Carter Funeral Home humbly announces the transition of Mr. James Henry Baldwin, 53, of Fitzpatrick, Alabama. Mr. Baldwin transitioned into eternity on October 31, 2020 in Montgomery, Alabama. Celebration of Life Services was held Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. from the parking area of the Greenwood Missionary Baptist Cemetery.
Apostle Morris Thornton, Sr. pastor of the House of Light Church International rendered the message of comfort and acceptance. Interment followed in the New Elam Missionary Baptist Cemetery.
Public visitation will be held Friday, November 6, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. unitl 5:00 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home.
All visitations and services will be conducted exercising prescribed social distancing protocols, including the requirement that all attendees were facial coverings.
JAMES, known as Spundy to loved ones and friends, accepted Christ at an early age. Spundy attended Bullock County High School and later the Job Corps where he graduated and received his diploma and certification in auto mechanics.
Spundy enjoyed landscaping, gardening and anything that involved the outdoors.
In his spare-time he could be found mowing, fixing an engine or just tidying things up around his immaculately kept home.
He kept busy showing God his appreciation for the blessings that had been bestowed upon him. His attention to order and timeliness led to him receiving management positions at Brownfield Farms.
While at Brownfield Farms, he acquired his Commercial Driver’s License and later became a driver/transporter for Shoreline Transportation, where he drove until his departure.
Being the oldest son in a family of ten, Spundy took on the leadership role and was big on family. He was a protector and loving in ensuring that his younger sibling and his immediate household were taken care of.
His grandkids stole his heart and he treasured the time he spent with them. Family gatherings brought out the best in him.
He set the pace by being up early making calls, cutting and raking yards, icing down SODAS and making sure everything (except the food-that was the ladies’ job) was prepared.
Spundy was a hard-working REAL man. He was not afraid to show emotions and he loved his neighbor as himself. Mark 12:31 “Love you neighbor as yourself”.
Spundy was preceded in death by His father, Henry James Baldwin, his mother, Bertha Lee Baldwin, father in law, Willie Henry Fitzpatrick, brothers-in-law Robert “Puddy” Jenkins, James “Peanut” Jenkins, and Sidney Jenkins.
He leaves to cherish his memories a loving and devoted wife of 30 years Ella Louise Jenkins Baldwin, In-laws Mr. and Mrs. Robert Walker, Sr, Six children, Santana Beverly, Saginaw MI, Demarkus Jordan, Columbus GA, Demarius Jordan, Atlanta GA, Jessica Jenkins, Unions Springs, AL, Jeremey Jenkins, Montgomery, AL, and Lydia Jenkins, San Antonio TX., three Grandchildren Ahmad, Daquaveon, and Zykirah Hilton, all of Union Springs, AL. five sisters, Beatrice Weems, Detroit MI, Felicia Baldwin, Montgomery, AL, Lenora (Darian) Hall, Columbus, GA, Eunice Baldwin, Montgomery, AL, and Jennifer Baldwin, Fitzpatrick, AL, four brothers, Samuel (Ruby) Baldwin, Montgomery, AL, Eddie, Robert and Anthony Baldwin, all of Fitzpatrick, AL, a cousin who was like a sister, Vivian (Timothy) Blakely, Union Springs, AL , two uncles Ruber (Debbie) Baldwin, Detroit MI, and Robert Murray, Tuskegee, AL, one aunt, Alice Murray Calhoun, Chesson, AL, nine sisters-in-law and three brothers-in-law and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
The Staff of Carter Funeral Home is honored to support the family of the late James Henry Baldwin with End of Life Services.