Visitation Information:

January 22nd, 2020 at 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Union Baptist Church
5115 Union Church Road Flowery Branch, GA 30542

Service Information:

January 22nd, 2020 at 01:00 PM
Union Baptist Church
5115 Union Church Road Flowery Branch, GA 30542

Mr. James "Jimmy" Julian Kirkley, 75

~~James Julian Kirkley (Jimmy), 75, of Flowery Branch went to his eternal home on January 20, 2020. He was the husband of Jackie Cofer Kirkley and they shared 37 years together.

Funeral Services will be 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at Union Baptist Church with interment following in the church cemetery.  Rev. Kenny Sizemore will officiate.  The family will receive friends 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at the church.

Born in Atlanta, Georgia, he was preceded in death by his parents Colleen Gray, Johnny Kirkley, and his brother Howard Kirkley. He attended Smith High School and served in the Army National Guard. He was employed and retired from Allison Smith Electrical Contractors as a Master Electrician. He was a member of the local union IBEW 613 in Atlanta for over 50 years. Jimmy was a family man that loved his children and simply adored his grandchildren. He loved playing golf with his childhood friends, James Roland and the late Jerry Adams. Football was his favorite pastime and he enjoyed watching the Georgia Bulldogs. Jimmy was a member of Union Baptist Church in Flowery Branch, Georgia. He was a charter member of the American Street Rodders Car Club. He was passionate about classic cars and had a 1940 Ford Coupe once owned by country singer George Jones. He also loved antiquing and shopping with his wife, Jackie.
He is survived by his spouse, Jackie Cofer Kirkley; children, James Christopher Kirkley, Kelley Canady, and Stacey Anne Pearce; as well as stepsons, Jimmy Nall and Tommy Nall. He had 8 grandchildren, Jennifer Grizzle, Ashley Flowe, Hannah Nall, Ava Pearce, Gavin Canady, Hayden Canady, Alexander “Bubba” Pearce and Harper Canady; and great-granddaughter, Raleigh Kate Grizzle.

Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, Georgia 30542 is in charge of arrangements.  Send on-line condolences to

Condolences 4
The McGuire Family 2020-01-20 21:05:24
We’ll let you rest for now; we’ll say our temporary “So Long”. We rejoice in your healing and arrival to your heavenly home; Your Father’s house with many mansions and one prepared just for you... Rest Easy “Kirkley”...
Pat Herren 2020-01-20 22:33:22
Jackie so sad to hear the passing of your husband Jimmy , I know he has had a lot of health issues for a while but no more pain and sorrow as he now has a new body free of pain . Our Prayers to you and your family during this most difficult time , Love you my friend. Jack and Pat Herren Dacula ,Ga
Tiffany and Rob 2020-01-21 01:20:08
We are so sorry for your loss. Your dad was a good man, Stacey. I love you guys and wish we didn’t live so far away or you know I’d be there with you. Sending you lots of love.
Kelley Canady 2020-01-24 07:59:17
Fly high, Daddy. I will take care of Mom for you. I will miss you so much. Things aren’t the same without you. I’m thankful that I was able to get close to you and build our bond and care for you in the last years of your life. The past 10 months, you’ve been so sick and in so much pain and misery. You’re now fully restored and walking with Jesus in Glory. Until we meet again. Love, your little girl.
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