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Deacon James L. Hargrove

Deacon James L. Hargrove

August 29, 1937—November 29, 2017

RACINE—Deacon James L. Hargrove, 80, was called home by his Loving Savior on Wednesday, November 29, 2017.

He was born in Columbus, MS on August 29, 1937, the son of the late Virgil and Corrine (nee: Jenkins) Hargrove.

On July 10, 1959, in Columbus, MS, Deacon Hargrove was united in marriage to the former Mary Alice Wicks, at which time they relocated to Racine. Deacon Hargrove had been employed by Racine Steel Casting for over 40 years until he retired in 1999. He was a member of U.A.W. Local #553. He was a member of Second Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as Deacon and a member of the Male Chorus. Deacon Hargrove served as a Past Worshipful Master of Southgate Lodge # 6 F.A.M Prince Hall Affiliation, among a long list of other accomplishments during his brotherhood with the Masons.

Deacon Hargrove leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife, Mary; their daughter, Faye (Wilbur) Jones, of Racine; two daughters-in-law, Brenda Hargrove, of Covington, GA, and Jennifer Hargrove, of Union Grove; five grandchildren, Tomara (Jerome) Harris, of Racine, Twyla (Davon) Malcom, of Farmington Hills, MI, Vonnell Carter, Ashley Hargrove, both of Covington, GA, and Aaron Jones, of Racine; six great grandchildren: Zionn, Zoë, Jaden, McKenzie, Kyle, and Kori; 2 brothers, Sam Hargrove, and Frank (Edna) Hargrove, all of Racine; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, church family, and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his twin daughters, Jean and Janice; two sons, Michael and Virgil; and ten (10) siblings.

Homegoing Service for Deacon Hargrove will be held in the New Omega Church, 5731 Northwestern Ave., on Friday, December 8th, at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Melvin D. Hargrove and Rev. Daryn D. Crenshaw officiating. Visitation will be in the Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home on Thursday, December 7th from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. where his brother masons will open Lodge at 6:45 p.m.; and in the church on Friday, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will follow in West Lawn Memorial Park.


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