Bank, The Pasadena Journal, Edwin's Pharmacy , ChapCare, Starbucks , Real Water, Whole Foods Market (Hastings Ranch), City of Pasadena, USC School of Pharmacy & D'Veal Family and Youth Services. Partners for Health Summit 2014 are Office of Senator Carol Liu, Office of Assemblymember Chris Holden, Vice-Mayor Jacque Robinson & Council Member John Kennedy, First AME Church Pasadena, and Pasadena Chapters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Gamma Zeta Boule & The Links, Inc. Belbert Inc. along with Woods Valentine Mortuary and Berry and Sweeny Pharmacy where the three largest (revenue generating wise) African American owned businesses in the Pasadena / Altadena communities during the decades of the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. During this time Jim and his employees and volunteers from the community would organize food and gift drives to provide for those in the community who were in need; especially during the holidays, and it wasn't unusual for Big Jim to reach right into his pocket or bank account to help out friends and even strangers who needed a hand up to make to their next job or meal or shelter.
Jim lived out his retirement years in the city of Pasadena with optimism and zeal for the future of his family and offspring; always encouraging them and others to be the best they can be!
He left this earth a better place for all who knew him.
His sense of humor and wise axioms were highlights if not life changing for some. He leaves a true legacy and memories to cherish to his two sons, nineteen grandchildren, thirty six great-grandchildren, fourteen great-great grandchildren, and a multitude of other family, loved ones, and friends.