James Edward Pace, beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, fell asleep in death on Thursday, September 22, 2022, at the age of 71.
James was born in Goochland County on March 18, 1951, to Georgia and Howard Pace (deceased). James grew up in the Richmond area and graduated from Maggie Walker High School in 1970. He retired from the United States Postal Service with more than 42 years of dedicated service. James or “Hun” as he was affectionately called by his wife, Gwen (Doll) recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 3, 2022.
Along with Gwendolyne, he is survived by his four children, Tarie Iman (Victor), Tierre Pace (Chip) and Kim Gissentanna, Tamond Pace (Danielle) , and Timothy Pace (Corlette); his four granddaughters, TyEisha, NyEisha, Kiersten, and Summer; his four grandsons, Tamond Jr., Tierre, Trevor, and Danny; his sister, Pat James (Ron); his brother, Howard Pace, Jr.; mother-in-law, Ella Mae Cook; sister-in-law, Betty Cook; brother-in-law, John Kenneth Cook (Lauren); nephews, Jamar (Dawn) Brown and Howard T. Pace, III; nieces, Cantrese Pierce and Tish Bembury (Darin); uncles, George Pace (Vickie), Paul Pace (Polly), Julius Pace (Lenora), Eddie Pace (Shirley), and Rush Pace (Doris); aunts, Tressie Pace, Mable Trent (Harold), and Ella Gray; along with a host of great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins. James also leaves behind many relatives and close friends that he loved dearly (Julian Benbow) and special friends who cared for him during his illness; Pete Bryant (Ashley) and Azariah Boone (Brenda).
James symbolized his personal dedication to God and was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in July 1975. He found great joy in his relationship with Jehovah and great satisfaction in sharing things he learned from the Bible with others. He especially enjoyed the privilege of caring for the congregation and
served faithfully until his health declined. He then attended meetings virtually and remained active.
James will be remembered for his personality traits that endeared others to him: humility, mildness, kindness, and his love for Jehovah and for others. He will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him! He is now in the safest place, Jehovah’s memory and we look forward to welcoming him back soon in the paradise on earth (Psalms 37:11) when Jesus fulfills his promise in John 5:28,29, “All those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out…to a
the resurrection of life.”
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 1, 2022 (In Person) at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Kensington Congregation, 2737 Hungary Springs Road, Richmond, Virginia 23294. A slideshow in remembrance of James will begin at 2:45 p.m.
Services can be joined virtually by Zoom Meeting ID: 811 5269 7900 Password: jamespace.
The family wishes to thank all for your prayers, calls, cards, visits, and assistance. We are grateful for your love and support as we navigate through the waves of emotions from the loss of our dear husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, relative, and friend.
We also offer a sincere “Thank You” to Affinity Funeral Service 2720 Enterprise Parkway Richmond, VA 23294.