It is with very heavy hearts that we inform you of the passing from this life of native and life-long Roanoke resident, Mr. James Curtis Houston aka "Jake/J. C.", age 80, currently residing at 104 County Road 18, Roanoke, Randolph County, Alabama. Mr. Houston peacefully transitioned from this life on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at Russell Medical Center, Alexander City, Tallapoosa County, Alabama.
James Curtis "Jake/J. C." Houston was born to the parentage of the late Willie Joe and Eleanor (Bell) Houston on February 23, 1940.
James -- best known as Jake or J.C. -- grew up in a Christian home and knew Christ early in his life. Jake attended the Wehadkee Missionary Baptist Church. Jake also attended the historic Randolph County Training School.
Jake worked for more than 30 years at Randolph County Hospital and Wedowee Hospital, Candlewick Yarns, Amoco Fabrics and Fibers, and McDonald's; his personal business as "Watermelon Man" and the "Barrel Man". His son, "Jamie" recalls with fondness, his passion for gardening, for sharing his wisdom and wise counsel to others, and for loving everybody.
Jake was preceded in death by his parents, the late Willie Joe and Eleanor (Bell) Houston; four (4) brothers and two (2) sisters: Willie Freddie Houston, David Lee Houston, Cyclenycle Gene Houston, Eddie Moses Houston; Mary Joe Houston and Shelia Ann Houston Rachel.
Jake departed this life on Saturday, January 30, 2021 and leaves to cherish his memories... his son: James Curtis "Jamie" Houston, Jr. (Jessica); three (3) grandchildren: Jamison Houston, Jakell Houston, and Jakayla Tucker; one (1) brother, Pastor L. B. Houston (Janice); two (2) sisters: Sarah H. Bonner and Alfredia H. Richardson; nephews: Reverend Willie Clyde Houston (Janice), Shem Bonner (Lauren), Shon Bonner (LaDonna), Lonnie Houston, Jr., Brian Houston, Montwell Rachel, Jeremy Rachel, and Leon Demetris Richardson (Kuriston); nieces: Caroline H. Person (Vincent), LaWanda H. Spencer (Greg), LaTonda H. McDonald (Chuck), Kenya ("Kenree" as fondly called by Jake) Bonner, NaTasha R. Haynes (Timothy), and Kim Houston.
He also leaves to cherish his memory, Theresa Hines; special friend: Peggy Ann Boddie; special family friends, Timothy Wilder and Alice Houston, and a host of cousins, other relatives, and friends.
OUR PRECIOUS ROSE
Our precious Rose has been plucked by the Gardener up above.
The hand that plucked him understood and were filled with lots of Love
No pain, nor death could ever erase the sweet, sweet memory,
because we know that God knows best.
In Christ there are no failures, Instead there's Victory!
We shall forever cherish your Loving Spirit and your caring faithfulness.
Thanking God for your life, your love and many years of much happiness.
You have stood the test, you've done your best.
Our precious Rose, sleep on in peace, upon our Saviour's Breast.
.... Uella Calhoun
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