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Palm Northwest Mortuary & Cemetery

6701 North Jones Blvd, Las Vegas, NV

OBITUARY

James Vester Gallimore Jr.

March 17, 1932September 11, 2020

Mr. James Vester Gallimore Jr. departed this life on September 11, 2020 in his home in Las Vegas, NV.

James was taken care of by his Grandparents the late Mabel and Reverend Otto Sylvester Hamm, the founder of Bethlehem Baptist church in Winston Salem, N.C. While his parents were traveling with the Negro National Baseball league. His father played for several of the Negro League teams during his baseball career.

Around approximately age, 9 or 10 he moved to Connecticut to live with his parents. After graduation from High School, James served his country, and was a Veteran for the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division. Not fond of flying, he used to joke, “I was first on the static line and the first one out the door.”

Upon leaving the military, he lived, worked and raised a family in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He move to California in 1972. Worked as a machine shop supervisor for General Dynamics Corporation and retired in 1996.

November 2001, they moved to Las Vegas, NV where he spent his retirement years. Prior to his illness he loved to tinker around in the garage, listening to Old School music, using his numerous tools to make and fix all sorts of things.

James AKA Jimmy, loved people, music and life itself. He tried to help any and everyone. He lived life to the fullest with no regrets. A good father, husband, neighbor and friend.

James was preceded in death by his mother, Alice A. Gallimore; father James Vester Gallimore Sr.; first wife Adrienne Gallimore; a sister Gloria Gallimore Hornes, and a brother Carl D. Gallimore Rich.

He leaves behind to treasure and cherish his memory his wife Veronica Gallimore AKA Ronnie; a brother Frederick L. Gallimore; six children. Four daughters Shelley Gallimore, Toni Jelks (Jay), Nadine Soares (Maurice) and Veonna L. Gallimore Ali (Rashaad). Two sons Ricky Gallimore and Isaac Gallimore. Numerous Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors.

Everyone will miss his smiling face and uplifting spirit.

Services

9 October

Memorial Service

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Palm Northwest Mortuary

Chapel

6701 North Jones Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89131

9 October

Committal Service

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Palm Northwest Cemetery

6701 North Jones Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89131

9 October

Reception

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Palm Northwest Mortuary

Chapel

6701 North Jones Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89131

Memories

James Vester Gallimore Jr.

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Patricia Blair

September 27, 2020

Words can’t express how I feel about Uncle Jimmy he was the next best think to a Father to me my parents Dorothy and James Campbell Sr.
We’re Uncle Jimmy and Aunt Ronnie best friends. When my parents passed, they became mom and dad to me. I loved him very much. I’m here for you Auntie Ronnie if you just need to talk or whatever u need me to be🙏🏽❤️

Hilette Hill

September 25, 2020

Jimmy will truly be missed he and Ronnie was true friend for many years we also knew when invited to their home or invited to our home we all were going to have a great time Jimmy lite up the room mainly with his stories He would start a short story then the story got longer and longer until Ronnie would say that’s not true then he would start laughing Jimmy was a caring person and he loved his family . Mr. Jimmy Rest In Peace

Kim Hill

September 25, 2020

Uncle Jimmy will be missed greatly. I have so many amazing & fun memories. I was Blessed to have him apart of my life and able to see him on so many special occasions. Always light hearted and caring. I’ll miss you & Aunt Roni fussing at each other and you trying to sneak some sweets or a diet beer. Thank you for the laughs and always a big hug & kiss. Rest Easy Ole Man....❤️🙏🏾❤️🙏🏾

Jeannine Williams (Wright)

September 24, 2020

Pops! I remember the first time I came over the house to play with Lisa when we were kids. You and mom were in the den watching television. From that day forward, you treated me like your own. You saved us many times from mom’s punishments, and snuck us money and treats when she wasn’t looking! Always had a funny story to tell. I can hear you and my mom fussing like siblings. She loved you as much as I did. I know when you got to heaven she was there waiting to fight some more! We will meet again. Until then, rest in love. We will take care of mom. I love you pops!

Deborah Smythe

September 24, 2020

Jimmy, you are truly missed. I personally will miss all the stories you used to tell us all. Your full of Joy personality, the care and concern you showed to everyone. And how you had our backs no matter what. Even if you were at The Hush Puppy and they open the door to clean the windows and it’s cold outside. It could have been in any store with people walking over you, Jimmy you were there always there ready to protect. And the Checks you wanted to many Lol. Always with a laugh and showing love. You are missed and will be missed.

Cheryll Gotdon

September 24, 2020

I’ll always remember Jimmy and smile. Because he had an infectious laugh and was humorous! Sometimes we would talk for quite awhile. He was a very caring and sweet man and I’m so glad I got to know him. RIP Jimmy and prayers to your family 🙏❤️

Renelda Branch

September 24, 2020

Aubrey and Renelda Branch We Would Tell Mom and Pop Gallimore We adopted them as our parents being away from home. But the truth is they really adopted us into their lives. And We are forever grateful for that Will miss Pop for all the stories and laughter. And calling checking on us Resting In Love

Celeste Tanksley

September 24, 2020

My papa has given me the best memories in my childhood and life in general. He was always smiling! I will never forget after school being so excited to see my nana and papa. Those were the days that I will always remember and hold close. I have so many great memories with you papa and I’m so thankful to have had you as a male role model and figure in my life. I love you endlessly and I know you are in heaven watching over all of us. You have brought so many people so much happiness. I love you. Rest easy. ❤️

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