James Richard Sullivan

December 24, 1988February 12, 2020

James Richard Sullivan of Alpharetta, Georgia passed away on February 12, 2020 with his family by his side. He was born December 24, 1988 in Framingham, Massachusetts, the son of Richard Sullivan and Kimberly Sullivan.

James was a man of many talents He graduated from Alpharetta High School, with impressive accomplishments. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Georgia. He had a great youthful spirit and had a special way of connecting and engaging with people. He was intelligent, driven and was not afraid to step out of his comfort zone. In addition to his many talents, he enjoyed playing golf, being fit and exploring the outdoors and traveling.

James attended church at Buckhead Church and was always looking for ways to improve himself - but more importantly to help others. He could engage in any conversation and establish great relationships. James was a man who loved his family. He was a wonderful son, brother, grandson, and friend. His amazing wit and influence will forever touch the lives of all who knew him. He will be greatly missed.

His life will forever be cherished in the lives of his loving family; his father, Richard “Dick” Sullivan (Dick’s wife Shanna), of Alpharetta, Georgia; mother, Kimberly Sullivan, of Alpharetta, Georgia; sister, Chelsea Sullivan, of Buckhead, Georgia; grandmother, Ruth Pope, of Boston Massachusetts; and many more beloved family members and friends.


  • Visitation Sunday, February 16, 2020
  • Celebration of Life Sunday, February 16, 2020


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Dawn Murphy Dover

February 16, 2020

My deepest sympathies for your loss. Prayers for peace and healing during this difficult time.

Annie Lidback. Castro

February 16, 2020

My boys and I will always have a warm spot in our hearts for James. We keep our memories of the great moments shared together on the golf course. Golf team. Friendship. All our love, prayers are with you. Annie. Roberto. Alex. Franco.

Scotti Neff

February 16, 2020

James and I dated in high school, and I have so many fun memories with him! James was the type of person you could not see for years and when you would get together it was like a minute had not gone by. He was so personable and loving to everyone he met. I felt truly cared for by James and he was someone I knew I could always rely on. I have not seen him in years, but my heart still aches knowing that I can't just call him and talk to him now. I am praying for James and his family every day. <3 He was a very special person!

Christie Miller

February 15, 2020

James and I grew up in Windward together. He was a year below me but my senior year of high school we had a class together (because James was ahead of most of his class) and we sat at a table together the entire year. James and I had an instant connection that formed into a forever friendship. I was lucky enough to catch up with him this past September and we went and watched a Georgia game together at a pizza place. He was one of those friends where no matter how much time has passed, once together again we were able to pick up right where we left off. We were laughing about that science class we had and joking about how all of us who grew up in windward were like family to one another; and it really felt that way. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones. He was a wonderful person taken too soon, but he’ll live in my memories forever


Lindsey Motley

February 12, 2020

James, Chelsea, and I grew up together. Like family. We spent almost every day together when we were younger. Such a heartbreaking loss of a life that had so much left to give. When I think back to those childhood days, I remember James as being incredibly smart, amazingly talented at golf, and fiercely protective over his little sister. I even remember he and Chelsea peering over the back of their school bus seat as he sat next to her on her first day of Kindergarten. I sat right behind.

My heart breaks for the entire Sullivan family tonight. May we always remember the good times — of Guitar Hero, cookie cake, cinnamon rolls, golfing, & Christmas Mornings. Of the laughs. The good stuff❤️ Love you all. We will miss you, James.

Lindsey Belyew

February 12, 2020

So heartbroken over this horrible news. James was an old friend and such a fun and positive soul. We spent a lot of time together over the years and I am so grateful I had the privilege of knowing him. Any time I would travel to Athens in college, I would see James. He was ALWAYS smiling and dancing. Some of my favorite memories of him were on vacation(s). Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores would not have been the same without James (both years we went). One of the best memories of my entire life was a trip to Watercolor with James, Brittany Smith and Austin Teale. It’s a trip I will surely never forget. Rest In Peace angel. Thank you for the wonderful memories. I love you!

Brigitte Autran

February 12, 2020

I will always remember what a good heart you had and how much fun you were to be around, James. I will always cherish the memories we shared. You will be forever missed ❤️

Roswell Funeral Home and Green Lawn Cemetery & Mausoleum

February 12, 2020

The staff of Roswell Funeral Home and Green Lawn Cemetery would like to extend our most sincere condolence to the Sullivan Family. We would like to thank you for entrusting the care of your love one into our hands. Please remember you are not alone and we will always be here for you.