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James Elbert Eugene Lavender Sr.
August 18, 1967 ~ November 8, 2023 (age 56) 56 Years Old
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James Elbert Eugene Lavender Sr., 56, of Springfield, passed away November 8, 2023. He was born August 18, 1967, in Springfield, the son of James O. “Jim” and Marvella (Blevins) Lavender. Mr. Lavender enjoyed playing games on his phone, hanging out in the park and spending time with his grandkids. Survivors include six children; Ashley Howard (Darren), Shanda Moyer, Dustin Blackburn (Jessica), James Lavender Jr., Courtney Lavender (Demetrius Castle) and Jozlen Lavender, grandchildren; Aaron, Alyssa, Brayden, Blake, Elmyra, Mycal, Hezekiah, Alyciea, Jayshawn, Landen, Canden, Brayven, Noah, Shaylyn and Kaysen, one brother; Ernest Lavender (Billie) and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a daughter; Jamie Lavender, a granddaughter; Sa’Miah Castle, siblings; Robet Lavender, Roberta Lavender and Tracy Russell and his parents. A gathering of family and friends to celebrate Jim’s life will be held from 5:00PM until 8:00PM Monday in the JONES-KENNEY-ZECHMAN FUNERAL HOME. Condolences may be shared at www.jkzfh.com.