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James Thomas Townsend was born to the late Charlie and Rena Townsend on December 6, 1937 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina and departed this life on Saturday, March 18, 2017.

James held some education from the Chesterfield County Schools.  He was employed by Charlotte Construction Company and also numerous acts of farm work. 

He was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church of Cheraw, South Carolina.

He was preceded in death by one son, James Maurice Townsend; four brothers and four sisters.

James leaves to cherish his memories, his wife, Melcine Townsend; six children, Verlena Townsend of Morven, North Carolina, Thomas Townsend of Charlotte, North Carolina, Kenneth Townsend Sr. (Wanda) of Morven, North Carolina, Enc Donelle Townsend of Morven, North Carolina, Annie Parsons (Lawrence) of Wadesboro, North Carolina, Amanda Johnson (Alonzo) of Morven, North Carolina, Baxter Willoughby of Charlotte, North Carolina and Marcus Bullock of the home.  Thirteen (13) grandchildren and ten (10) great grandchildren.  One brother, Novie Townsend.  A host of aunts, uncles, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.  A special friend, Carolyn Bullock. His caregiver, Ann Burch.

The Homegoing Celebration will be on Thursday, March 23, 2017, 2:00pm, Smith's Memorial Chapel, 604 Salisbury Street, Wadesboro, North Carolina.  Burial will follow in the family plot of the Galilee AME Zion Church Cemetery, McFarlan, North Carolina.

The Family will meet and greet friends at the residence and on Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 1:30-2:00pm at Smith's Memorial Chapel.

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