Rites held For James Winston Logan

Published 2:04 pm Wednesday, March 1, 2017

James Winston Logan was born on May 30, 1940 to the late Herbert Logan and Nellie Baskerville Logan Simmons in Mecklenburg County. He departed this life on February 9, 2017 at 6:20 p.m. at VCU Community Memorial Hospital in South Hill.

He received his education in Lunenburg County Public Schools. At an early age, he accepted Christ as his personal savior. His spiritual journey began at the Starlight Baptist Church in Kenbridge. He later joined the Rosebud Baptist Church, in Dundas, where he served in the following ministries: Trustee, Sr. Ushers, Transportation, and Grounds and Transportation Maintenance.

James married his sweetheart, Gladys “Lou” White on February 11, 1961. Nine children were born of this union; one preceded him in death, James Ivory Logan. Also predeceasing him were four brothers, Willie Logan, Robert, David and Larry Simmons; three sisters, Lillie Smith, Susie Amos, and Virginia James, and two grandchildren, Shaun Hendrick and Matthias Castor Jr.

He was diligent in providing for himself and his family. Employment began for him at age 15 as a pulpwood harvester. He joined the labor force at Ken Lea Crafts, and eventually moved to the railroad from which he retired. Alongside regular employment, he conducted several minor ventures.

James, also known as “Driver,” “Big Ears” and “Black Weasel” loved life and spending time with his family, especially with his grand and great-grandchildren. He was a die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan.       

He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife, Gladys “Lou” of 56 years; four sons, Ronnie, Larry, James, and Jermaine Logan, all of Kenbridge; two adopted as sons, Roderick Green and Tyrone Williams; four daughters, Roxanne Logan of the home, Minister Lisa Castor of Lawton, OK, Evangelist Tasha Wilkerson (Bernard) and Sardis Logan, both of Victoria; 15 grandchildren, four of which were raised as his own, Tameka Tisdale-Williams, Waldrickis, Bendetra, and Shalisa Logan; eight great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Thomas, Cynthia Simmons, and Hazel Ferguson, all of Bronx, New York; four sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Cooke (Matthew) and Lucy McKnight (Clifford), both of Kenbridge, and Shelia Cheatham and Betty Robinson (Michael), both of Richmond; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends; special friends, Robert and John Ragsdale, Glen Rice, and Lawrence Wynn.

A funeral service was held Saturday, February 18 at Cornerstone of Deliverance, Kenbridge, with the Rev. David L. Banks, Eulogist and the Rev. Waverly E. Brown Sr., Pastor, officiating.

S.P. Jones and Son Funeral Home, Kenbridge, served the family.