September 21, 1945 - December 23, 2021
James “Jim” Heckel Person age 76, of Dacula, GA., passed into his heavenly fathers arms on Thursday, December 23, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents, Daryel James Person and Evelyn Mae Towers Person of Camden, Michigan. James is survived by his devoted wife of 48 years, Judy Person, Dacula, Ga.; daughter, Bennette B. Kashella (George), Dacula, GA; her children, Bailey, Riley and Ansley; son, Daryel James Person, II (Hannah), Gillsville, GA and his children, Daryel, Bennett, William, Abigail and Anna; his sisters, Judy (Richard) McCrea, Maryville, TN., Doris (Russel) Holdredge, Alto, MI; brothers, Daniel (Shirley) Person, Camden, MI., and Jim Lynn (Hannah) Person, Green Forest, AR; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Jim attended Fort Wayne Bible College for 2 years and was then drafted to serve the U.S. Army and served one tour of duty in the Vietnam War. After that he felt called into the ministry and served as one of the founders and Vice President of Teen Missions International in Merritt Island, Fl. This is where he met his wife Judy and together they served in many countries overseas building churches, clinics, camps and evangelistic work with many other mission organizations. Together, they served the ministry for 27 years. Jim has served the church community through several churches since, in many capacities including Administrator, Sunday School teacher, Elder, Bible Club teacher among other ways. His love of serving was a great example to his family and many others. The funeral service to celebrate the life of James “Jim” Heckel Person will be held on Sunday, January 2, 2022 at 5:00 PM at Grace New Hope Church, 1766 New Hope Road, Lawrenceville, GA. 30045. Pastor Randy Rainwater will officiate the service. The family will receive friends prior to the service at the church from 3:30 PM until 4:30 PM. Burial will take place on Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 1:00 PM at Georgia National Cemetery, Canton, GA. The family request that memorial donations in lieu of flowers please be made in Jim’s memory to, Teen Missions International, 885 E. Hall Road, Merritt Island, FL. 32953 or to Grace New Hope Church, (Lydia Project), 1766 New Hope Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30045. Due to COVID-19 regulations, our staff is committed to taking care of our guests and families that we serve. We also ask all guests and family members attending visitations and services to please continue social distancing and if desired to bring and wear a mask. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.wagesfuneralhome.com. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, A Family Company, 3705 Highway 78 West, Snellville, GA 30039 (770-979-3200) has been entrusted with the arrangements.
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