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Updated: 02/02/2014 08:00:01AM

James C. Drummond

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James C. Drummond, 88, of Port Charlotte, Fla., went to be with the Lord, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, under the care of Tidewell Hospice, and surrounded by his loving family.

He was born March 31, 1925, in Cave Mountain, West Moreland, Jamaica, West Indies, to Zechariah and Ellen Drummond.

Coming to the U.S. in the mid-’50s, as a farmworker in Florida, moving to Brooklyn, N.Y., he worked in a steel and wire company, until he retired to Port Charlotte in 1997. James was a devoted member of the Brooklyn Faith Seventh-day Adventist Church, as he faithfully served as head Deacon. He was also a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church of Port Charlotte.

James is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Inez; sons, Earl (Ada) Drummond, Leon (Cynthia) Drummond and Eldon (Patricia) Drummond; daughters, Reana (Todd) Jackson, Lenna (Derrick) Miligan and Valerie (Ed) Washington; 19 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends.

The family will receive friends and neighbors from 10 a.m. until the service time of 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2036 Loveland Blvd, Port Charlotte. Burial will follow at Charlotte Memorial Cemetery, 9400 Indian Springs Cemetery Road, Punta Gorda, Fla., with Final Rest in the garden Section Three Lawn Crypt.

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