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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