James Sherrod Jr.

Published 7:18 pm Wednesday, August 1, 2012

James Sherrod Jr., also known as “Mailman,” 55, of 200 Charlemagne Drive, Suffolk, Va., died July 29, 2012, at his residence. He was the son of the late James and Francis Sherrod.

James retired after 30 years from the U.S. Postal Service as a letter carrier and after 34 years from the U.S. Army Reserves as a master sergeant. He was a faithful member of Little Grove Baptist Church, where he was a member of the Samaritan Brothers. As a member of motorcycle club “The Sweat Hogs,” he enjoyed riding whenever he could.


He leaves to cherish his memory a devoted and loving wife of 20 years, Marion Hardison Sherrod; three sons, James Sherrod III “JR,” Minoso A. Rodgers, of Washington, D.C., and Michael R. Rodgers, of Suffolk; six sisters, Thelma Brown, Mary A. Slade (James), Gloria Lassiter (Richard), Mary F. Sherrod Whitley (William), all of Chesapeake, Bernice Dumas (Robert “Bob”), of Virginia Beach; three brothers, Elder Bernell Sherrod (Denise), Samuel L. Sherrod (Linda), all of Suffolk, and Prescott Sherrod (Natascha), of Virginia Beach; seven grandchildren; two uncles, Bishop Clarence Copeland (Cora), of Redding, Pa., and William Lloyd Copeland (Gail); three aunts, Mammie Anthony, of Waterbury, Conn., Annie Harper, of Newport News, Va., and Gloria Jean Smith, of Suffolk; mother-in-law, Arnecia S. Hardison, of Suffolk; sister-in-law, Maxine H. Jordan (John), all of Suffolk; two brothers-in-law, Clinton R. Hardison (Norma) and William C. Hardison (Flossie) both of Portsmouth, Va.; two devoted friends to the end, Min. James “Tim” Richardson and Min. Terry Burnett; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


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A funeral service will be held at noon, Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, at Tabernacle Christian Church, 2500 E. Washington St., Suffolk, officiated by Pastor Ralph Richardson. Interment will be in the Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the residence. Crocker Funeral Home Inc. is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be extended to the family at www.crockerfuneralhome.com.