James H. O'Donnell, Jr., 79, of Lilburn passed peacefully away on July 26, 2014, at Embracing Hospice after a courageous fight with cancer. Originally from Wisconsin, he served two years in the Army as a flat-footed Ranger prior to his graduation from Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL. He later made his home in Georgia, received a masters degree in taxation from Georgia State University and worked both in private and federal companies in the field of taxation. He enjoyed gardening, playing tennis, running and ballroom dancing. He also enjoyed activities at Corpus Christi Catholic Church including the Theater Ministry, the Men’s Club Thanksgiving dinners, and ushering. He is survived by his wife of 56 years Wanda, two sons James (Teresa), Martin (Joanne), his brother Patrick, and grandchildren Ben, Jordan, Ian and Grace. A Funeral Mass will be offered at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 600 Mountain View Drive, Stone Mountain, on Friday, August 1, 2014 at 11 A.M. followed by a meal of fellowship and remembrance at the church. Internment will be at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, it was Jim's wish that donations be made in his memory to either the St. Vincent de Paul Society or the Wounded Warrior Project. St. Vincent de Paul Corpus Christi Catholic Church Branch 600 Mountain View DR Stone Mountain, GA 30086 770-469-0395 Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, KS 66675

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  1. Wanda:

    Jim fought the good fight and he kept the faith. Now he has gone home to claim his Heavenly crown. Could Jesus have done anything more? You are in our prayers.

  2. Jim is sorely missed by those of us who worked with him recently. He was a great resource, full of knowledge and always concerned for others. Wanda and the rest of his family are in our prayers.

  3. Jim always had a smile for everyone. His wry sense of humor was always shared in a joke or two. He was a good example of how to live life, quietly enjoying each aspect and sharing of himself. I found him to be content with a life well lived. Blessing to him, Wanda and the whole family.

  4. Dear Wanda, Pat, Martin, and Joanne,

    You, Jim, and your whole family have been, and will continue to be, in our thoughts and prayers.

    With love,
    Denise & Bill

  5. Jim was a special brother-in-law and will be missed very much!! The Lord has a special need for him I’m sure!

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