James Harris Wharton Sr. was born on February 14, 1946 to the union of the late Andrew and Marguerite Burke Wharton of New Orleans, Louisiana. To this union 5 children were born; Carol, Russell, Henry, James, and Kenneth.
At a very young age, James was baptized at St. Luke Lutheran Church in New Orleans Louisiana. According to his Christian faith, on October 18, 2019, James was accepted into First Free Mission Baptist Church by Rev. Melvin Collins. He was a graduate of George Washington Carver High School of New Orleans, Louisiana. He later met and married Wanda Jean Bujol of Avondale, Louisiana in 1975. To their union one beautiful daughter Danielle Michelle was born.
James Harris Wharton Sr. leaves to cherish his memory, his loving and devoted wife Wanda Jean, one son James Jr. (Suga Bob), one daughter Danielle Michelle Hayes, 1 granddaughter Darielle Hayes and 1 grandson Furnell Hayes Jr. One sister Carol Scott (Teddy Jr.), and one brother Kenneth Wharton. Sister and brother-in-law’s, Marlene (Leonard) Morris, Margaret (Leroy) Webster, Mary Jane Bujol, Deloris (Carnell) Morris, Rayne (Alvin) Robinson of Lutcher, Louisiana, Kathleen (Johnnie Shorty) of Convent, Louisiana, Katie Hayes of Gramercy, Louisiana, Della Jury of Avondale, Louisiana, Charles Mitchell Bujol of New Orleans, Louisiana, Jane Etta Bujol of St. Louis Missouri, and a host of devoted nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. James had several devoted friends, Lloyd Bell, Keith Webber, Theodore Thomas Jr., Oliver Smith and Marcus Warren Sr.
James is preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Marguerite Wharton and three brothers, Russell, Eugene and Henry Wharton.
All neighboring communities and churches are invited to join the family for a “Celebration of Life” at First Free Mission Baptist Church, 919 Adams Street, New Orleans, LA 70118 on Saturday October 26, 2019 at 11 am. Visitation at 9 am until service time. Interment at Restlawn Park Cemetery and Mausoleum, 3540 US-90, Avondale, LA 70094. Final care entrusted to Treasures of Life Funeral Services, 315 E. Airline Highway, Gramercy, LA 70052.
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