In Loving Memory

James E. Sullivan, d. October 6, 2014



In Loving Memory

October 3, 1962 – October 6, 2014

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James Ernest Sullivan, 52, passed away on Monday, October 6, 2014 in Grand Bay, AL. He was an avid bass fisherman, loved boats and red Mountain Dew. He felt closer to God when he was on the river. James received two Naval plaques for top achievement for completion of job on Naval combat ships and he loved making people laugh.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Coley and Hazel Goodin Sullivan and Ernest and Beatrice Browder.

He is survived by his wife, Rachel Sullivan; daughter, Raven Lizana and her fiancée, Jay Steele; two sons, Andrew (Kayla) Sullivan and Austin (Constance) Sullivan; parents, James “Cotton” Sullivan and Patricia (Tommy) Hester three sisters, Debbie (Harry) Hinkle, Janet (Craig) Taylor, and Kem Atwell; brother, Paul Sullivan; four grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 2:30pm at Potters Wheel Fellowship Church, 11601 Hwy 613, Escatawpa, MS 39552. Expressions of condolence may be offered at Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL.


  1. JD Harrington

    James was a good man, friend , and co worker. He was always there to help and lend a hand. He always had a way to brighten someones day. He will be greatly missed. May the fishing be great in heaven and constant tight lines.

  2. Raven

    James was a great man, daddy, and grandpa (poppy). He was always there for me and my family no matter the problem. I will always love my daddy rather him here with me or in spirit. He has held my hand every step of the way. I will never forget him calling me “lard ass”. I will miss the smallest things that I didn’t treasure before. I love you daddy.

    -Raven Lizana Steele
    your only daughter <3

  3. Robert Lawhead

    Lynn and I want to give you and your family our deepest condolences to you on the loss of your soul mate James. He was a good hard working man and I know you will always miss him. The good Lord takes many a person in his own way and sometimes it just doesn’t seem right to any of us at the time it happens.

  4. Louis Bazar

    James was the love of Rachel’s life and I know he will be greatly missed by her and many others.

  5. Louis Bazar

    May all your casts have a strike. I know you be missed.

  6. Debbie Ondayko

    We love and will miss you Jimmy James you always had the best aunt Debbie

  7. Lisa Bower

    My God heal and comfort you in this trying time.. Words cannot express my deepest sympathies. James always tried my patience, but consistently was able to make me laugh at his goofiness. He will truly be missed by many! Always know that I am here for you. I love you sweet lady!

  8. Janice Welsh

    Janet, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother James. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.


  9. Ginger Prine

    Guido’s wife…James was a good man, he had a fierceness about him, and he had a softer side that not many get to see. I am one of those fortunate few that did get to see all sides of James. I know he loved you and his family very much. My heart felt condolences go out to you during this time. You and your family are in my thoughts, prayers and heart and if you need anything let me know.


  10. van taggart

    James was a good freind.and an outstanding person and will sorely missed by all who knew him.

  11. Alean Smith

    Ms. Rachel,

    Please accept my condolences for the loss of your husband, Mr. James Sullivan. I never met him, but I imagine he was a great guy if he was anything like you. I have overheard so many great comments about Mr. Sullivan, especially from Ms. Ruby.

    Please know that I am thinking of and praying for you and your family at this time while enduring such a great loss. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help you and your family at this time.



  12. Kellie Atwell

    My uncle jimmy was a great man. I have lots of memories of him that I will treasure forever. My heart goes out to aunt Rachael and his kids, I know he loved y’all dearly.

  13. Gary Logan Family

    James was a good man, coworker and friend. He will be greatly missed.

  14. Daniel Jones

    James was a great uncle and will always be remembered for his smile, his great sense of humor, and is greatly missed.

  15. wayne campbell

    Great guy and co-worker he will be miss.


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