James Black

July 12, 2021



James has earned his wings. He answered the call on Monday, July 12, 2021 at Hamilton Continuing Care, New Jersey and took his final flight home. As a result, our hearts are less bright. but we know the heavens are filled with extra doses of love, joy, peace and laughter. 
James Black, 94, was born on March 20, 1927 to Helen Black and Luther Spruiell in Sanford, North Carolina. 
He was educated at Lee County Training School. He was drafted into the United States Army and served his country as a "Warrior". 
He met his wife Evelyn Bivens in 1960, and they later married. They produced one child, Kia Crippen in 1971. 
James was a people person. He sold Presto Pride door to door for many years. He loved to cook, dance and play cards, but his greatest love was family. James had an awesome personality and sense of humor. His friendship was genuine, and he could always make a gloomy day sunny. He will be greatly missed. 
He was preceded in death by his son Bernard Williams; his granddaughter Port­land Woods; grandson Robert Williams; a granddaughter Sherise Sanders. 
James' memory will be cherished and forever remembered by his loving and de­voted wife Evelyn Black; his daughter Kia Crippen; a granddaughter Yolanda McDonald; a grandson Brian Crippen Jr.; granddaughter Jovanne Crippen; a mother-in-law Rebecca Mathis; sister-in-law Ruth McCoy; brother-in-law Melvin Bivens; a host of great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. 

Funeral service will be 9-11am Monday, July 26, 2021 at Hughes Funeral Home, 324 Bellevue Ave., Trenton, NJ 08618.   Interment will be 9:30am Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown, Pa. 

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 Service Program


Funeral Services
July 26, 2021

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Hughes Funeral Home
324 Bellevue Ave, Trenton
Trenton, NJ 08618

August 4, 2021

9:30 AM
Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown, PA
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