James "Juny (J.B.)" Billings, Jr., age 50, went home to be with the Lord on April 6, 2019. He was born in Canton, OH, June 11, 1968. He was proceeded in death by his parents, James L. Billings Sr., Marjorie M. Billings; great grandparents, Ivory and Zella Smith; grandparents, Carrie Mae Billings, William Mack Billings, Grady and Lillie Mosley; sister, Janice Billings. He graduated from Timken High School and went on to serve in the United States Army. Juny loved the Cleveland Browns and Cavaliers, cooking, history, laughing at his own jokes and spending time with family and friends.
Juny (J.B.), had many special friends. First, his homies, The Tyler Crew (you all know who you are), close friend Doreen Kelly, special everyday friends Keith Jones and Todd (from Sugardale). Special thanks to his handyman and lawn care people. Lastly, his most important homie and Hotdog Vendor partner, Vinnie.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his children, Ashley (A.J.) Edwards, Darcell Anthony, Jasmine, Janese, Cameron and Jailyn Billings; siblings, Pamela (Delano) Whatley, Paula Armstead, Anthony Armstead, Darnell Billings and Jennifer Billings; aunts, Sandra J. Armstead, Robert (Lillie) Smith, Iphagenia Smith, Carole Smith, Clara Billings, Barbara Billings and Cora Sue Cottrell; grandchildren, Darcell Anthony Jr., Dai'Sean Anthony, La'Rya Avery, Harper Edwards and Bronx Anthony; special nephews, Jay Billings and Dominique Dixon, special niece, Tiana Billings, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
"To My First Love"
I thank God for the time we have spent together, I thank God I got to experience a love unlike no other, I thank God that I am alive and I got a chance to feel you as my sun, I thank God that you watered my roots and watched me bloom into the flower that I am today, That's why my name is Jasmine, I am God's gift to you and you are God's gift to me, I thank God for what you planted in me, A beautiful brain, A selfless soul, A humble heart, But I thank you daddy, I thank you for the beauty that I inherit, I thank you for letting me be your flower who radiates love, I thank you for giving me the opportunity to love you unconditionally, I thank you for the safety and security you gave to me, I thank you for spreading your wings because now daddy, you are set free.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at Reed Funeral Home Canton Chapel, 705 Raff Rd. SW Canton, Ohio 44710 from 10am to 12pm with services to follow at 12pm. Burial will be on Friday, April 19, at 10:30am at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio.