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Rev. James "J.P." Sherman
James Preston Sherman, seventy, of Lucedale Mississippi passed at home surrounded by family on the morning of Monday, October 25, 2021.
He was born on March 3rd, 1951 to the late James E. and Dorothy Mae Sherman. He served proudly and was honorably discharged from the United States Air National Guard. He selflessly served his Lord in the ministry and mission field for over forty years. He fulfilled his calling up until the day of his homecoming.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, T.E. Sherman and wife, Pat Sherman, his sister, Dorothy Jean Hatcher and husband, John Hatcher, and brother, Wilton Lynn (Belinda) Sherman.
J.P. is survived by his wife of 52 years, Rebecca St. John Sherman, daughter Cristy (Jeff) Trehern, son, Tony (Andrea) Sherman, and daughter, Amy (Waylon) Loper. His greatest joys in life, his grandchildren, Mason (Raena) Dambrino, Trace (Tiffany) Dambrino, Eric (Melanie) Dambrino, River Dambrino, Tristan Trehern, Garret Bullock, Preslyn Sherman, Ava Loper, Allie Loper, and Beckett Loper, and great grandchildren, Mackenzie and Cooper.
The family would like to give special thanks to Deaconess Hospice and Infinity Funeral Home for their compassionate care during this time. Also, we are overwhelmed with the love, prayers, and support of our family, friends, churches, and community.
Funeral services for Bro. J.P. will be held at his former church, Extended Hands Assembly of God located at 16427 Shaw Rd.in Gulfport, MS, on Friday, October 29, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 30, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. Procession to follow to Carter’s Cemetery, Section Line Rd. in Lucedale, MS. Services will also be live streamed on his personal facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=10000513991327.
In lieu of flowers, donations will be sent to Team Hope Disaster Response. Donations can be mailed to: P.O. Box 720309 Byrum, MS. 39272 or donated online following the link below:
Infinity Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of James Sherman. For inquiries, please call 228-436-6722.
I loved Jp so very much . I was his youth leader at Glencoe
UMC. He and my son graduated together . Our son passed
away a year ago in Sept. with bone cancer. I will be praying for Becky and the family.
Phyllis Atkins Nov 27 2021 10:01 PM
A candle was lit in memory of Rev. James Sherman
Phyllis AtkinsAmen Nov 27 2021 9:33 PM
So long old friend. We will meet again.
Jim Alexander Oct 27 2021 12:00 AM
In loving memory, you will be missed, Willie and Kathy Sherman
Willie and Kathy Sherman Oct 27 2021 12:00 AM
I met JP through my sister Cathy Estis and Joel Estis. I was a fairly newly Christian at the time 1998 or so. I was saved in 1994, and 1998 I started working in the ministry on staff at IGO International Gospel Outreach. JP found out I sang and Lead worship and played guitar. He asked me to come to his church, So I did and that started a long time friendship. We went on mission trips together, Guatemala, Africa, & Cuba. He always was a leader, he encouraged me & treated me with respect even though I was a new Christian . I'll always be greatful to have had you as my friend. You we're a true servant of the Lord. I know you are at the feet of Jesus right now brother. Rejoice now with Jesus I know He is proud of you good and faithful servant. God needed you more than we did He has called you home rejoice! Prayers & Love to Becky and for all the family.Tony & Patty Jones Nashville TN
Tony Ray Jones Oct 27 2021 12:00 AM
DEAR Friends and FAMILY of J.P. He is now forever REJOICING IN THE FATHERs PRESENCE! Let us all now REJOICE with him , while yet here.
DICK AND DOROTHY BRASWELL Oct 27 2021 12:00 AM
He will be missed by so manyI know all his classmates class of 1969 Glencoe respected and cherished the friendships and time spent with J.P. Sherman. Becky we all love you and will be keeping you in our prayers! You know we are here if you need us! God Bless and keep you!
Diane Herring Oct 27 2021 12:00 AM
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your lossour thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
From TriNova Oct 27 2021 12:00 AM
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
Tribute Store Oct 27 2021 12:00 AM
With deepest sympathy and continued prayers Love, Jason and Kim Hamm
Tribute Store Oct 27 2021 12:00 AM