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Sunday, 14 February 2021 15:05

James "Jamie" Gregory Avery

On Thursday, February 11, 2021, heaven gained a special angel, James “Jamie” Gregory Avery, 74, of Colonial Heights, VA. He was the son of the late Francis Hamilton Avery and Jacqueline “Jackie” Avery. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Frank “Frankie” Hamilton Avery. He is survived by his loving wife, Julie Cannon Avery; children, Courtney Lynne White, James Brandon Avery and Leslie Morgan Jones; granddaughter, Jordan Leigh Fowler; sister, Pamela Lee Avery; brother, Scott Hamilton Avery; beloved fur-baby, Abby, and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, family and friends. Jamie served in the U.S. Navy and retired as a commercial sales representative from Sherwin Williams Paint Company. Jamie was a loving and dedicated husband, father, Paw Paw, brother, and friend to all he knew. He was an avid Redskins fan, loved to travel, loved the beach and was an expert grill master and cook. He was a quick witted jokester who had a huge heart and brought a smile to everyone’s face. A private celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association or Colonial Heights SPCA. Condolences may be expressed at www.williamsfuneralhomeva.com.
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  • Comment Link SW Richmond District Tuesday, 23 February 2021 15:10 posted by SW Richmond District

    Wishing your family comfort in this time. Honoring your sadness, celebrating a live well-lived, and wishing you warm memories and peace. With deepest sympathy to your family.

    The Sherwin-Williams Company

  • Comment Link fletcher harrison Saturday, 20 February 2021 06:42 posted by fletcher harrison

    my condolances to the avery family. im sad for your loss, i was a schoolmate, we were friends,and im sorry i never saw him much after that.

  • Comment Link Danny Davis Tuesday, 16 February 2021 11:47 posted by Danny Davis

    I am sadden to read of the passing of Jamie. He was always smiling and always spoke when he saw you. I was a friend and classmate of Frankie, who left way before his time but Jamie always kept his friends as his friends as well. No matter where you were, if Jamie saw you and remembered who were good friends of Frankie, then he made a concerted effort to come and speak. I know his Father "Ham", Mother Jackie and brother Frankie are waiting with open arms for him up in Heaven. Julie and family, Pamela and Scott, please know you'll families are in my thoughts and prayers for many days to come and hope that you can reminisce about all the fond memories to help relieve some of the sorrow.
    Thinking of You,
    Danny Davis

  • Comment Link Michael Hufner Tuesday, 16 February 2021 08:11 posted by Michael Hufner

    I had the pleasure of knowing your father/ husband for many years while at Nabisco, he was one of my favorites that called on me. He was one of the best.

  • Comment Link Bob Evans Monday, 15 February 2021 13:42 posted by Bob Evans

    Had the honor of working with James for several years at Sherwin Williams. Learned from him. A true pro and a class act. Respected by all who knew him. He went out of his way to buy me a watch for my 25th SW anniversary. He is truly an icon in the Richmond area paint world. He will surely be missed. Praying for you all Avery family

  • Comment Link Matt Garr Monday, 15 February 2021 13:33 posted by Matt Garr

    I am very sorry for your loss. I worked with James at Sherwin Williams. He taught me a lot about the paint business in the years I worked with him. He was always entertaining to interact with and made me laugh and smile in all of our conversations.

  • Comment Link Tina Epps Sunday, 14 February 2021 17:43 posted by Tina Epps

    Julie and family,
    I am so very very sorry for your loss. I pray you will draw strength from each other in the days ahead.
    With much love,
    Tina Janis Epps

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