American Veteran 04

James Cathey

April 28, 1950 ~ November 4, 1950


James Cathey, son of the late John and Mildred Wilson Cathey, was born April 28, 1950, in Memphis TN. James grew up in Memphis and attended school at Booker T. Washington. Like most young men, James joined the United State Army and after serving a short term, he was honorably discharged and returned to Memphis. 

James was united in matrimony to Ernestine Cathey and they were blessed with two wonderful daughters. James worked many jobs, mostly as a laborer through out his lifetime. He even attended truck driving school. He enjoyed singing and while attending Heart Generation Ministries, he sometimes would sing there and other community church in Panola county. In addition to singing, James liked to dance. We believe singing and dancing made him happy.

On Saturday morning, October 3, 2020, James sang his way to that heavenly choir and he may be doing a little praise dance right now, for we know that to be absent from the body, is to be present with the Lord. And for that, he/we rejoice.

James leaves to cherish his memories, his daughters: Shelia (Eric) Malone and Tanga Allen-Sanders both of Memphis TN; a sister: Louise Cathey of Memphis TN; his cousin/brother/caregiver: Sam Hentz of Batesville MS; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

James was preceded in death by his parents: John and Mildred Cathey; and siblings: Elnora Burnett, Leslie Marion, Ernestine Adams, and John Cathey, Jr.



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Limited Viewing (8 @ a time)
October 9, 2020

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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Oxford, Mississippi 38655

Graveside (Restricted - 50)
October 10, 2020

11:00 AM
Bluff Springs M.B. Church
3840 Central Academy Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606

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