Rev. James L. McAllister, 69, of South Bend, IN passed away at 10:17 p.m. Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Memorial Hospital. He was born on March 26, 1950, in Fayetteville, NC.
James is survived by his wife, Maritza James-McAllister of Fayetteville, IN, daughters, Blanche (Andru) McAllister-Dykes of Irmo, SC, Erica McAllister of Creedmoor, NC and Viconte (Wesley) Butler of South Bend, IN; sons, Victor (Katrina) McAllister of Creedmore, NC, James Phillip McAllister of Fairmount Heights MD and Dionte James of South Bend, IN; mother and stepfather, Annie L. and Rev. James Shaw, Sr. both of Fayetteville, NC, fifteen grandchildren, two great grandchildren; sisters, Hazel Byrd of GA, Cynthia Shaw of Fayetteville, NC, Angela (Tony) Kearney of Fayetteville, NC and Sandy (Eddie) Ford of Fayetteville, NC, Kim McKeller and brothers, Mark (Gayle) McKeller of AZ, James (Sandra) Shaw Jr of Richmond, VA, Craig (Ernestine) Shaw of Fayetteville, NC and Curtis Crouch of Fayetteville, NC, Kevin McKeller, Andrew McKeller. He was preceded in death by his father Edison McKeller, his sister, Patricia McClure and brother, Clifton Crouch.
James served his country honorably in the United States Army. He worked in construction as a brick mason and at the United States Postal Service as a custodian and retired from both. James was a member of the Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Elkhart, IN where he enjoyed the word of God and playing the organ.
Funeral service will be held on Friday, November 1st at 11:00 AM in Beauty Spot Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Rockfish Memorial Park. Viewing Friday, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the church.
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