Mr. James B Golden, fondly called “B” by his siblings, “Deacon” by his beloved church family, and “Mr. Golden” by so many. James is the eldest son of James B Golden Sr. and Addie Mae Baskin Golden, born on October 25th, 1929 in Houston Mississippi. He professed his love for Christ at a young age and was baptized at Macedonia Baptist Church. He lived out every moment to his dying breath worshipping God
James was united in holy matrimony on July 4th, 1958 to the love of his life Maude Tumblin. Birth from their union were seven children: three sons, and four daughters. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend.
In 1967 he moved with his family to Indianapolis, Indiana. Ten years later on May 22, 1977, he joined New Hope Missionary Baptist Church where he served in many areas. James was a member of the male chorus and served as Vice President until he became Assistant Chaplain. Every second Sunday he would travel to give communion to those that were sick and shut-in. He coordinated and lead teams to make sure that church grounds were taken care of and in the winter months made sure snow was removed. He was a faithful member of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church and served as a deacon until the Lord called him home.
James retired from Dallas Construction Company. After retirement, James worked for several years as a janitor at 25th St. Baptist Church. He enjoyed spending time with his family and working in his garden. Every year he yielded a harvest that fed many families with his one-of-a-kind greens, tomatoes, snap peas, and much more. To all that he loved, they received many encouraging messages and motivational talks. He would say, “He never promised it’ll be sweet, but He promised He’ll be with you.
James B. Golden Jr. gained his wings on Thursday, July 27th, 2023 at the age of 93 years, 9 months, and 2 days.
He leaves to cherish his memory, five children: one son Earl Tumblin (Faye), four daughters Linda Golden, Sandra Golden-Smith (Keith), Lisa Golden, and Benita Holbert (Terrance), three sisters: Maynett Powell (John), Lena Robinson (Walter), Lois Nesbitt, and brother L.D. Golden (Shelia). He also leaves behind 30 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren, 27 great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, daughter-in-law, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, other relatives, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Maude Golden, his sons William A. Tumblin and Donnie Tumblin, his three sisters, and his three brothers.