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Deacon James Addison

December 27, 1940 ~ February 5, 2022 (age 81)

It is with profound sorrow that the management and staff of Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home, Inc. announces the passing of Deacon James Addison of Darlington, South Carolina. Deacon Addison passed on Saturday, February 5, 2022 in McLeod Regional Medical Center of the Pee Dee following an illness. 

Funeral arrangements for Deacon James Addison will be 2:00PM on Friday, February 11, 2022 in Hoodfield Cemetery, Abbott Road, Darlington. Interment will follow. Please adhere social distancing and mask wearing for this several. 


    Deacon James Addison affectionally known as “Buddy” was born in Darlington, South Carolina on December 27, 1940, a son of the late Lizzie Addison and the late Mack Anderson. On February 5, 2022 at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, South Carolina his Heavenly wings were gained as he was called to eternal rest.

    James attended Public Schools in Darlington County. He retired from Nucor Steel.

    At an early age, he attended New Providence Baptist Church in Darlington, South Carolina where he was a longtime faithful member and served as a Deacon on the Deacon Board for many years. He also was a member of the Senior Choir. He was always willing to volunteer whenever the church had a need. He took his church duties seriously. James Addison’s love for the Lord could be seen at any given time by his praise and worship, until the day he transitioned.

     James Addison was preceded in death by: his parents, Lizzie Addison Jackson and Mack Anderson; his wife, Beatrice Addison; his sister, Barbara Seegars; two brothers-in-law: Eddie Seegars, James Richardson and one son-in-law, Nathaniel Richardson.

     Those left to cherish his memories and shared his joys and sorrows of life are: his loving children: Cleo Richardson of Darlington, South Carolina, James (Carolyn) Addison of Winston Salem, North Carolina, Julie (Johnny) McNeal of Darlington, South Carolina, Wendell (Terri) Addison of Florence, South Carolina and Reggie (LaKeisha) Addison of Columbia, South Carolina; nineteen grandchildren, Antonio Addison, Kalaja Addison, Coretta Hooks, Ricardo Richardson, Rikel Richardson, Ashley Richardson, Sierra Richardson, James Richardson, Jamal Addison, Shaquan Richardson, Shaniah Addison, William Davis, Kelly Richardson, Nathaniel Richardson, Quinton Hall, Katrina Zimmon, Felicity Scott, Jaleek Addison, Cidria McNeal, a special grand, Damarion Richardson and thirty-two great grandchildren whom were all dear to him; one sister, Anna Richardson of Darlington, South Carolina, brothers and sisters-in-law:  George (Linda) Lowery of Florence, South Carolina, Steven (Twala) Lowery of Hartsville, South Carolina; Minister Eula Pack, Lizzie (Walter) Williamson, Eva Lowery, and Ellen Thomas, all of Darlington, South Carolina, Mary Blanchette of Mt. Clemens, Michigan, and Annette (Dwight) Nettles of Summerville, South Carolina; a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives, church family and friends who meant the world to him.

     James Addison a man who always put his trust in the Lord, he could be found every Sunday at New Providence Baptist Church singing his favorite song, “I Will Trust in the Lord”. He loved his wife, children and all his grandchildren. He was a hard worker who provided for his family until he passed. He will be deeply missed, however, his favorite words, “I got it but I need it” will always be remembered.

Visitation for relatives and friends is at the residence, 203 Brockington Road, Darlington.  Please wear a mask. 

Please keep the relatives of Deacon James Addison in your thoughts and prayers. 


 Service Information

Funeral Service
February 11, 2022

2:00 PM
Hoodfield Cemetery

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