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James Cupit Woodson

May 19, 2021

James Cupit Woodson, 57, of Brooklyn, New York departed this life on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. Left to cherish his memory are his sisters, Janice W. Fowler, Lynchburg, Virginia and Maria W. Bumbrey, Fredericksburg, Virginia.

James graduated from Heritage High School and attended Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.  He served eight years in the United States of America Navy.

A celebration of life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 5, 2021, at Tharp Funeral Home Chapel, 220 Breezewood Drive, Lynchburg, Virginia 24502. Pastor Shirley M. Conner officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Jubilee Family Development Center, 1512 Florida Avenue, Lynchburg, Virginia 24501.

Masks are to be worn inside funeral home.

Tharp Funeral Home and Crematory, Lynchburg is assisting the family.

A celebration of life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 5, 2021, at Tharp Funeral Home Chapel, 220 Breezewood Drive, Lynchburg, Virginia 24502. Pastor Shirley M. Conner officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

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James...Jay...Woodson! I remember walking with you down Wards Road before it turned into Fort Avenue after school. What we talked about? I don't know. A lot. Remember, me? Gigi? Laughing at your name? Jay is not a derivative of James, and you said. Okay, it is not. Everyone's wrong, and you, "Gigi," and I imagine him thinking, derivative of Gloria? "You may call me James, but never Jim or Jimmy." LOL. And good times with Nancy Meredith and they laughed....at me sometimes, and it was okay. I laughed back at them. And we spent the start of Christmas Break around Nancy's fireplace our senior year, I think, with Renee, and you and me and Nancy dozing off. Just all woozy with good times and friends and no eggnog... Then, there's got to be a morning after even a good evening of innocent friends dozing off around a fire. So many years ago it seems like yesterday. Life is so brief. Jay! I woke-up this morning thinking, you just wanted to de=friend me on facebook, but did you have to break my heart...it's all a lie. It's an advanced way to get away from someone who never bothers you on facebook. Then, I googled and finally, a legacy. Oh, what an awesome person! I found out on the 6th of July, the day after the fifth of Jay! Your birthday! Makes me afraid to wish people happy birthday on fb. But the 5th of J, your birthday. And that's how you are...remembered. Every one had a part, but no one had the whole Jay! As if anyone could ever divide someone as beautiful as you, old friend grown eternally young. Love, your friend, Gigi Brown, Class of 81

Posted by Gigi Brown on July 27, 2021

Heartfelt condolences. Jay was a man of honor, intelligence and culture. A ravenous and voracious reader who enjoyed sharing his love of books and Black History. He was so proud of his ancestor who initiated Black History Celebrations as we know it today. Rest In Peace. Jay was a gentleman and a scholar.

Posted by Donna Sue Johnson on June 20, 2021

Janice, Rhea, and Family, My family and I would like you to know that, we send our deepest sympathy. My cousin Cupit, had a heart of gold. He was my bestfriend. May your faith, help you to heal.

Posted by Stephanie Richardson on June 3, 2021

Prayers of Comfort going up and sending out Love to The Family and Friends of Our Cupit.He will be missed.

Posted by Lisa Culpepper Beverley on May 31, 2021

Janice and family, I was shocked and saddened to hear of James’s passing. He was a special classmate I will never forget. He was always so upbeat and I will remember his sense of humor. James was always laughing and made us laugh. I will cherish memories of him from our high school days. My condolences go out to you and the family.

Posted by Kimberly Roach Doyle on May 31, 2021

My condolences to the Woodson family. James and I were school mates. The memories I have of James are of laughter. He always made me laugh. May he rest in peace.

Posted by April Croudy Blalock on May 30, 2021

Rhea, on behalf of the Jennings’ family, you, Janice and family are in our thoughts and prayers with the passing of your beloved brother. We love you and are here for you! God bless!

Posted by Cheryl J Spence on May 29, 2021

We do not grieve without first loving! We do not love without gaining more than we could ever lose! My condolences and sympathy to Maria and and the Woodson family!

Posted by Buster Nelson on May 27, 2021

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