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James A. Way

May 19, 1951 ~ June 28, 2021 (age 70)


Mr. James Alphonso Way was born to the late Peter Way, Sr. and Ruth Ella Brown Way on May 19, 1951, in Colleton County. He entered into eternal rest on June 28, 2021, at his residence.He became a member of Free Gift Baptist Church at an early age.

James attended the public schools of Colleton County and graduated from Walterboro High School. He worked with a logging company. He was indeed a free spirit. He lived life to the fullest. No matter when you saw him, he was talking trash, joking and laughing. He loved his family and always had a story to tell you. He was a proud father and a loving grandfather. James never met a stranger. Most of all he enjoyed fishing, bike riding, hanging with family and friends and laughing and joking around.

He was the last surviving Way Male sibling. He often spoke of how much he missed and loved his brothers. Our hope is at the close of the day, James was united with his brothers, but most of all, he met Jesus. Christy celebrates her father’s life and is honored to share that he often fellowshipped at Red Bank United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter Sr. and Ruth Ella  Brown Way; sisters, Jessie Mae Way and Ruth Mae Salley; brothers, Randolph Way, Sr., Peter Way, Jr., Carmichael Way and Wilford Way.

James leaves to cherish his loving memories: his daughter, Christie M. Way (Jeremy); five grandchildren, Craig Way, Diamond Brown, Lynisha Hazell, Raven Hazell, and Lyndon Hazell; one great grandchild, Thai Choice; two sisters, Marie (Thomas) Govan of Walterboro, South Carolina and Francis (Heyward) Bennett of Brooklyn, New York; two sisters-in-law, Georgia M. Way of Walterboro, South Carolina  and Lee Way of Georgetown, South Carolina; a special cousin, Gladys Bailey of Walterboro, South Carolina  and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


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July 6, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Stephens-Maree-Tracy Funeral Home
305 Ackerman Street - PO Box 2316
Walterboro, SC 29488

Funeral Service
July 7, 2021

12:00 PM
Stephens-Maree-Tracy Funeral Home
305 Ackerman Street - PO Box 2316
Walterboro, SC 29488

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