OBITUARY

James Milton Fleming

November 7, 1976March 3, 2013
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Sergeant James Milton Fleming, age 36, of Colorado Springs, CO (Fort Carson) completed his mission on earth and went home to be with his Heavenly Father on Saturday, March 2, 2013 in Colorado Springs, CO. He leaves behind his wife, Lauren, and their three children, Meaghan Ashley, Aaron James (A.J.), and Joshua Everett Fleming. He is survived by his parents, James F. and Pamela Hays Fleming of Memphis. He leaves behind his sisters, Lisa M. Craig (Ken) of Sparta, TN, and Jennifer Fleming Fisher (Mark) of Bartlett, TN; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. James E. Fleming, Jr. of Marked Tree, AR; his maternal aunt, Clora J. Hays (Aunt Jackie) of Memphis, TN; paternal aunt, Annabelle Akers (Tom) of Heber Springs, AR; cousins, Brian Akers of Heber Springs, AR and Kevin Akers (Tracy) of Jacksonville, MO.; three nieces, Lauren Craig, Brittany Fisher, and Lauren Fisher as well as three nephews, Jonathan Craig, Marvin Loft IV, and Wyatt Fisher; as well as many friends and other family members. Sgt. Fleming, “Jimmy”, was a graduate of White Station High School in Memphis, TN where he played high school football. He proudly served in the U.S. Army and had successfully completed four tours of Iraq the 2003 Operation Iraqi Freedom campaign with the Second Brigade; III ID Ft. Stewart Georgia; and two additional tours with the III ID Ft. Stewart and one tour with IV ID Fort Carson, Colorado. Sgt. Fleming, “Jimmy”, was truly a leader and a gentle giant. He was filled with compassion, strength, and a deep concern for others. He was deeply loved by his military families at Ft. Stewart and Ft. Carson. Jimmy, Lauren, and their family are truly an inspiration to others because of their close walk with the Lord. The family wishes to thank their many friends and family for their love and support for Jimmy during his deployments, time at home, and during this time of loss. We have truly lost a great soldier who was also an amazing husband, father, son, son-in-law, brother, and brother-in-law. Memphis Funeral Home on Poplar Ave. is handling all arrangements. Visitation will be Saturday, March 9 at noon followed by the funeral services at 2 p.m. Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery on Elvis Presley Blvd. The information for Memorials will be forthcoming shortly.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, March 9, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 9, 2013
REMEMBERING

James Milton Fleming

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March 22, 2013

May God place his healing hands around this family.

Ross Sprayberry

March 22, 2013

one of the best

Unknown

March 21, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

David Emerick

March 21, 2013

I have never met Jimmy but I feel for your loss. It is good to know that he truly is in heaven and is a brother in Christ. God Bless you all and may the Lord blanket you and your children with love, and understanding during this time of grieving. SFC Emerick

Roger Peters

March 21, 2013

From one Soldier to another, you will truly be missed by all that knew you. The soldiers that you led will miss everything about your outstanding leadership... Safe journey my brother!!!

MSG Peters
JBLM, WA

March 13, 2013

want to say thank you to all our heros whom are now in heaven,
thank you, from unknown

Paula, Hunter and Tyler Bray

March 13, 2013

Jim and Pam,

We are saddened to hear of Jimmy's unexpected passing. He was a kind and honorable person. We are thinking and praying for you during this difficult time.

Allison Rollins (Bray)

March 13, 2013

Jim and Pam,

I remember Jimmy as a smiling, outgoing, and caring teenager. He could always make you feel happy and loved. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. I pray the Spirit will be with you to comfort and buoy your family at this difficult time of great loss. With love,

Rickey Green

March 13, 2013

I knew Jimmy years ago, playing football and attending high school with him at White Station. We lived in the same neighborhood and he was a very close friend to me and my younger brothers. He was so genuine, so funny and he never had a bad word to say about anyone. He and I stayed connected via Facebook and I am so proud of the man he became, as a proud husband, daddy and soldier. My sincere thoughts and prayers are with his family and I pray they will be able to rest in the peace that Jimmy is at home with Christ. GBP.

Henryk Zaleski

March 12, 2013

Rest in peace James.