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James Robert Major

January 18, 1980 — July 21, 2021

James Robert "J.R." Major, age 41, passed away at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford on July 21, 2021.

Funeral services for J.R. will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 23, 2021 at First United Methodist Church in Batesville. The family will receive friends beginning at 9:30 prior to the service. Interment will be held at Shipp Cemetery in Oxford.

J.R. was born January 18, 1980 to Nancy Sissell Bridges and the late James Robert Major Jr in Oxford, MS.

J.R. leaves behind his parents, Nancy and Gil Bridges of Batesville; one sister, Melba Major of Birmingham, AL.; one brother, Bowen Bridges (Abbey) of Batesville.

J.R. had many gifts.  He was a talented artist and a life-long lover of all kinds of music.  He loved to play his drums. He loved the outdoors and camping.  He loved to read.  He had a remarkable relationship with animals and all small children.  Probably one of his greatest gifts was his way with people.  J.R. always seemed to be the person in any room that everyone wanted to know. His dry wit kept everyone laughing. To know J.R. was to love him.

J.R. was a member of Batesville First United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 119 Panola Ave. Batesville, MS 38606 or to Explorers Bible Study, P.O. Box 425, Dickson, TN. 37056.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, July 23, 2021

9:30 - 11:00 am (Central time)

First United Methodist Church

119 Panola Avenue, Batesville, MS 38606

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Funeral Service

Friday, July 23, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

First United Methodist Church

119 Panola Avenue, Batesville, MS 38606

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Interment

Friday, July 23, 2021

Starts at 12:30 pm (Central time)

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