February 27, 1989 - October 4, 2020
Jasmine Janise (Whidby) James was born on February 27, 1989 in Saginaw, Michigan to Shelbie Lynn Williams and Caesar Ray Whidby of Detroit, Michigan. She passed away on October 4, 2020 at the age of 31 years. Jasmine was a very precocious child. She demonstrated excellence in academic’s leadership and social skills. She received a letter from The President of the United States, Bill Clinton in 2000 acknowledging America’s Outstanding Students in Academics. Jasmine graduated from South Tech Academy in Bonyton Beach, Florida, Class of 2007 as Salutatorian, the President of the Honors Society, and Who’s Who Amongst American High School Students. Jasmine received 5 academic scholarships awards in 2007 providing a full ride to Florida Atlantic University. Jasmine dedicated her life to our Almighty God Jehovah, becoming one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in 2005. She later met Joshua Kingsley James and they wed in 2008. She enjoyed her dream job as Sales Director for the Ritz-Carlton in the Grand Cayman Islands. Jasmine was business savvy, fun loving, joyful, amplified, yet serious and tough as nails. She unapologetically stood up for what she believed in. She was dedicated, determined, and driven. Jasmine leaves behind her husband of 12 years, Joshua Kingsley James, Grand Cayman Islands; her mother, Shelbie Williams, Saginaw, MI; father, Caesar Ray (Fatima) Whidby, Detroit, MI; grandfather, Willard Bernard Whidby, Detroit, MI; mother-in-law, Beverly James, Boynton Beach, FL; father-in-law, Kingsley (Aleah) James, Palmdale, CA; a very special mother-like aunt, Ebonie (Marcel) Cormier, Saginaw, MI; best friends, Arianna Boeitus, Boynton, FL, Bella Hendersen, Riveria Beach, FL, Dominique Purnell, Baltimore, MD and Angela Ellis, Philadelphia, PA; spiritual grandparents, Tyrone (Linda) Turner, Lithonia, GA, James (Helen) Weems, Harold (Josephine) Craig, John (Doris) Stammers and Cozy (Emma) Smith all of Saginaw, MI, Donahue (Jennifer) McDay, Forest Park, GA, Cynthia Jones and Talya Blazia, Springfield, MD. Including a host of many other relatives, friends and colleagues. Jasmine was preceded in death by grandparents, Patricia Whidby; Beverly Williams Holmes and Alvin Foster; a special friend, Alberta Hubbard. Jasmine will be dearly missed, always loved and welcomed back with open arms in the resurrection, promised from the Bible which Jasmine firmly believed in. Visitation will take place from 9:00-2:00 pm Tuesday, November 10, 2020 Evans & Browne's Funeral Home, 441 North Jefferson Home, Saginaw, Michigan 48607. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery, 3210 South Washington Avenue.
Jasmine Janise (Whidby) James was born on February 27, 1989 in Saginaw, Michigan to Shelbie Lynn Williams and Caesar Ray Whidby of Detroit, Michigan. She passed away on October 4, 2020 at the age of 31 years. Jasmine was a very precocious child.... View Obituary & Service Information
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