James Edward Majerik

June 17, 1946March 27, 2014
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James Edward Majerik (Jim), age 67, passed away Thursday March 27, 2014 after battling Lymphoma. He was preceded in death by his parents Pete and Elizabeth Majerik. He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years Mary Anne Wadley Majerik; daughter Michelle Colbert (Tim) of Sulphur, OK; daughters Allison Majerik Black (Mark Tompkins) and Leigh Lewis (Brian) of Birmingham; son Michael Majerik (Diana) of Cullman, AL; and grandchildren Glenn Lewis and Rose Lewis. He is also survived by his brothers Paul Majerick (Marie); John T. Majerik (Helen); Bernard Majerik (Theresa); Frank Majerik (Francis); David Majerik; and his sisters Annette M. Kitchen; Mary Buchan (Stuart); Margaret Moody (Steve); and Patsy Byrd (Donnie) as well as numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends. Jim was born on June 17, 1946 and grew up in Pratt City. He graduated from John Carroll Catholic High School in 1964, joined the United States Air Force and served four years during the Vietnam conflict. He attended Florence State University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham majoring in Nuclear Medicine and received the highest score nationally on the Nuclear Medicine Technology Board Exam. He worked in research at UAB under Dr. Charles Russell and Dr. Peter Jander. Later, he joined his father in the family business, Jones Machine and Welding Company and spent the remainder of his career there. During retirement he enjoyed spending time on the gulf coast aboard his beloved sailboat “Katie Lee”, hunting, fishing, photography, astronomy, traveling with his wife and spending time with his family. The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 29th from 1:30 until 3:00 p.m. with a celebration of Jim’s life following at 3:00 p.m. at Ridout’s Valley Chapel. The family wishes to thank Dr. Cara Bondly and Dr. Susan Salter with St. Vincent’s as well as Diane Moore, Robin Pickett and Sarah Miller with Optum Hospice for their kindness and care. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Bruno Cancer Center, St. Vincent’s Birmingham, 910 St. Vincent’s Drive, Birmingham, AL 35205 or Friends of the Smokies Tennessee, P.O. Box 1660, Kodak, TN 37764. Arrangements under the direction of Ridout's Valley Chapel, Homewood, AL.


  • Visitation Saturday, March 29, 2014
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, March 29, 2014

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Ralph and Sherrie Smith

March 31, 2014

May God comfort Michael and his family during this time of loss. Jim was a good man fun to talk to.

March 30, 2014

We are so very sorry for your loss and send our prayers and our love. Your father sounded like a wonderful man and we wish we could have met him. Love, Greg and Lynn Adsit

March 30, 2014

I am sure words can not express the sorrow you feel. Jim was a very good friend and will be missed very much. My thoughts and prayers are with the all of the family.
Ben J. Schillaci

Alex Muro

March 30, 2014

My prayers are with all of you in your time of loss.

Ginger Jones

March 30, 2014

My sympathy to the Majerik family. I can still hear the sounds of my Daddy,Pete,and his sons making "elbows" in our basement in Pratt City. Keeping all of you in my prayers.

Peggi McArdle

March 29, 2014

God be with you all as you go through this sad time. We will be with you in Spirit.

Deborah Dyar

March 29, 2014

I did not know Mr. Majerik but I met his son Michael several years ago because he and Dianna are friends with my daughter and son. We all live at Smith Lake. I know Mr. Majerik was a fine man because he raised a son like Michael to live, laugh and love !! Michael is a fine man and I know his Dad was proud of the man he is!!
Thought and prayers to all the Majerik family during this most difficult time.

Rick and Joanna Johnson

March 29, 2014

It is with great sadness that we have learned of your loss; Jim will be sorely missed by all, both family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Criss Morrison

March 28, 2014

I am sorry for your loss. While I didn't know Jim personally, having grown up in Pratt City myself, I heard nothing but good things about him. My sincere condolences, thought and prayers goes out to the Majerik family.

March 28, 2014

Dear Majerik Family,
I have nothing but fond memories of growing up in Pratt City with Jimmy as one of my classmates. His kindness and beautiful smile was always with him. He was a treasure. I am keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all.
Sharon Adams Rookis