Ginial James (Puddin) Minor, son of Rosetta Lee Beynum Minor and the late Ginial Harry Minor, was born on December 26, 1947, in Richmond, Virginia. He departed this life at a.m. on May 13, 2018 at his home in Clinton, Maryland.
James attended Caroline County Public Schools and graduated from Union High School. He joined the Second Baptist Church in Ruther Glen at an early age. He served his Country in the United States Army from 1966 to 1969 in which he served in Germany and reached the rank of Sergeant. After returning from Germany he moved to Washington, DC where he began working for the Washington Gas Light Company in Sprinfgield, Virginia in 1971; he started out as a Helper Basic.
He met his late wife, Vivian Person and they married in August 1974. From that union, they raised three sons together. He received various awards during his time at Washington Gas and retired in 2004 as an Inspector. He later met his present wife, Miyoko (Mimi) and they married in September 1999 and raised two daughters together. James was a quiet spoken individual who was strong and protective, but at the same time, patient and caring.
He loved his family and enjoyed interacting socially with friends and loved ones at the annual “Minor” cookout. He also loved baseball with a passion and played first and third base positions in his youth. His famous words when he got excited about something was “dog gonnit”.
James leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Miyoko Minor; five children, Dennis Minor, James Minor, Tyrone Minor, Kimyoko Minor, Kiyoko Minor; daughter-in-law, Michelle Minor; two stepdaughters, Yoshimi and Sheena; his mother, Rosetta Minor; two brothers, Roland Minor (Carolyn); Kenneth Minor (Brenda); seven sisters, Mary Minor, Roberta Terrell, Mamie Person (Glenn); Diana Floyd (James), Brenda Cary (Robert), Sylvia Montgomery (Timothy), and Prisilla Minor; eight grandchildren, Nathan Minor, Yanae Minor, Grace Minor, Cedric Butler, Tyson Minor, Trinity Whitaker, Makayla Anderson, Jahlil Minor; one great grandchild, B. J. Minor; two aunts, two uncles, devoted friends, Sherman Johnson and Diane; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his father, Ginial Minor; his wife, Vivian Minor; and his sister, Karen Minor.
Owens Funeral Service (Ashland)
Thursday May 24th, 2018
4:00pm - 8:00pm
104 Green Chimney CT
Ashland, VA 23005
Mt. Oni Baptist Church
Friday May 25th, 2018
14135 Dry Bridge Rd
Ruther Glen, VA 22546
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Dear Family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear loved one and send you my sincere condolences. May you find comfort from God's word at Revelation 21:3,4 and John 5:28,29. Heartfelt prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Submitted by D. Harris on May 26 2018 06:39:49 AM
I am praying for the Minor family as they celebrate your passing. However,God gained an inspector to serve in his vineyard and an angel to watch over them. Remember family prayer still works.
Submitted by CONNIE POOLE on May 25 2018 03:45:26 PM
Connie Poole lit a candle for Ginial James Minor
Connie Poole lit a candle on May 25 2018 03:37:59 PM
To know you was to definitely love you! I’ve never met someone who’s so kind, sweet, and loving. When you up and left it took us for a surprise because just the night before you were so happy and upbeat but I believe God makes no mistake! You will truly be missed Mr. Minor! Love, Chamira
P.S. every cup of coffee I have will be in your honor!
Submitted by C.F on May 24 2018 06:18:46 PM
To Mr Minor you was more like my second dad if I needed anything in this world
You always made sure I was ok I’m going to miss you so much I love you my heart was
Broken the day you left I know god make no mistake but you was one of the best
Me and Darrin will miss you so much Love Kela
Submitted by Kela on May 24 2018 06:12:42 PM
To the love of my life when you left a piece of my heart
Was broken into pieces you left me with nothing but
Joy in my heart and great memories love you baby
Until we meet again.
Submitted by K.B. on May 24 2018 06:05:37 PM
Darrin, Kela, Cornelius, Diane, Chamira lit a candle for Ginial James Minor
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