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James Givens

November 19, 1944 — May 12, 2022

Lowell, NC

Mr. James E. “Jim” Greene,77, of Lowell, N.C. went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at CaroMont Health, in Gastonia, N.C. surrounded by his family.

Jim was born on November 19, 1944, to the late Ernest A. Givens, and the late Clara Ophelia Fletcher Givens.  He is preceded in death by his parents, and his sister Ruth Givens Hudson.  Jim has three surviving brothers Charles A “Chuck” Givens and wife, Jamie, Kenneth M. “Ken” and Robert D. and wife Debbie.  In addition to many nieces and nephews.

Jim was a longtime member of Gastonia, N. C.  He was a faithful member of Loray Baptist Church, and other Baptist churches in the Gastonia, N. C. area.

Jim graduated in 1964 from Frank L. Ashley High School, in Gastonia, N.C.

Jim was a veteran of the United States Army, during the Viet Nam era; and received an honorable discharge.  He was a member of American Legion post 23 in Gastonia, N.C.

Jim pursued various careers, prior to his retirement, excelling in all of them.  He was employed by Southern Life Insurance Co.. in Greensboro, N.C. and Kentucky Central Insurance Company, in Lexington, Kentucky.  Jim held various positions including Sales Representative, Sales Manager, and Division Field Trainer, and earned many awards throughout his insurance career.  Jim liked a challenge and pursued other careers.

Jim did a lot f volunteer work with various organizations, and churches.  He spent many Thanksgivings and other holidays working in soup kitchens and shelters, helping to feed the homeless and underprovided.

Jim loved the Lord and enjoyed sharing his faith with others.

The family would like to thank all the staff at CaroMont Health for their excellent care and support.

A Celebration of Life will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Jim residence, 509 W. 1st St..Apt.J, Lowell, NC 28098.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Mount Harmony Baptist Church \, 2817Mount Harmony Church Road, Matthews, N.C. 28205.

Carolina Simple Services has been entrusted with arrangements.

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