Elder James E. McCann departed this life on Monday, January 4, 2021, at the age of seventy-three. He was born as one of fourteen children in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, to the late Bishop Clarence and Missionary Eliza McCann on May 13, 1947.
Elder McCann gave his life to Christ when he became born again, saved, sanctified, baptized and filled with the Holy Ghost. Serving, reading the bible, enjoying football, and appreciating family gatherings was a lifelong passion of Elder McCann.
Upon moving to Memphis, he was the pastor of two churches.
Elder McCann was employed with Memphis Light, Gas and Water, as well as Burlington Northern Railroad. After relinquishing both pulpits and retiring from his jobs, he became an Associate Minister at Greater Faith Tabernacle Ministries Church of God in Christ. His church involvement included, but was not limited to the Board of Elders, Chief Adjutant, and Pastor’s Aide. He served on the Local, State, and National auxiliaries in the Church of God in Christ.
Elder McCann will be affectionately remembered and missed by loved ones near and far. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Evangelist Tammie, and daughters, LaShun Bailey and Shalanda (Robert) Douglas of Fairview, New Jersey. He had a fervent love for his grandchildren, Robert III and Ryan Douglas of Fairview, New Jersey, and Lacie Rae. He also leaves one sister, Jacqueline (Dr. Augustus G.) McDowell of Goldsboro, North Carolina. Cherished memories are with nieces, nephews, special friends, neighbors, and church members.
A public viewing is scheduled for Friday January 8, 2021 from 3 until 6 pm and service of celebration Saturday January 9, 2021 at 11 am. Both will be held at Greater Faith Tabernacle 905 E Shelby Dr. Burial will follow in New Park Cemetery.
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