James Ellsworth Hooker, born to the late James E. Hooker and Lavinia Winston Hooker on November 24,1930 passed from labor to reward on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at his home in Glen Allen, Va.
He attended Hanover County Public Schools. He served In the United States Army during the Korean War. He was employed by the County of Henrico for several years. He then worked for Richfood Dairy for over 25 years where he retired.
He received Christ as his personal Savior at an early age and joined the Abner Baptist Church where he faithfully served as Trustee, Deacon, Superintendent of Sunday School and Sexton.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 14 years, Shirley J. Hooker; seven children from his union to the late Dorothy H. Hooker; James N. (Priscilla), Pamela (Larry) Anderson, Valerie (Thomas) Whitfield, Danita (Gilbert) James, David E. (Mattie), Kimberly (Javan) Blackston and Tracie M., 5 step children; Donald, Raymonde, Ray Jung, Sherrie (Keith) Brown and Terry Jung; one sister-in-law, LaVern Forsythe, 31 grandchildren, a host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins, devoted Dea. Earl G. Winston, Sr, and Dea. John (Benny) Jones.
Owens Funeral Service (Ashland)
Friday November 16th, 2018
4:00pm - 8:00pm
104 Green Chimney CT
Ashland, VA 23005
Abner Baptist Church
Saturday November 17th, 2018
15143 Abner Church Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23059
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Deacon Hooker was truly a man of God and on how he loved the Lord. You could feel the spirit in his heartfelt prayers. He treated everyone with a warm smile and handshake. He will truly be missed down here but he is resting in the arms of our Savior. To the Hooker family, we extend our condolences and may loving memories bring you comfort
John and Vivian Gordon
Submitted by Vivian on Nov 15 2018 02:57:13 PM
Our deepest sympathy in the passing of Deacon Hooker. We are sending prayers of healing and words of comfort as you honor his life of dedicated service to our Lord, his family, church and community.
Submitted by Tamara Tresville on Nov 15 2018 02:10:09 PM
Earnest and Thelma Baker lit a candle for Deacon James E. Hooker
Earnest and Thelma Baker lit a candle on Nov 15 2018 12:24:33 PM
Deacon Hooker will be so missed. He was a man that loved God and The Word of God! I will miss his heartfelt prayers and the excitement he had when taking about the Word of God! To the family I extent my love and prayers. Sincerely from my heart to yours, Rev. Zita Lee
Submitted by Rev. Zita Lee on Nov 14 2018 09:32:57 PM
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Antoinette Gordon Davis lit a candle on Nov 12 2018 04:27:27 PM
Deacon Hooker will always be remembered as a man of God. His prayers and testimonies inspired and encouraged us all the time . RIP. Maurice and Loretta Gordon
Submitted by Maurice and Loretta Gordon on Nov 11 2018 06:11:20 PM
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