April 25, 1941 - August 24, 2021
Jim Cressman passed away peacefully on August 24, 2021 at the age of 80 from complications of Covid. Jim is survived by his wife, Laurel Cressman; daughter, Dana Cressman and son-in-law, Ron Richardson and two grandchildren, Ryan and Reagan Richardson; daughter, Cheryl Cressman; siblings, John Louis Cressman and wife, Elsie; nephews, James Alan Cressman and the late, John Louis Cressman, Mary Cressman Jones and nephew, David Jones and Joseph Cressman and wife, Betty with niece, Maranda Cavinder and nephews, Markus and Matt Cressman. Jim was born in Port Gibson, Mississippi to Louis Cressman and Mary Cressman (McGee) where he was raised and achieved the Silver Palm Eagle Boy Scout designation. He attended and graduated Mississippi State University and was employed by Allstate Insurance Company for 38 years with the title of Senior Commercial Claims Adjuster. He and his family moved to Roswell, Georgia from Jackson, Mississippi in the late 1970’s and retired in 2004. Jim joined the Air Force National Guard as a young man in 1963 and served for six years. His job was that of a Photo Interpretation Specialist and attended Intell Operations Course during the time of his duty. He was very proud to have been able to serve his country in this capacity. Jim enjoyed deer hunting and was always pleased to find someone who was in dire straits and could feed their family with his venison. He was also a tireless defender of the homeless and had one friendship with a homeless woman which spanned more than a dozen years. He always had biblical tracts and would hand them to strangers, leave them in public places, and give to wait staff. Jim was extremely patriotic, loved bearing our American flag, and endlessly defended our country of which he was most proud. He was a staple for his neighborhood by setting up American flag displays in yards during our national holidays. He began a relationship with Jesus Christ in his dormitory room at Mississippi State which left him in awe of his Lord and Savior. His favorite verse in the Bible was John 3:16. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Woodstock and the Digging Deeper class with pastor and teacher, Jim Law. Jim never tired of hearing from those in need and sought out opportunities to help others. He was generous beyond measure with no thought of himself. In lieu of flowers, Jim’s wish was that donations be made to The Hope Center, 295 Molly Lane, Suite 120, Woodstock, Georgia 30188 which is a pregnancy resource center which counsels parents on the alternatives to abortion as well as post-abortion counseling. Jim was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to all and will forever be missed; however, he is with his heavenly Father now and will suffer no more but spend eternity with God. Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church Woodstock, 11905 Hwy 92, Woodstock, GA 30188 on Monday, August 30, 2021 in the Chapel, Building A. Viewing will be at 1:00 with the service at 2:00 p.m. Lunch will be served afterward. Jim’s wishes were for those attending his service to wear bright colors in his honor. For those who can't attend, the service will be live-streamed - https://boxcast.tv/view/jim-cressman---celebration-of-life-587433 Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home, Historic Marietta Chapel is handling the arrangements.
Jim Cressman passed away peacefully on August 24, 2021 at the age of 80 from complications of Covid. Jim is survived by his wife, Laurel Cressman; daughter, Dana Cressman and son-in-law, Ron Richardson and two grandchildren, Ryan and Reagan... View Obituary & Service Information
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