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James Edward Birkins, Sr.

June 7, 1937 ~ December 2, 2021 (age 84)


It is with most sincere sympathy that we formally announce the passing of, Minister James Edward Birkins, Sr. who transitioned from this life on Thursday, December 2, 2021.

Minister James Edward (Bro) Birkins Sr. was born on June 7, 1937 in Decatur Georgia to the late Flemmie Birkins and Pauline Beal.  Minister Birkins attended public school in Decatur County; he confessed Christ at an early age and joined Mt. Moriah #1 under the leadership of Rev. Pope.  He was joined in Holy Matrimony to this union Five children were born.  In 1958 they moved to Miami, FL where Minister Birkins was employed at Tarmac Block Plant until retirement he and his wife moved back to Calvary, Georgia where he joined Mt. Moriah #1 and was ordained a Minister under the leadership of Pastor Douglas Barber.  In later years Minister & Mrs. Birkins joined Mt. Zuma MB Church where he served faithfully under the leadership of Rev. Harry Mitchell Sr. until he was called home on December 2, 2021. 

He leaves to cherish his precious memories, his wife for 63 years, Eldie Lee Birkins; his children, Juanita Jordan, Mark V. Birkins and James E Birkins Jr. of Miami, FL; Penny Birkins (Steve) Herring and Eddie (Chriette) Birkins of Daytona, OH; 11 Grandkids and 5 Great Grand kids , 5 Sisters; Clara (English) gilbert; Betty (Alex) McDugle of Miami, Fl, Margaret Fulton, Doris Todd of Tampa, FL, Teretha Tribett who proceeded him in death and one Brother, Flemmie Birkins Jr. of Tampa, Fl, Sister-n-Law, Carrie Johnson of Calvary, GA, a Special Nephew/Son Gregory Gerald Sr. and host of Nieces, Nephews and Friends.

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December 10, 2021

12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Cloud Funeral Home
335 1st Ave NE
Cairo, GA 39828

Graveside Service
December 11, 2021

11:00 AM
Conyers Cemetery
watauga road
Climax, GA 39834

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