Jimmie Golden

Jimmie M Golden

Tuesday, June 28th, 1927 - Thursday, June 27th, 2019
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Jimmie Marcus Golden, Sr., 91, of Milton, passed away one day short of his 92nd birthday, on Thursday, June 27, 2019.

Jimmie was born June 28, 1927, in DeKalb, MS, to parents, Noah Webster and Sara (Hopper) Golden. Jimmie married the love of his life, Margaret Elizabeth Ivey, on November 12, 1948. They moved to Milton in 1955.

At the age of 17, Jimmie joined the US Navy, and served in Asiatic-Pacific Theater in WWII during the Occupation of Japan. He was a member of the Mississippi Hwy Safety Patrol for five years, and retired after 34 years from Southern Bell Telephone Company. While at Southern Bell, he worked in Meridian, and Tupelo, Mississippi; Miami, Florida, where he wired the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach; and worked in Milton, Chipley and Pensacola. He was a member of the Milton Lions Club, Gideons, and a member of the Jonathan Wingate Sunday School class. He has been a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Milton since January 1955, serving as Deacon, Trustee, Sunday School Teacher, and as a “permanent fixture” in the FBC Balcony.

Jimmie was always happy and content with what the Lord “as He saw fit” provided for his life. He strongly believed in forgiveness, as the Lord said, “If you don’t do it down there, you will not be forgiven up here”; Jimmie always said, “I believe He meant what He said!”, and lived his life accordingly.

Jimmie always said, “I’ve lived a simple life, only rich in God’s grace, love, laughter and a good degree of health throughout my life.” He had an infectious, booming laugh and personality.

He was preceded in death by his precious wife, Margaret; son, Jimmie Marcus “Marc” Golden, Jr.; infant daughter, Jan Marcia Golden; his parents, NW and Sara Golden; and his brother-in-law, John “Parker” Stokes.

He is survived by his sister, Sara Stokes, of DeKalb, Mississippi; two grandsons, Dustin M. “Dusty” Golden and his wife April, of Brussels, Belgium, and Joshua W. “Josh” Golden of Pensacola, Florida; a great-grandson, Flannery Golden; and two great-granddaughters, Nadyne Golden and Clara Golden. He also leaves behind his “extended family” to cherish his memory, his devoted daughter Francesca “Frankie” Sciolino, of Morgan Hill, California; the family of Jack McCombs; the family of C.A. “Jocko” Norton; and his Coffee Drinking Buddies at What-A-Burger.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 5, 2019, at First Baptist Church of Milton, with Dr. David Spencer and Dr. Jonathan Russell officiating. Pallbearers will be Dan Mullins, Johnny Norton, Randy Ueberroth, Donnie Spencer, John Ates, Dusty Fisher, Brian Jordan and Mike McCombs. Honorary Pallbearers will be Jonathan Wingate’s SS class, Coffee Drinking Buddies at What-A-Burger, and ATT retired employees.

Burial will follow services in Milton Cemetery, with Lewis Funeral Home of Milton directing.

Visitation will be held 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., prior the services.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations may be made, in Jimmie’s name, to First Baptist Church of Milton Building Fund or Joash Fund.

First Baptist Church
6797 Caroline Street
Milton, Florida 32570
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, July 5th, 2019 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Friday, July 5th, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    First Baptist Church of Milton
    6797 Caroline Street
    MILTON, FL 32570
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  • Service

    Friday, July 5th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Friday, July 5th, 2019 2:00pm
    First Baptist Church of Milton
    6797 Caroline Street
    MILTON, FL 32570
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  • Interment

    Milton Cemetery
    Berryhill Road
    MILTON, FL 32570
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Private Condolence

Betty Arrant

Posted at 12:04pm
Jimmy and Margaret Golden were some of the first people that became my special friends at FBC. I was there with them when they lost their son years ago. I remember them telling me that Jimmy told Margaret when he retired that he wanted her to teach him how to do everything she did. He learned to cook, clean, wash clothes, use the embroidery machine, etc. They lived next door to the Bubba Fisher family and many good times and disagreements were enjoyed through the years. Sometimes it seemed they might shoot it out and just as quickly they were sharing meals and good times together. Jimmy had a meyer lemon tree that produced more lemons than I have ever seen. One time he told a friend (?) that he could come pick some. Jim told me the feller backed his truck up to the tree and loaded it down. Don't think that guy ever got any more lemons! He would play you a tune on his harmonica whether you wanted him to or not. I will miss Jim Golden and him saying to me, "Hey sugar, how in the world are you".

Joyce Penton Schnoor Posted at 04:46pm

We had coffee and breakfast with Jimmy Golden every week and it was fun hearing him tell stories about his 64 years of knowing Preston Golden and other friends. Jimmy was from Mississippi and Preston called him "The Generic Golden". Jimmy was always helping "his ladies" and he was a good neighbor to many folks. Always loaning his trailer to neighbors that needed to use it. He shared with us memories of his courtship with Margaret and how he got her engagement ring delivered to the hospital where he had surgery. She was graduating from nursing school and he was supposed to go to a dance but he did not know how to dance. Rest in peace, our dear friend will always be remembered as a true Southern Gentleman. Pete and Joyce will miss you.

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