James “Jimmy” Valentine

March 9, 1970 - February 18, 2019
James “Jimmy” Valentine

James “Jimmy” Valentine, 48, passed away Monday February 18, 2019. He was born and raised in Wilmington NC, the son of James C. Valentine Sr. and Carolyn Willaford Valentine. He is preceded in death by his step-father Ray Jackson.

Jimmy is survived by his wife, Holly Valentine and her two children, Kager and Kayleigh; his mother, Carolyn Willaford Valentine; his daughter, Samantha Valentine Schweitzer and her husband, David; his Aunt “B” Brenda Benton, Aunt “Jo” Joanne Summerlin and Aunt “Dr” Rhonda West.

Jimmy loved everyone and was loved by many. He enjoyed going out and shooting pool, singing karaoke, and going on adventures with his wife Holly whom he adored. He knew how to make everyone around him smile, laugh and he was always there to help you if you needed it. He was a very hard worker in everything he did. He might not have always been on time but he was there eventually. He will be deeply missed and never forgotten. He was definitely one of a kind!

A visitation is planned for Friday, February 22, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel. A Celebration of Life service will be Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 2:00 PM at the Wilmington Chapel.

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  • February 20, 2019
    Phyllis says:
    Though words can hardly ease the pain that one feels over the loss of a loved one, I pray that you may be comforted in knowing that Jimmy is not suffering. He is asleep and God's word. the Bible likens death to a peaceful sleep, John 11:11. May you look forward to the fulfillment of God's promise that all those asleep in death who are in His memory will return to life, Acts 24:15, Psalms 37:29, 34. May Jehovah, the God of all comfort, strengthen you during your time of sorrow. Please accept my condolences for your loss.

  • February 21, 2019
    Smallwood Family says:
    Rest easy brother. See u on the other side

  • February 21, 2019
    Mamie Jacobs says:
    Glad I was able to meet this young man at my class reunion.God bless your soul and may you rest in peace!!

  • February 21, 2019
    Ricky Meeks lit a candle:
    Lit since February 21, 2019 at 2:14:27 PM

  • February 24, 2019
    Sam (Eddie) Horrell says:
    I have known Jimmy for just a short time but the first time I met him I knew that he was the type of person I wished I had known for a long time. We just hit it off, talked about any and everything. He was a very knowledgeable about many things. One thing we talked about at every visit was the Lord and about life in general. I am thankful to have known him. Holly, I know Jimmy loved you very much. You could see it in his eyes and how he smiled at you. You are amazing how you stuck in there right till the end. God bless you and remember to keep your eyes on the Lord and one day you will be with Jimmy again.