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Doris "Nanny" Jackson James

March 3, 2024

Doris "Nanny" James Obituary


Doris “Nanny” Jackson James, age 86, of Fernandina Beach, formerly of North Charleston, SC, passed away on Sunday March 3, 2024.

Doris was born in Dillon, SC to the late Robert and Hazel Wise Jackson.  She was married to the late Weston Earl James for 56 years.

In her early years, she was a seamstress at Manhattan Shirt Co and Levi Strauss & Co.  Later in her life, she worked in the lunchroom at Alice Burney Middle School and Stall High School.  She made lifelong friendships everywhere she worked and she never met a stranger.  Kindness was her strongest attribute.

Doris was creative and talented.  Her hobbies included ceramics, gardening, quilting, cooking and coloring.  A wonderful memory was when she went on a trip across the country with her quilting friends and also coloring pictures for friends and family.

The greatest joy in her life were her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  The love she had for them was unmeasurable.

Doris is survived by a daughter, Pam Austin of Fernandina Beach, FL; two sons, Kim James of Branchville, SC and Earl James (Lisa) of Hanahan, SC; a brother, Gene Upton of Latta, SC; grandchildren, Heather Austin Gore (Josh), Brad Austin, Tyler James (Katelyn) Dennis James (Keagan), Ethan James, Davin James and Taylor Martin; great grandchildren, Cooper Gore, Claire Gore, Weston James and Willow James, as well as many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held outside (weather permitting) at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 14, 2024 at Carolina Memorial Gardens, 7113 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston, SC.  In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 950 W. Fares Road, Greenville, SC 29608.



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Celebration of Life
March 14, 2024

11:00 AM
Carolina Memorial Gardens
7113 Rivers Ave.
North Charleston, SC 29406


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