James “Jim” George Ezekiel, Sr. (70) went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, September 24th, 2023. A visitation will be held at Lowe Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, September 29th. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, September 30th at 11 a.m. at Gibsonville United Methodist Church where he was a member for over 30 years. The graveside service will follow at Westminster Gardens in Greensboro.
The youngest of four children, Jim was born on November 22nd, 1952 in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania to Ann Patricia Halas Ezekiel and Stanley William Ezekiel, Sr. In his “salad days”, Jim enjoyed participating in track, rugby, baseball, softball, and football which included his time on the semi-pro team, the Greensboro Redskins. He met the love of his life, Susan, on a softball field in 1985, which led to a marriage of over 35 years and three children, whom he cherished. He shared his love of sports with his children and often played a role in coaching or scorekeeping for their teams. Jim was also a craftsman who enjoyed building, tinkering, and preserving his historic home in downtown Gibsonville.
He especially enjoyed dressing the house with Christmas lights every holiday season. He was best known for his jovial personality and was always quick with a joke. Some of his best jokes were shared with deep-rooted friends around the dinner table and on the golf course (you know who you are!). In his later years, he volunteered at GUMC and enjoyed spending time outdoors with his beloved dog, Ziva.
Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Susan Corbett Ezekiel of the home; son, James “Jimmy” George Ezekiel, Jr. of Gibsonville; daughters, Kimberly Corbett Ezekiel and her fiancé, Steven Black of Gibsonville and Kailey Susan Ezekiel and her boyfriend, John Hayden Devine of Athens, Georgia; sisters, Ann Ezekiel Judge and her husband, Tom of Camp Hill, Pennsylvania and Patricia Ezekiel Moor and her husband, Rick of Jerrabomberra, Australia; brother, Stanley William Ezekiel, Jr. and his wife, Marly Lou of Canton, Massachusetts; brother-in-law, Henry Tillman “Skip” Corbett III and his wife, Vickie of Wilmington, North Carolina and many special nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gibsonville United Methodist Church at P.O. Box 82 in Gibsonville, NC 27249. The service may be viewed online at https://www.gibsonvilleumc.org/ or the Gibsonville UMC Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/GibsonvilleUMC