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Bishop James W. Dudley

Bishop James William Dudley (Jimmy Dee) was born on September 27, 1934 to the late Louise D. Campbell in Fayetteville, N.C.  He departed his life on Sunday, May 20, 2018 in Bronx, N. Y.  His years of education were attained in the Cumberland County Schools.  He graduated from E.E. Smith High School in 1956.  He was very active in Drama and Chorus, shortly after graduation he moved to Bronx, New York to pursue a career in music.

Bishop Dudley met and married Nettie Ellerbe on February 14, 1968. To this union God blessed them with one daughter.  He taught his daughters with the importance of respect, integrity and love of God.

He served as a Missionary, Evangelist, Reverend and Bishop.  Although he sang different genres of music, he was always drawn back to Gospel Music.  He was a member of the American Gospel Quartet, He attended the Gospel Music Workshop of America and the Grand Ole Opry.  Bishop Dudley and Sister Rachel Folk sang together for 34 years and recorded 13 Records/CD's.

Surviving to forever emulate his life are his wife of forty-nine years, Nettir Dudley of Bronx, New York, Two daughters: Jeniece Dudley (John) of Destin, Florida  Kenda Dudley of Bronx New York, four grandchildren:  Brandon Rhine, Jawad Shakir, Jamilah Shakir, DeQuon Rhine, three great-grandchildren: Cameron Freeman, Jordan Rhine, Teyana Rhine, one sister Bertha Dudley,  Washington, D.C. and a host of relatives, special friends and goddaughter Jasmine Love.





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To The Family.

I am sorry to hear of your loss. I feel your pain in my heart because I recently lost someone very near and dear to me. I was able to find comfort from the words found at Acts 24:15 where it says there is going to be a resurrection and Revelation 21:4 where it says that death, sickness, pain, and sorrow will be a thing of the past.

I hope these words bring comfort to you as they have for me.



MBArchie Jun 20 2018 12:00 AM

No greater comforter can be found than our loving Creator. he comforts and fortifies us by sharing with us the wonderful prospect for those asleep in death. he hates death and has promised to undo what death causes pain, grief, sorrow, and the creation of a void in the our lives. Please take the time to read some of these promises as recorded at Job 14:13-15, Isa. 26:19, and John 6:40. Throughout the Bible we can read of the beautiful prospect that he has put in place for the dead. I hope that the family when they feel up to it will read these scriptures and be comforted and strengthened by the 'Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort.'

DW Jun 16 2018 12:00 AM

To the families and loved ones of Mr Dudley, who we know will be dearly missed. It's in these times that we all are in great need of comfort. And almighty God has promised at revelation 21:4 that he will wipe away all our tears. So,you can take great comfort in drawing close to God. And he will help sustain and support your families to endure in these difficult times and months to follow my deepest condolences to all of your loved ones.

Charles.R Jun 8 2018 12:00 AM