Deacon James Greason
Memorial Services will be held at 12 Noon on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Liberty Baptist Church 395 Chamberlain Street SE Atlanta, Rev. Zeddie Scott, Officiating. To view the service via live stream, please click the link below.
When considering the life of James Greason, his work was not in vain.
After graduating from Booker T. Washington High School in 1942, James enlisted in the United States Army. This was the period of World War 2. He served in various capacities, received many commendations and achieved the rank of Master Sergeant. At the end of his service, he had completed five campaigns, Normandy, Northern France, Central Europe, Belgium, Germany and Luxemburg.
At the conclusion of the war in 1945, James returned home and started Blayton Business School where he studied Accounting. In 1947, he began a stellar career with the U.S. Postal Service. He rose through the ranks from substitute Letter Carrier to Hearing Officer. In 1989, after 41 years of service, he retired as a Labor Relations Executive.
Jim, as he was called, was a member of Liberty Baptist Church. He was a great asset. He served on the Deacons Council under Pastors, Watson, Pelt, Foster and Scott. At the age of 96, he was bestowed the title Deacon Emeritus. As a Deacon, he served as Chair, Assistant Chair and Secretary. He also served as the church’s Treasurer, a job he took seriously. The length of his membership also gained him the Title of Living Legend. At the time of his death, he was Liberty’s OLDEST MALE member by age. He had a deep and abiding love for God and the members of Liberty.
James was a Past-Master of Gate City Lodge, No. 42 Prince Hall Affiliation. He also served as the Chairman of the Auditing Committee. He was active in the community as a member of the Spreading Oak Community Club, Southwest YMCA and the American Red Cross. With the Red Cross he worked many disasters. His compassion with the organization earned him the title, Volunteer of the Year. His dedication also led to him rising in the ranks from Volunteer to First Responder. He was able to work the Olympics as a volunteer with the Red Cross. There was an article on his service to the ARC by WABE, the Atlanta History Center at the age of 91. He only “retired” from the ARC when his health became a challenge.
James Greason, Jr., 97, was a giant of a man. His life spoke for him. James, was born June 1, 1922 in Atlanta, GA to the late James and Lizzie Greason. He transitioned from Labor to Reward, May 17, 2020, leaving memories in the hearts of his wife of 48 years, Dorothy B. Greason; sons, Wayne Greason and Tony Harris; daughter, Harriet Harris; sister/niece, Anita Swain; grandchildren and great granchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
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