guy, I was introduced to him by his neighbor to work on his car, ever since then he stops whenever he sees me outside and talk to me kindly. At the end of each conversation he will always ask, if you need anything let me know. He invited me to his birthday party at the house couple years ago and I will never forget the decorations from the front of the house all the through the backyard. There was plenty of food, drink for everyone to enjoy. I know he loved to cook and garden/landscape. I called and checked on him about a month ago because I have not seen him in a while. He told me he just had surgery and going through therapy at Ohio health. James will be missed!
    Mohammed (neighbor mechanic)

  4. Deacons Robert and Felicia Davis

    Prayers of comfort to Carrie and the entire family

  5. Brenda ,Janell & Jennifer Hartsoe

    Our hearts are saddened by your loss and out thoughts are with you and your family !

  6. To the family I am so for you loss, my prayers are with you and your family.

  7. My sincere condolences to the Lyte family.
    James was a great friend whom will be truly missed.
    My friend, Rest In Peace.

  8. Our family will always love and miss you Lyte. Most of us have memories of so many good times we spent with you. Whenever and wherever we saw you we knew we were safe because you were truly a rock we could count on to always, always be 100+ for us, your family. Go on now and rest in heavenly peace. Time will surely bring us together again.

  9. Myrtice ( Penny) Shepherd

    My heart goes out to the family and friends of James. I know that he will be missed and so will that big heart and big smile. Fly high my nephew, fly high you will be truly miss.

  10. I’m so sorry y’all lost my mother and myself will keep Mr.James Lyte in our prayers god bless

  11. Dolores Harshaw

    I miss you James, I know your spirit remains and looms large. Thanks for the big hug you gave me the last time I saw you. Rest in power brother.

  12. Remembering your family in heartfelt prayer. May God comfort you through his word the Bible and the gift of prayer. Thinking of you all.

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