A Celebration of Life
Mr. Freddie "Jim" Wise
January 7, 1942~July 23, 2014
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Eleven O'clock a.m.
1228 Hwy. 162 S
Covington, Georgia 30016
Rev. William Hemphill Pastor, Eulogist
Assisted By Others
Freddie Roosevelt (Jim) Wise, the son of the late Unas and Alice Wise made his heavenly transition on Wednesday, July 23, 2014.
Jim" as he is so affectionately called, was born January 7, 1942 in Newton County, Georgia. He was raised in the Springhill Community, "Jim" joined the Springhill United Methodist Church at an early age and lived a happy life among his twelve siblings; Wilfred (Jack), Lillie, Juanita, MC, Roy, Eunice, Ina, James (Bo), Walter, Addie, Henry and Dorothy, along with his childhood friends. He attended school in Newton County and then later was employed at Georgia Highway Express Trucking Company, where he worked for over thirty years. Later, he was employed by the Newton County School System until he retired.
On October 12, 1963, "Jim" married Jacquelyn (Jack) Johnson and they were blessed with three wonderful children that they cherished; Tracy, Tressel and Ron. "Jack" preceded "Jim" in death on December 30, 2008, however they did share the joy of becoming grandparents to six grandchildren; Erron, Tanesha, Alisha, Joi, Aleayah and Khamron. Jim and Jack were married for forty-five years.
*During "Jim*s" younger years, he managed and played baseball with the Springhill Cubs. He also loved fishing and was always eager to fish, then shares his stories. However, his true passion was gardening. It gave him so much pleasure to plant and nurture the vegetables he grew, because once his harvest had yielded its fruit, he would obtain gratification by sharing them with neighbors and friends.
"Jim*s" passing leaves us with many loving memories. However, his departure will be truly cherished, by his children, Mr. & Mrs. Johnnie (Tracy) White, Mr. & Mrs. Gerald (Tressel) Wade and Mr. & Mrs. Ronald (Heather) Wise, his six grandchildren, one brother, Mr. & Mrs. Henry (Eleanor) Wise, Covington, Georgia, three sister;, Ms. Eunice M. Johnson, Detroit, Michigan, Ms. Ina Ruth Rooks, Capital Heights, Maryland, and Mr. & Mrs. Curtis (Addie) White, Covington, Georgia, one aunt, Ms. Alzie Davis, Cincinnati, Ohio and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends.
Flat Shoals Cemetery
Pallbearers: Nephews and Friends
Flower Attendants: Nieces and Friends
The family of the late Mr. Freddie "Jim" Wise wishes to express our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to our family, friends and neighbors, for all your acts of kindness shown during this time of bereavement.