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Rev. James C. Cross

January 3, 1952 April 2, 2012
Rev. James C. Cross
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Obituary for Rev. James C. Cross

Rev. James C. "Whimpy" Cross, Jr., 60, of North Little Rock, departed this life April 2, 2012. He was born in Little Rock, AR on January 3, 1952 to Minnie Mae Bailey and the late James Charles Cross, Sr.
James Cross was a graduate of Scipio A. Jones High School. After graduation he served his country for 8 years in the United States Air Force. He worked with the United States Postal Service for 26 years. He was extremely gifted speaking six different languages and an accomplished self-taught musician. James enjoyed playing with the Rock City Band prior to accepting Christ as his personal Savior.
On September 18, 1994, James united in holy matrimony to Brenda Ann Woodyard. This union survived the tests of times by the Grace of God and through the Power of Love.
James was ordained at Samaritan Hill Baptist Church by Pastor Bobby Acklin on November 6, 2005. He continued to serve the LORD with great delight of teaching and preaching the Word of God. 
He leaves to cherish his memories with his loving wife, Brenda A. Cross, son, James (Miranda) Cross of North Little Rock, AR, daughters, Shuretta Woodyard of Sherwood, AR, Valencia Cross of Dallas, TX, Tamu (Ascedrick) Thomas of Shaker Heights, Ohio, and god daughter, Catina Johnson of Madison, AL, mother, Minnie Bailey and three grandchildren. Preceding him in death is his deceased brother, Vincent Walker. He so loved his brother, Keith (Jane) Tucker of Sherwood, AR sisters: Pamela Ford, Joanne (Greg) Smith, Brenda Cross, all of North Little Rock, AR and Linda Davis of Los Angeles, CA. Also, he will be missed by a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 9:30 am Monday, April 9, 2012 at Samaritan Hill Baptist Church, 1001 E. 13th Street, North Little Rock. Visitation 5-7 pm Sunday at the church. Interment 12 noon Arkansas State Veteran’s Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Larry G. Acklin Funeral Home, 8821 Colonel Glenn, Little Rock. 565-1800 'IN YOUR TIME OF NEED....WE CARE."

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