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Mr. James Mike

June 13, 1954 — November 29, 2020

Adams announces the passing of Mr. James Edward Mike, 66, who transitioned on Sunday, November 29, 2020 at Hospice Savannah, Inc.

Adams announces funeral services for Mr. James Edward Mike which will be held 11:00 A.M., Friday, December 4, 2020.

Viewing will be held from 4 P.M.-6 P.M., Thursday, December 3, 2020 at the funeral home via our drive-thru.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Hospice of Savannah, Inc. 1352 Eisenhower Dr. Savannah, GA 31406 or the American Cancer Society in memory of Mr. James E. Mike of Savannah, GA.


James Edward Mike was a cherished and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. He departed this life on November 29, 2020, but only after displaying tremendous courage while facing mounting medical challenges. Throughout his journey, he remained faithful, hopeful, and strong, until he went home to be with the Lord.

On June 13, 1954, in Savannah, Georgia, his loving mother, Flora Mae Mike Zabach, welcomed her newest son, James, one of four children.

An inquisitive child, James had a natural talent to learn and became a valued member of the Ridgeland High Class of 1972. During the height of civil unrest and desegregation, James was a standout student, best remembered for his beautiful lead choir voice, quick wit, and insightful solutions, always knowing the right words to say to bring about peaceful resolutions.  He later earned an Associate degree from DeVry University in 1975 and worked as a Field Engineer for many years. James could build or fix just about anything; this God given gift led to a long and fulfilling self – employed career in general construction repair.

After decades and as God planned, Jackie Orr and James, former classmates, began their love story in March of 2017, when their paths crossed. As their love grew, so did their determination to make the best of the time they shared, and they were married on April 6, 2019. Despite his illness, James and Jackie were devoted to each other and their faith in God, never doubting that their sincere love would see them through the best and worst of times.

James believed in God and was active in church, serving as a deacon, while in Atlanta. Upon locating to Savannah, he joined his wife’s church Calvary Baptist Temple, of Savannah.

James was preceded in death by his mother, Mrs. Flora Mae Zabach, and older brother, Wallace Mike, four uncles: Marion Mike, Edward Mike, Clarence Mike and Richard Mike, two aunts: Rose Mike and Virginia Watson.  Cherishing his memories is his beautiful and loving wife, Jackie; children Trina Amlett, Jonah (Tia) Amlett, Aljamar Reed, Javen (Ebony) Mike, Alana Mike, and Rosa Mike.  He also leaves his brother, Vincent Nixon, sister, Anita Zabach, aunt, Helen Johnson and uncle, Peter Mike, twelve grandchildren, (one of whom preceded him in death), 3 great grandchildren, a host of family members, and loving friends- a best friend of over 50 years, Henry Lee King.

“Our Faith is in God and our Strength is in Family” The Mike Family motto.

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Service Schedule

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Thursday, December 3, 2020

4:00 - 6:00pm (Eastern time)

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510 Stephenson Ave, Savannah, GA 31405

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Friday, December 4, 2020

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