Golden Gate Mortuary

Amarillo, Texas

Golden Gate Mortuary - Amarillo, Texas

Bishop James “Bokey” Martin Mims

Bishop James Bokey Martin Mims

Bishop James Martin Mims, a lifetime resident of Amarillo, Texas was born September 20, 1953 and was called home to be with the Lord August 26, 2018.

Viewing will be held Thursday, August 30, 2018 from 5pm to 7pm at New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church 3100 Angelus Dr. Amarillo, Texas 79107. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 11:00 am at New Light Ministries 1001 NE 24th Amarillo, Texas 79107, Reverend Eric James Mims Sr. – Eulogist. Burial – Llano Cemetery

He was a dedicated pastor and servant of God for the cause of the Kingdom. He pastored churches in Childress, Plainview, and Borger. He later became the Pastor and Founder of the New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church in Amarillo, Texas for 28 years. Bishop Mims was well known throughout the Amarillo Community as well as the West Texas Panhandle area. He will be greatly missed. Bishop James Mims was a graduate of Palo Duro High School where he was also inducted into the Palo Duro Hall of fame. He furthered his education at Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science. He and his wife, Joyce Mims are the owners of Golden Gate Mortuary located at 1416 N. Hughes St. Amarillo, Texas.

He is preceded in death by his father, Paul Mims, Sr., mother, Ernest Mims Harris, stepfather, James E. Harris, and brother, Paul Mims, Jr.

He is survived by his wife: Joyce Mims of 40 years. Children: Reverend Eric J. Mims, Sr. (Adrienne) of Glenn Heights, Texas, Erica J. Reese (Julian) of Amarillo, Texas, Ebony J. Mims of Glenn Heights, Texas, Ernest J. Mims (LaTasha) of Tyler, Texas, James Martin Mims, Jr. of Dallas, Texas, Michael D. McGruder (LaTisha) of Houston, Texas, and special son, and Demetrius Smith of Dallas, Texas, Sisters: Millicent Turner of Garland, Texas, Kathleen Mims of Mesquite, Texas, Alice Grays of Pampa, Texas. Brothers: R.H. Harris and Danny Harris both of Pampa, Texas, 18 Grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, several nieces, nephews, a special friend Sylvania Jeffery, and a host of relatives and friends.

Special thanks to Doctors Drew and Hollands and staff of Amarillo Advanced Womb Care Center, Dr. Chance Irwin and staff, BSA MICU Staff, BSA 4th and 6th Floors Staff, A to D Mortuary, and members of the New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church.

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Jimmy Wayne Wysner

Jimmy Wysner


Memorial Service will be held Saturday July 21, 2018 at 11am at New Light Ministries 1001 N.E. 24th Ave, Amarillo, Tx.  Arrangements provided by Golden Gate Mortuary. Amarillo, Texas.

Jimmy Wayne Wysner was born on September 20, 1960, to the late M.C. Wysner and Doris B. Graves in Memphis, Tx.

Survivors include: Four daughters Tameka R. Hughes of Dallas; Tranetra R. Wysner of Amarillo; Toria D. Wysner of Dallas; Ashley R. Wysner of Dallas; Nine Grandkids Deonte’ Winzer, TaLiyah Dorsey, TaZariyah Dorsey, Chauncey Askew, Marcacious Askley, OnJalay Askey, Jalin Jones, TyLasia Finney, Ivy’Auna Finney; One brother T.C. Wysner of Amarillo; Three Sisters Darlene Rodriguez of Flower Mound, TX. Michelle Wysner Georage of Memphis, TX; Sasha Lamb of Las Vegas, Nevada; One Aunt Alice Fisher of Amarillo. And a host of other Loved ones acquaintances and friends.

A viewing service will be held at Golden Gate Mortuary, 1416 N. Hughes on Friday July 20, 2018 between 4pm-6pm. located at 1416 N Hughes St, Amarillo. Texas.

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Lawrence Dale Durley

Lawrence D Durley

Services will be held Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 2 pm at Pentecostal Temple Church located at 323 Oak Dr, Amarillo, TX.  with Elder Elijah B. Demerson.  Arrangements provided by Golden Gate Mortuary 1416 N Hughes St. Amarillo Texas.

On February 23, 1960, Lawrence Dale Durley, was born to David and Jewel Burks-Durley in Amarillo, TX. He later moved to Los Angeles where he attended High School and College. He moved back to Amarillo, in 1978, and at Anderson Merchandise is where he met the Love of his life Billie Ann Johnson, AKA “Candi”. They married one year later and this July 4th made 20 years of marriage.

Viewing will be held at New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church Friday, July 20th, from 4pm-6pm, 3100 Angelus Dr. Amarillo, Texas.

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Elijah Hollings

Elijah J. Hollings

Elijah Hollings, “Newborn”, of Amarillo died March 26, 2018.

Services will be held Tuesday, April 3rd at 11 am at Mt. Blessings Seventh Day Adventist Church at 1600 N. Bivins St. Amarillo, Texas.

Arrangements by Golden Gate Mortuary located at 1416 N Hughes St  Amarillo, Texas.

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