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James Farmer

James Henry Farmer

Sunday, April 23rd, 1933 - Sunday, September 6th, 2020
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James H. Farmer was born on April 23, 1933 in Atlanta, Georgia to the late Henry and Lola Farmer.

James was educated, graduated from High School, and enlisted in the U.S. Armed Forces. He served in the Air Force from 1951-1955, serving in the Korean War from 1951-1953. James continued to service in the Air Force from 1956-1960, and he also served in the Navy from 1964-1966. He received awards and medals during his time in the U.S. Armed Forces.

James was a Chef at Spelman College for years (he enjoyed cooking) and he also worked as a postal clerk for the United States Postal Service.

His favorite scripture was James 4:8a “Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you.”

James was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Lola Farmer; his brothers, Willvan Farmer, Howard Farmer, and Larry Farmer; and sister, Dorothy Farmer. He leaves to cherish his memory his daughters, Vernessa Farmer Robinson (Don) and Elaine Farmer; grandson, Darius Shivers (Kimberly); granddaughters, Chastity Farmer and Cydney Robinson; great-grandchildren, Brandon, Zoie, Trinity, and Aniyah; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, September 13th, 2020 | 12:00pm - 6:00pm
    When
    Sunday, September 13th, 2020 12:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location
    Herschel Thornton Mortuary
    Address
    3346 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW
    Atlanta, Georgia 30331
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  • Interment

    Monday, September 14th, 2020 | 10:30am
    When
    Monday, September 14th, 2020 10:30am
    Location
    Georgia National Cemetery
    Address
    1080 Scott Hudgens Drive
    Canton, Georgia 30114
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Posted at 07:24am
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. We love you.
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I’m so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort help you during this difficult time. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4 & Psalms 83:18). Jesus prayed for God’s Kingdom to come because He knew it would intervene to solve all mankind’s problems even sickness and death. (Revelation 21:3-5 & Daniel 2:44).
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