James “Baby Jay” Greene II

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James Edward Greene II was born June 1, 1993, at Mount Carmel Hospital in Columbus, OH. James graduated from Urban Crest High School in Columbus, OH, in 2012. James was baptized in the name of Jesus at the Church by Christ Jesus by Pastor James Perry. James was known by many names, best known as Bay Jay, also known as Bam Bam, Bubba, Bubba Greene, Gentle Giant and Uncle Baby Jay. His favorite name he was called by was Daddy. He loved to cook and worked as a chef at several Columbus restaurants. James also worked for Amazon in their warehouse.

James was called home on Sunday, April 28, 2024. James was preceded in death by his paternal great-grandparents Galvester and Virginia R. Wade, maternal great-grandparents Roy and Flora Bray, paternal grandfather M. Wayne Horton and maternal grandmother Annyce Leslie, paternal aunt Lynda E. Jeffers, maternal uncle Kevin Leslie and aunt Kim Leslie, and paternal sister Jeri Lenora Rae Greene.

James is survived by his children, Zariah Greene and Andres Greene, his parents, James E. Greene Sr. (Terri), and Karen Leslie (Eugene), his brothers Steven Blackwell (Kristen), and James Fowler, his sisters Amber White (Skylar), Brittany Greene, Olivia Greene, Kennedi Greene, his paternal grandmother, Jacqueline L. Horton, uncle Thomas E. Greene (Angela) and his aunt, Sabrina W. Horton, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

We are confident, I say, willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. 2 Corinthians 5: 8, King James Version.

Visitation 10:00 AM and Funeral Service 11:00 AM Saturday, May 11, 2024 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH 2500 Cleveland Ave.

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  1. Lavoya Martin

    We had a crazy time together, but I genuinely cared and wanted the best for you. I wish I could’ve done more. You’re in a better place after fighting so many demons.

  2. The Edwards Family

    Karen and Family,
    Sending our sincere condolences. Please know we love you all and praying as well. Rest well “Baby J” we love you ❤️

    PJ & Debbie Edwards
    Lake Oconee, GA

  3. Luis shellow

    I remember when we was kids just playing football in the street. Just chilling having a good time. I love you brotha. Watch over your family

    • Loletta Fryar

      My heartfelt condolences goes out to Karen & Family…. I’m truly sorry for your loss of Baby J. I pray for healing and strength through this difficult time. May God bless all of you, love you all always… Baby J will be truly missed! R.I.H.

  4. Elizabeth(Libby) Watkins and family

    Karen , James and family ! Y’all are my family and I’m am always here. I send love and my sincere condolences.I feel blessed to have had Baby J in my life ( lil Bam bam ) I love y’all and if you need anything I’m here. Fly high nephew until we meet again

  5. Sending love & praying for strength! Rest in love King.

  6. Bonita Ponder

    My heart aches for Karen, Jimmy, Amber, Dre, and Brittany. I’m praying for you all. It’s painful to feel my cousin’s son has gone so soon. When Baby J was a toddler I called him “Bam-Bam”
    Be at peace. May God surround you all in his comfort.

  7. I am so sorry for your loss Brittany. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Please reach out if you need anything.

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