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James Stanley "Jim" Ball

August 26, 1961 - June 21, 2021

James S. Ball, of Castle Hayne, NC unexpectedly went home to be with our Lord on June 21, 2021. Completing his journey here after 59 years.

Jim as he was known by all lived in Scotch Plains, NJ for 39 years before moving to NC in 2001.
Jim was a lifetime Boy Scout and graduated SPFHS in 1979. He was a certified Chef and had worked at the Hilton in NJ. He loved to cook for his friends and family and is best known for his special Bisque Soup. Jim enjoyed spending time in his vegetable garden and was a certified electrician who loved tinkering with his electronics, especially old ham radios and CBs. But what Jim loved most was spending time with family. He adored his nieces and their children and was fondly known as “Pal” He was the primary caretaker for his “Nana” and then his mother. Always putting their needs before his own. He was an active member at the Bethany Presbyterian Church, and was known as the Soundman for several years.

He leaves behind to cherish his memories the love of his life: Kathy Oliver; his mother: Gloria Ball; his brother: Thomas Ball; his sister: Karen Hooker (Kenneth) His nieces: Nichole; Jennifer; Melissa; Angelina; and nephew: Michael; Several Great Nieces and Nephews along with a host of relatives and friends. He will be missed by all who have had the opportunity to know Jim.

He is preceded in death by his father: Robert F. Ball, and a brother: Robert J. Ball.

A graveside service will be held on 11:00AM, Friday, June 25, 2021, at the Bethany Presbyterian Church Cemetery: 2237 Castle Hayne Rd, Wilmington, NC 28401.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099.

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Date: Friday, June 25, 2021

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