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Obituary for James Thomas Ball

January 2, 1958 - July 16, 2021
Charleston, West Virginia | Age 63


James Ball departed this life on Friday, June 16, 2021, at the age of 63 in Charleston, WV.

James was born on January 2, 1958, in Fauquier County, Virginia. He grew up in Catlett, Virginia where he attended the public school system. James became a member of the Oak Shade Baptist church on October 27, 1991. He worked in the construction industry for most of his life.

James was affectionately known to many as Stinka. Stinka loved to celebrate life, make jokes and just to have fun. He had a huge laugh that would vibrate through your spirit. He enjoyed getting dressed up and spending time with his family & friends. Anyone who knew him knew that he had a great love for all types of music. He had a kindred spirit in his uncle Maurice, and they would spend many weekends playing and creating music together. He loved to sing, and he was a self-taught guitar player.

In his younger years he had a passion for playing softball and would often knock the ball out of the park. Some of those home runs were legendary and awesome to see. We loved him and will miss him dearly.

James leaves behind to cherish his memory his aunts Susie Williams, Mary Williams, Edna Bumbray (late James Bumbray); his uncles Simon Williams Jr. (Wendy Williams), Burton Webster (late Charlotte Webster); his great aunt Sarah Tibbs; 1 nephew Dionell Bumbrey; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother Annie Proctor, (Thomas Proctor), his father Monroe "Sam" Bumbray and his brother Charles Ball.

Funeral Services will be held at Oak Shade Baptist Church, Catlett VA. Visitation at 10:00 am.
Funeral Services at 11:00 am.
Burial following at Oak Shade Baptist Cemetery.
There will be no Repass

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