Willie James Wakefield, 72, of Charlotte, North Carolina passed on Friday, February 28, 2020 at his home. James was born on December 25, 1947 in Greenville, South Carolina to the late Willie and Daisy Mae Harrison Wakefield. James attended public schools in Greenville, South Carolina and worked in construction before his retirement. In addition to his parents James was preceded in death by three siblings, Charles “Chico” Wakefield, William “Cowboy” Wakefield and Judy Wakefield Oglesby.
James is survived by six sons, Lamont (Jenita) Wakefield , LaReese Wakefield and Daryl Ballenger of Greenville, SC, Jared Matthew Wakefield of Newberry, SC, Charles Taylor of Sanford, Florida and Desmond (Val) Taylor of Simpsonville, SC; Three daughters, Judy (Andrew) Wardlaw of Simpsonville, SC, Tiffie (Kenyatta) King of Greenville, SC and Porsha Wakefield of Brooklyn, NY.; one brother, Danny Wakefield of Spartanburg, SC; one sister, Elyne Johnson of Hickory NC , twenty-five grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren
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