James Lee Marshburn

June 2, 1965October 5, 2013
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James Lee Marshburn, 48, went home to be with the Lord on October 5, 2013 in Jacksonville, Florida. He was born June 2, 1965 in Newport News, Virginia.

He worked in the family business and was a member of First Baptist Church where he enjoyed singing in the choir and participating in the annual play. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Family members include his mother, Joyce Marshburn, and father, Jimmy L. Marshburn, aunts, Annette Lanier, Barbara Lambke, Shirley Sundell and Helen Wilkinson, Uncle David (Aileen) Green and several cousins and great cousins.


  • Funeral Service Thursday, October 10, 2013

James Lee Marshburn

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Harold McNeil

October 23, 2013

Jimmy and Joyce: I have never been so shocked as when I got the message of James' home going. Having visited with him two days earlier, and planning another get-together, it was unreal when I received word in NY of his passing. One of many things that I know about him is how much he loved and respected his parents. He also had a deep love for his Lord and the church. God bless you,

Rhonda Dobar

October 16, 2013

What a special man you raised; he will be greatly missed. My heart is broken at the loss of such a wonderful friend but I am rejoicing mightily in his arrival in heaven. I know that one day I will see James again and hopefully get that big bear hug that he always had ready. I am thrilled that James spent his last days studying the bible, reparing and preaching and sharing the Word of God. He was so excited about the opportunity to share what he loved most, Jesus Chirst. I am honored to have known James and humbled that he called me friend.

Jacky Tully

October 11, 2013

Joyce and Jimmy my deepest sympathy. There are no words however heartfelt, that can ease your sorrow, but may it strengthen you to realize that those who care for you are close in heart. I enjoyed all those years chatting with you @ the YMCA. We all send our regards. If there is anything we can do for you, please do not hesitate to call.

Dawn McLean

October 11, 2013

James will never be forgotten. His heart was on fire for The Lord. He had a great sense of humor & was a good friend of mine from FBC of Jax. May we all hold onto the beautiful memories he created w/ us & be comforted knowing he is joined w/ our Heavenly Father. May God comfort his family & friends.

Polly Brock Hudson

October 11, 2013

My thoughts and prayers go out to Jame's family. May God bless you and comfort you through this difficult time.

Richard Detwiler

October 10, 2013

I always remember James teaching the song "Rise" in junior high at fort Caroline he was always a great friend and will be missed!

Jeri Green

October 10, 2013

Deepest sympathy to family. May God comfort you. James was a good guy. I knew him from high school.

Lindsey Duren

October 10, 2013

My heart and prayers go out to James' s family. So sorry for your loss. I didn't know James all that well, but he was such a friendly and open person. Never met a stranger, and definately had a heart for God. I know that he's with the Lord, and forever in our memories...

Pam Sparks

October 10, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. We are really going to miss him in the FBC choir. I only knew James for 1 1/2 years, but recognized what a truly special person he was. He is the same age as my oldest son, and I enjoyed his spiritual commitment, and his personality. He loved the Lord, and we know he is now in heaven rejoicing.

Rhonda Raulerson

October 10, 2013

I only knew James a short time, but I could see his dedication to his family and church. My heart goes out to your family. May God bless and comfort you.