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James Arthur Hollis Jr.

March 27, 1981February 8, 2021
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James A. Hollis, Jr., “Baby James”, 39, of Reading passed away on Monday, February 8, 2021.

Born in Reading, he was a son of James A. Hollis, Sr. of Mount Penn and the late Georgenna (Poulson) Hollis.

James was employed at various places in both Reading and Lancaster, last working at LSC Communications, Lancaster.

He is survived by 3 children with Syreeta Kim Johnson: Jaylynn Lauren Hollis, Jayvin Bryant and Jayzure Hollis. He is also survived by 2 children with Jenafer Caruso: Austin James Hollis and Christian Love Almonte. He is also survived by a granddaughter, Novalee Kate Martinez, as well as Syreeta’s parents, Larry and Judy Wallace; and his step mother Tracy Angstadt. Also surviving are his brothers, Elijah James Hollis and Jovan Tyler Hollis. He is also survived by a host of aunts, uncles and cousins residing in Reading, Philadelphia, Maryland, Ohio, New Jersey and Georgia.

Baby James loved basketball, movies, music and cooking but his greatest love was being with his family and friends.

Baby James will always be with us in our hearts. He will continue to look over each of us. He will provide strength, encouragement, laughter, and love. Let him live on through us all.

A sharing of memories by family and friends will take place on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 8:30 pm in Theo. C. Auman, Inc. Funeral Home, 247 Penn Street, Reading, Pa. 19601. Friends and family may view on Wednesday from 6:00-8:30 pm. Interment will be private.


  • James A. Hollis, Sr., Father
  • Georgenna (Poulson) Hollis, Mother (deceased)
  • Jaylynn L. Hollis, Daughter
  • Jayvin Hollis, Son
  • Jayzure Hollis, Son
  • Austin J. Hollis, Son
  • Christian L. Almonte, Son
  • Novalee K. Martinez, Granddaughter
  • Elijah J. Hollis, Brother
  • Jovan T. Hollis, Brother
  • Tracy Angstadt, Step Mother
  • Syreeta K. Johnson, Mother of Jaylynn, Jayvin, Jayzure
  • Jenafer Caruso, Mother of Austin and Christian
  • Larry and Judy Wallace, Syreeta's Parents
  • Baby James also leaves to cherish his memory a host of aunts, uncles and cousins


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  • Friends and Family Sharing Memories

    Wednesday, February 17, 2021


James Arthur Hollis Jr.

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Gina Key

February 19, 2021

I know it is hard to face the reality that baby James is gone we have to also understand that baby James is at peace and is suffering no more he is in good hands he is in God's hand whatever trials and tribulations he may have went through he is in a better place he loved his children he loved his family and he loved his friends and we all loved him

Shantel Tyson

February 18, 2021

Oh baby James where to begin I can’t even believe I’m writing this. The most free spirited person so loving and caring. The clown of the group you always knew how to make everyone smile around you and bring the life to a party. Every room you walked into you lit up. I know you missed your mama so much and now I know she was waiting right there for you to come get that hug you wanted so bad. I’m sorry I couldn’t be there today but I know everyone came to show love. Rest up and watch over us.

Gina Key

February 17, 2021

He he will always be in heart and in my memory forever and a day he was like a son of mine may God give him peace he was a blessing to us all

Donna Raffety

February 17, 2021

James And Family so sorry for your loss may he rest in peace.
Terry And Donna Raffety

Miriah Green

February 16, 2021

Baby James,

Although I didn’t get to hangout with you a lot when you came to Americus, I still love you and sad that you are no longer here. You will be greatly missed.


Maranda Duncan

February 15, 2021

Baby James: thank you for watching “I love Lucy” with me just to make me smile and keep me company. Thank you for all the memories and laughs. You’re truly missed

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February 14, 2021

Baby Jame s was a great nefueand a good nefue always a good friend and family member I will always remember and cherish God bless his soul

Tyre Towles

February 13, 2021

Me and baby James go way back. If we wasn’t on the court at barbies playground playing basketball, we were in my house playing basketball on the game. He will truly be missed. He was a great friend to many people. Always full of jokes he could make you laugh on a bad day.

Until we meet again rest in Heaven my brother. 🙏🏾

Najee Wright

February 13, 2021

Baby Was my friend who gave advice and laughter he will be missed,R.I.P BABY.J

Robin Dorsey

February 13, 2021

Baby James was like a son to me. He was loved by my family and my children Tara and Thomas. I love you unconditionally as my own. Rest In Heaven 🙏🏽
Till we meet again.💔


Mother and Son


Mother and Son