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James A. Bickley, Sr.


Sunrise: July 14, 1927

Sunset: October 5, 2020

MR. JAMES A BICKLEY, SR. Born in Eclectic, Alabama to the late Cora Lee Bickley and Vanderbilt Carter on July 14,1927. On October 5, 2020, he entered eternal rest, joining his loved ones who preceded him in death including, his grandmother, Lady Bickley; his father, Vanderbilt Carter; his mother, Cora Lee Bickley, and his wife Nancy Sears Bickley.

His memory is left to be cherished and celebrated by his three sons, James A Bickley, Jr. (Brenda) of Houston, Rickey A. Bickley (Joyce) of Houston, Howard L. Bickley, (Lisa) of Norfolk; grandchildren, James A. Bickley III, Le’Nise Bickley, Quanisha Claude, Tomeka Cowell-Bickley, Dennis Sorrell, Troy Sorrell, LaQuita Triplett; his great grandchildren; Gennie Fay Barnes
(Special Assistant of Norfolk); Sarah Leonard (Eclectic, Alabama).

He will dearly be missed. Mr. James A. Bickley Sr. resided in Norfolk, VA. He served twenty years in the United States Navy as a Stewart, Chief Cook and MP. Additionally, he spent twenty-five years in Civil Service for the Dept of Defense working as an ambulance driver, ammunition driver, and aircraft load master. He was passionate about providing for his family. He was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.

Viewing Tuesday, October 13, 2020 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Wednesday, October 14, 2020 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel Interment Albert G. Horton Veteran Cemetery 5310 Milners Road Suffolk, VA 23434 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    Tammy Monroe Crocker says

    My deepest sympathy to the Buckley Family.

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    Diann Scroggins and family says

    To James and the entire family, our prayers and thoughts are with you. May God comfort you during this time of loss. The Scroggins family love you.✝️🙏🏿❤️

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    Patricia A. Tatum says

    To the family of Cousin James Bickley.. I send Condolences to you from Lima, Oh..
    Although we(you) will miss him, Cousin James has entered his final rest.. he will study war no more.. I Sincerely offer God’s peace to those who remain.. may your memories bring tears of joy and not sadness, to us who knew him.. he would of wanted it that way… God bless and keep you , comforting you as only HE can.
    Chaplain Patricia Tatum & Family 🙏🏽

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      Rita Hassell says

      My heart and prayers for the Bickley family🙏❤

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    Hugh Reid says

    My sincere condolences to the Bickley family and may God comfort you during these trying times!

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    Maxine Huffman says

    To cousins James Jr., Ricky, and Howard, we are extending our sincerest condolences in the loss of Uncle James. We know how much he was loved and will truly be missed by many. We will forever cherish the many trips over the years that you and Aunt Nancy made to our home in Eclectic, Alabama . Your visits would add so much happiness and joy to our household especially that infectious smile and great sense of humor that you always displayed. With all of our love, The Bickley, Huffman, and Washington families.

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    Joelle C. Cowell says

    Rick & Family:
    We were so sorry to hear of your father’s death. Our family will keep you and your family in our prayers.
    The Cowell Family
    Richard, Joelle, Vida, Wanda and Karla

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    Saundra Sears Bethea-Pegues says

    Sending my sincere and heartfelt condolences to my cousin James (Brenda) and family. Praying that God will strengthen, comfort and give you peace. Remember, to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord and that earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. Love and hugs sent.🙏🙏❤❤❤

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    Teresa Ware says

    WISH I could have met you on this side…but may God hold you close to him Mr.Bickley!…Sorry for your loss Family!..Praying for the family! God bless you all!

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    Gregory Monroe Sr says

    So very sorry for your families loss. My prayers are with you Lil Jimmy, Ricky, and Howard

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