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Romeo Dewitt James

July 22, 1972 ~ October 13, 2020 (age 48)

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Romeo Dewitt Mason James was born on July 22, 1972, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to the late Verna James & Verner T. Mason. He was called home to be with his Lord on Oc­tober 13, 2020. He was preceded in death by his mother - Verna Warrior; Father - Verner Mason, Sr.; his maternal grandparents, Clottie James and Sam Grisby, and his parental grandparents, Mrs. Nannie McDaniel and Oliver Greer. 

He accepted Christ at an early, at Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin under the leadership of Pastor Robert L Sims. Romeo later attended Ephe­sians Missionary Baptist Church under Pastor Joe H. Todd in Milwaukee, Wiscon­sin. He was introduced to his long-term partner Rosalyning Price in 1994-2020 and they remained friends. Their partnership forms an unbreakable bond amongst them­selves and their children. Family was very important to him. Romeo attended Siefert elementary school and Bell middle school and attended Pulaski High School where he got his education.

Romeo enjoyed boxing (as a teen) at the King Center in Milwaukee Wis. He loved do­ing pranks, jokes, and ranking on people and cooking. Not only did Romeo enjoy cooking he was talented in the kitchen, he took after his mother not by trade but by in­heritance. In 2016 he moved his four youngest children with him to Pine Bluff, Ar­kansas to help take care of his mother. Romeo was a man of great humor, respect, and peace, he loved all and all loved baby dump as Aunt Velma would say.

He leaves to cherish his memories his children - seven daughters: Diamond James of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Victorian James, Romai James, Emerald James, Rosalyn James, Miracle Scott, Tyisha Little of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; two sons: Riel- Romeo James and Romeo Emerson of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Five brothers: Varner (Torrie) Mason, Michael James, Calvin Mason, Charles Mason, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; two sisters: Thelma (Dion) Pearson, Yolanda James of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Four aunts: Velma Burns, Mae Jenlans, Ora Jackson and Ruthie Richards of Pine Bluff, Ar­kansas; two uncles: Sammy James and Michael James of Pine Bluff, Arkansas; (4) First cousins, Quentin, Rob, Sherry, Jerry and (2) cousins whom he called his own Baby Quinshanita Thomas just to name a few. A host of nieces; nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends that loved him dearly.

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October 23, 2020

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church
900 S Grant St
Pine Bluff, AR 71603

Funeral Service
October 24, 2020

11:00 AM
Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church
900 S Grant St
Pine Bluff, AR 71603

Video is available for this event


Forrest Lawn Cemetery
West Princeton Pike
Pine Bluff, AR 71603

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