James Y. Abdullah "Sam"

February 11, 1921August 4, 2012

James Y. Abdullah, ”Sam” 91, passed away August 4, 2012 in Jacksonville. He was born in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Daniel and Mary (Maida) Abdullah.

Surviving are his loving wife of 70 years, Olga Saig Abdullah, son James N. Abdullah “Nihme”, daughters Nancy Ray (Bill), Jackie Pickenpaugh (David), three grandchildren, five great grandchildren and many dear friends.

The funeral services will be today, Tuesday August 7, 2012 beginning with a Committal Service at 2pm at Oaklawn Cemetery and a Memorial Service at 3 pm in All Saints Episcopal Church with Father Gerald Alexander officiating. .

In Lieu of flowers please make a donation to the charity of your choice

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home 4115 Hendricks Ave. Jacksonville, FL 32207. (904) 346-3808.


  • Graveside Service Tuesday, August 7, 2012
  • Memorial Service Tuesday, August 7, 2012

James Y. Abdullah "Sam"

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Elaine Vickers

August 25, 2012

He was a fun-loving gentleman who would do anything for a friend !!

Carol Price

August 11, 2012

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

August 11, 2012

I am so sorry to hear of you loss. Draw close to God during this difficult time, and he will draw close to you. James 4:8

August 9, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Bill and Barbara Stewart

August 8, 2012

We arekeeping you and your family in our prayers. We are so glad to have known Sam. Wish we could have spent more time together. Praying God will give you the comfort you need at this time. Love to all the family Bill and Dorothy Pickenpaugh

August 8, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family......alla yer7amo...ELIAS&Madlin Yazji.

August 8, 2012

Dear Aunt Olga and Family,
I know we have spoken a few times over the past several years and talking to Uncle Namar brings back many happy memories of the days I unloaded case after case of ribs to Checker BarBQ. Of course, growing up my dad and Uncle Namar were extremely close. 91 years and 40 years of marriage is remarkable and a time to celebrate a wonderful life. God Bless you all.

Esse Asker Jr.

Esse Asker Jr.

August 8, 2012

Dear Nancy, Olga, and Family,
May the peace of the Lord be with you as you face the months and years ahead without your beloved father and husband.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your days of sorrow. Elsie and Bill Dutter

Delores H. Noyes

August 7, 2012

Dear Nancy & family,
Our deepest sympathy on the death of your father. It is never easy to lose the ones we love but our Lord gives us the hope of being united again. May God's peace be with you all during this sad time. Love you, Dede & Jerry Noyes

Michelene Dib

August 7, 2012

My deepest sympathy to you, Olga, and your family. I know how much my Mom and Dad loved all of you. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this very sad time.