OBITUARY

James Harold Aydelette Jr.

June 2, 1957June 14, 2020

James Harold Aydelette Jr., 63, of Douglasville, GA, was taken from us suddenly on Sunday, June 14th, 2020, doing what he loved.

“Jamie” Aydelette was the third of four children born to Emily and James Harold Aydelette Sr. of Greensboro, NC. A graduate of Ragsdale High School and East Carolina University, he was married for 38 years to the love of his life, Janis Allen Aydelette.

Associated Agents, the company founded by their father, continued to flourish at the hands of Jamie and his brother Bob. Anyone who ever met Jamie knew that his presence did more than illuminate. A gentleman who never met a stranger, he was a grateful and beloved husband, father, brother, son, uncle and friend. Always a mentor and inspiration, Jamie now has a new mission: To forever watch over the countless lives he touched. He will live on through his daughter, Katie Evelyn Aydelette; son, James Harold “Trey” Aydelette III; extended family, and innumerable friends. Preceded in death by his parents, among those who mourn Jamie’s tragic loss are his loving brothers, Jeff Aydelette (Flora) of Oriental and Robert S. Aydelette (Susan) of Greensboro; sister, Lea Aydelette Schwartz (Bob) of San Antonio; nephews, Zack Aydelette and Robert S. Aydelette Jr.; and nieces, Lauren Aydelette Ward (Andrew) and Jessica Schwartz Graber (Abe).

A celebration of Jamie’s extraordinary life will be held on a date yet to be determined. His family thanks the unspoken angels who came to his aid, as well as the entire staff at Grady Hospital. The family prefers that in honoring Jamie, donations be made to a charity of choice, in lieu of flowers.

Jamie Aydelette embraced life to its fullest and excelled in every undertaking. He left us too soon, but his unique energy will never be lost.

Please take time to leave condolences with the family or share memories of Jamie by visiting www.whitleygarner.com

Services have been entrusted to the care of Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, 8640 Rose Avenue, Douglasville, Georgia 30134

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Lea Aydelette-Schwartz

July 2, 2020

Jamie was my dear younger brother, and I treasured him from the day he was born. He taught all of us a lesson in holding life and the people you love close to us. We will love and miss you forever, Little Brother.

Mark Farlow

June 22, 2020

Dear Aydelette Family,
I am very sorry to hear of Jamie's passing. I am the same age as Jamie and grew up 2 houses from him. He and Bob were my best friends as children and I have the greatest memories of them both. I was well into my 40's when I found out that our mothers conspired against us. They were afraid that we would not make any other friends if we were in the same class and requested different teachers for us each year until the 5th grade. Perhaps for the best. Jamie and I had little restraint as individuals. Collectively, we had none at all.

I have always admired Jamie. He had many great qualities that I lacked. I was awed at the strength he demonstrated when speaking at his Dad's funeral.

I did not find an old picture of Jamie. I'm sure I have one somewhere. This picture of me and Bob would have been a typical sight in our neighborhood.

My deepest sympathies to the entire Aydelette family on your loss,

Mark Farlow

Dawn Lloyd

June 22, 2020

Janis, Katie and Trey,
We were so deeply saddened and shocked to hear about Jamie.
We have such fond memories of him and will never forget his kind heart. He had a special gift of making others feel good about themselves.Jamie was always the life of the party and never met a stranger .He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him .
May God comfort you during this difficult time .We will continue to keep you all in thought and prayer.
Dawn and Dennis Lloyd

Pat Hardin

June 22, 2020

I never had the honor of meeting Jamie. But I loved him. He was always so upbeat and honorable. He was devoted to his customers and wanted the best for them.
I own Associated Patents company - and Jamie was a wonderful salesman for us. He believed in the product. My company has had issues - we moved. I lost my machinist. The delays in getting the machine I manufacture have been beyond tolerable. And Jamie was put in the middle of pleasing his customer and pushing us to deliver. Yet he was so understanding . He was gentleman.
I will miss his funny accent ( although I get to still talk to BOB - who sounds just like him). I miss my friend whom I never got to meet.
My love and great sympathy to his wife and family who have lost a wonderful soul. God has taken a good one!
Pat Hardin

Clint and Linda Aydelette

June 20, 2020

We were so saddened to hear of Jamie’s passing. Our prayers will be with you all during this most difficult time.

Steve Brannan

June 20, 2020

I was so sorry to hear of Jamie’s passing. We played golf together at Ragsdale where Jamie excelled even as a sophomore when I was a senior. One of my fondest memories was playing with Jamie again in the Guilford County ECU alumni association tournament at Jamestown Park. His great putting led us to victory. He will be missed by all. May God bless all his family during these difficult days.

Brenda Head

June 20, 2020

Janis, we are so sorry to hear about Jamie. Great memories of fun and the kind spirit of you guys as some of the first residents of Chapel Hills. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Don Troutman

June 19, 2020

I met Jamie at ECU Orientation during the summer of 1975 when we both went to have a meeting with the Golf Coach. We played golf together all summer at Sedgefield and at my club, and I remember going out at night doing what 18 year olds did back then. He was one of the nicest guys I’ve ever met. My thoughts and prayers to all of his family...I know he will be missed.

Eddie Augustine

June 18, 2020

Jamie's brother Bob was a great friend of mine from Ragsdale High School days and if you knew Bob and Susan, you knew Jamie and Janice. Almost always happy go lucky and friendly with personalities that lifted your spirits just knowing and being around them. I am fortunate to have known and shared many good times with the Aydelettes and only regret not keeping in touch through the years. My heartfelt condolences to all. Sincerely, Ed Augustine

Michael Marinelli

June 18, 2020

I didn't have the pleasure of meeting Jamie in person but I know of his character and personality from my good, long distance friend Janis. When collaborating with Janis on an idea, I was always appreciative to hear Jamie's opinion too. Once he made a spirited commercial for me on his bike. I always thought he sounded like a really neat guy, with his vintage immaculate Town Car and side jobs of acting and chauffering. He seemed to do things well and get into roles with precision and thought. I secretly hoped to meet him someday and I imagined he would have had a firm handshake, beaming smile, warm welcome, captivating stories, and wisdom. I know he's in heaven but that doesn't take away the grief and loss to his family. The Lord took him too early.

FROM THE FAMILY