OBITUARY

Mr. James "Jimmy" Malcom

December 15, 1937January 9, 2021
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James (Jimmy) H. Malcom, age 83, passed away January 9, 2021. Jimmy was a native Atlantan and attended Bass High School before joining the United States Marines shortly after graduating. While at bootcamp, Jimmy placed second overall in physical fitness. After his duty with the Marines, Jimmy and two of his high school friends founded Specialty Engraving & Trophies. Jimmy also had the rewarding opportunity to work alongside his son building houses.

Over the last 20 years, in Jimmy’s “retirement years” (ha-ha), he set out each day on a mission using his Big Red Chevy Truck to be a blessing to someone. Whether it was to find and repair odds & ends to give away, haul off metal to be recycled, help someone remove a broken refrigerator, paint a community bridge, deliver beds to the poor, show up to every one of his grandkids' events, or move them endlessly in and out of college dorms -he was always available. He was humbled when his neighborhood honored him with a plaque of appreciation for his helpfulness to the community.

Jimmy loved the Lord and demonstrated this very clearly by loving others. He was a faithful servant with strong, hardworking, reliable, and generous character. He was a Papa that “could fix anything” and always had a funny personality and nose (joke). All of this is what made him a one-of-a-kind man (Husband, Dad, Papa, Friend, Partner, Neighbor, Servant). He will be greatly missed by his family and so many that knew him. Praise God we still have eternity with him!

Jimmy loved nothing more than his big “too loud” family. He is survived by his wife Ann of 46 years, his son Steve (Becky) and three daughters Julie (Adam) Black, Mary Leigh (Freddy) Biggers, and Sally (Bob) Berto, his eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren; as well as two nieces and other extended family.

The family will have a private ceremony due to the current pandemic but welcomes your expressions of sympathy, stories, and memories of Jimmy.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the dystonia-foundation.org (DMRF) to find a cure for the painful disease that plagued Jimmy for many years.

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Richard Lenhardt

January 19, 2021

Jimmy was A very good friendwhen we were at Bass High School In Atlanta,Ga. We spent lots time together We doubled dated & shared lots good times, Jimmy was a real good football player , we spent lots times at each other house lots times. He was a real good friend with especially with two of my best friends in later times Buddy Touard & Ray Manus. would go fishing & hunting & fishing with Buddy & they shared some of their most Sacred Times Together & Loved each other as Great Friends!!!!! Jimmy at his latest time has lived in neighbor hood With Ray together & Shared Lots Of Great Times Together. Jimmy was always A very hard worker & he had to be doing something good.. Ray would tell me lots of things Jimmy Would Do Fo r People In The Neighbor Hood.. He & Ray Loved Talking & Enjoyed Their Time TogetherThese Last Few Years.. Jimmy A Great Man &Will Be Missed By So Many!!!

Robert Kennedy

January 16, 2021

Jimmy was a great man and an inspiration to us all. The world has been a better place as a result of his life. He will occupy a comfy place in Heaven. May God bless his family!

Steve Malcom

January 15, 2021

I love you and miss you, Dad. As I reflect on my Dad, I wanted to share his story of redemption and grace as an encouragement to all that no matter what you’ve done or the difficulties you’ve faced, God’s grace can redeem and restore. My dad experienced some common difficulties and problems in his youth which led to more troubles for him and his family as a young man. That’s where it affected me. By the grace of God, Dad was able to overcome those struggles and turn his experiences into something positive. In fact, victory over those struggles became one of the most positive things in Dad’s life. You see, I ended up with the same difficulties and problems, and Dad was uniquely qualified to help me by sharing what he had done to overcome them: he had trusted his life to the Lord. Dad took every opportunity to make amends for the past, and God restored many of those broken relationships, including mine. I am forever grateful for this gift of reconciliation and renewed relationship with Dad. I was able to watch Dad take all he had done, learned, and been through to become a godlier man and to try and help others. Because of all this he became a better father, husband, son, brother, Papa, friend, and co-worker. I want to thank God, thank all of you, and thank Dad. I share this so that it might glorify God and encourage anyone who is struggling to trust the Lord. He is the God of redemption and restoration. Love, Steve

Nancy Bell

January 15, 2021

I had the pleasure of visiting Ann and Jimmy over the years . I was amazed at how he could transform any flee market item. I wished that I lived closer to get some of these items.
I loved Jimmy and I love Ann. My heart is with you Ann my dear friend.

GAIL AND FRANK JAMES

January 15, 2021

IT IS HARD TO BELIEVE JIMMY IS GONE (TO A BETTER PLACE).
WHAT I REMEMBER MOST ABOUT JIMMY IS THAT HE ALWAYS GAVE ANN THE BEST GIFTS. A FEW TIMES IT WAS A NEW CAR OR CARS, NICE JEWELRY, ONCE WE CAME BACK FROM A FLORIDA TRIP (6 OF US GIRLS FROM AHS SCHOOL 1960 WENT ON VACATION ONCE A YEAR) JIMMY HAD DECORATED THE HOUSE WELCOMING ANN'S RETURN HOME. I WAS SO IMPRESSED WITH HIM. JIMMY LIKED TO TEASE. HA I HAVE WONDERFUL MEMORIES OF HIM. HE LOVED ANN THIER GIRLS SO MUCH AND WAS ALWAYS THERE IF THEY NEEDED HIM. WE WILL ALL MISS YOU SWEET JIMMY. GAIL AND FRANK JAMES

Barbara Fleming

January 15, 2021

Jimmy was such a wonderful person and a true gentleman. Jim and I have known Jimmy for about 40 years and truly loved him, his sense of humor and admired him for all the kind things he did for others and never bragged or broadcast it. He was truly a humble servant and we will miss him so much. Rest In Peace, dear friend.

Sara C rews

January 15, 2021

Ann, what a beautiful family you and Jimmy have. Both of you have had many Blessings. Thank you for sharing them with me. Prayers and hugs.

Love you,
Sara

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Papa removed (by himself) all the tile in my bathroom at 82 years old!! He loved demo jobs.

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Ann's favorite picture he ever took.

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