James N. Baggett Jr.

April 8, 1953 - April 28, 2024
James N. Baggett Jr.

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James “Jimmy” N. Baggett Jr., of Pinetown, NC, passed away to be with the Lord on April 28, 2024, at the ECU Health Medical Center in Greenville. Born on April 8, 1953 in Bertie County, Jimmy lived a life full of laughter, kindness, and memorable moments.

Jimmy’s career as a Parts Manager, then Service Manager for the Chevrolet Dealership in Belhaven, Accounting Manager for Bell Farms, then owner/operator of Baggett’s Clean-Up Service, a car detailing business, showcased his dedication to hard work and perseverance.

Known for his reminiscing storytelling, and gift of gab, Jimmy had a unique ability to engage anyone in conversation. He believed he could solve the world’s problems while sitting on his lawn mower mowing the grass if given enough time and turf.

Jimmy married Judy Clark in June of 1973; he was his wife’s best friend, buddy and pal, a true partner in all aspects of life. While they had no children of their own, they were blessed to have nephews, nieces, and neighborhood children around them. He exemplified compassion and generosity in his everyday actions, whether accompanying someone to the doctor or assisting with errands, he went above and beyond to help those around him. His sociable nature meant he never met a stranger, and simple errands turned into delightful encounters as he took the time to chat with everyone who crossed his path.

Jimmy is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, his parents J.N. Baggett and Bertie Hardison Baggett, his sisters Bertie Ann (Jack) Yates, Thelma (Gary) Godley, Juanita (Rodney) Killingsworth, and Patrica Baggett, his brother Roy Baggett, as well as many nieces and nephews. He is proceeded in death by his brothers Al Baggett and Will Baggett, his sister-in-law Agnes & husband David Brinn.

Jimmy was a member of Free Union Free Will Baptist Church, although due to health issues has not been active for the last few years. He did not forget his church family for they have seen him through many issues, nor have they forgotten him. In remembering Jimmy, we honor a man who brought joy to those he met, leaving behind a legacy of kindness and genuine connections that will be cherished forever. A celebration of Jimmy’s life will be held on Thursday, May 2, 2024, at 3:00 pm at Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service. Prior to the service, the family will welcome friends at the funeral home from 2:00 until the service hour.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Jimmy’s name to the Free Union Free Will Baptist Church of Pinetown, NC which may be done by clicking here. Your donations will carry forward Jimmy’s legacy of kindness and service, making a lasting impact on the lives of others, just as he did during his time with us.

Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service is honored to be assisting the Baggett family.

Memorial Service

Thursday, May 2, 2024
3:00 PM

Joseph B. Paul, Jr. Funeral Service - Directions
4500 US Highway 264 East
Washington, NC 27889

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Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service - Directions
4500 US Highway 264 E. Washington, NC 27889
  • Thursday, May 2, 2024
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • May 11, 2024
    Phyllis Dickerson lit a candle:
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  • May 06, 2024
    Linda Buck Lane. says:
    Judy my heart breaks for you and all the family. I enjoyed working with you at Hackney’s. You are such a kind and smart person. May God be with you!

  • May 02, 2024
    Jacque Chandler says:
    The years and miles apart never faded the impact you have with the light that you shine so brightly. A great one now gone on. You were the epitome of a true man, husband, friend and human in general. Thank you for the person you were. Judy, sending love, light and prayers for comfort for you. I love/ loved you both dearly. The mold was truly broken with the two of you!!

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    Kathy Godley says:
    Judy-you are in my thoughts and prayers! 🙏

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    Thelma says:
    Love you and will miss you dearly. We did have a good time playing together as children. Playing cops and robberies on brown mountain ( little hill in woods) or outside skating on ice and falling down and laughing so hard where neither one could get up. Yoh were a good brother

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    David & Joan Bagley -Jamesville, N. C. says:
    Our sympathy for the Jimmy Baggett family and friends. God’s blessings to all.

  • April 30, 2024
    Wayne&Candy Howell says:
    Judy & family, God bless & comfort you as only He can. We thought so much of Jimmy. He was always kind and doing for others . Praying for you . Wayne & Candy Howell

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    Tommy & Barbara Boyd says:
    Thelma, Gary and family: So sorry for the loss of your brother and loved one. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God strengthen and comfort you all.

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    Alexis Keech Cooke says:
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  • April 29, 2024
    Sarah Hemby says:
    As he would always tell me, he was the “Greatest of Great Uncles”. He will be missed very dearly but I know he is watching over us. Love you bunches, Uncle Jimmy!