Saturday, February 10, 2024

Jim Minnick obituary

Leroy James "Jim" Minnick, beloved lifelong partner and best friend to Mary Brown passed away peacefully on Thursday February 8th, 2024, at the age of 68. Jim was known to family and friends for his kindness, leaving behind a legacy of love and cherished memories.

Born in Glendale, California on December 25, 1955. Jim grew up in South Carolina. He was a son of Evelyn Mae Corbett-Morris and Ershel Leroy Minnick. Jim's journey was intertwined with that of his lifelong partner, Mary Brown. Their love story was one of unwavering devotion and companionship, spanning 3 decades. Together, they built a life filled with laughter, love, and countless shared adventures. Their bond was a testament to the enduring power of love and commitment.

His dedication, work ethic, and integrity earned him the respect of co-workers at Quebecor where he was employed for 22 years. Jim will be remembered for his generous spirit and compassionate heart. He was always ready with a helping hand or a listening ear, offering support and encouragement to all who crossed his path. His kindness knew no bounds, and his impact on the lives of others was immeasurable. In his free time, Jim enjoyed coin collecting, metal detecting and loved to watch sports. He found solace and joy in the simple pleasures of life.

Jim is survived by his loving lifelong partner Mary Brown, siblings, Gery Martin (Ava), Jodie Louise Strickland and a very special great aunt, Norma (Bob) Bruce [correction, first cousin once removed]. He also leaves behind Nieces: Julie Jenneman (Steven) and Kristy Smith (Carl), Nephews: John, Steve (Leslie), and David Minnick and several great nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents Evelyn Mae Corbett-Morris and Ershel Leroy Minnick. [siblings] Lorrie Passailaigue, Lawrence James Minnick (Linda), Lonnie John Minnick, Julian Byron Carter, Barbara Jean and Gloria Kay and their beloved dog Eli.

He also leaves behind a host of relatives, friends, and colleagues who will forever cherish his memory.

Though Jim's physical presence may be gone, his spirit will live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved him. His legacy of love, kindness, and integrity will continue to inspire and uplift us in the days ahead.

A celebration of Jim's life will be announced at a later date.

Rest in peace, Jim. You will be deeply missed and fondly remembered, always.

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