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Mr. James “Sonny” Fitzpatrick

WEST POINT — Mr. James “Sonny” Fitzpatrick, 66, of West Point, Ga. passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at WellStar West Georgia Medical Center in LaGrange.

Mr. Fitzpatrick was born in Greensboro, Ga. on December 10, 1951 to the late Hattie Christopher Mize and Robert Mize.

He was a member of the Calvary Family Worship Center for 31 years.

Mr. Fitzpatrick loved his job at Columbus State University.  He loved his family, his church family, and being around children.

You could often find Sonny collecting antiques and he always had a Smarties Candy Roll for the children or whoever wanted one.  One of his greatest honors and enjoyments each year was being asked by Santa Claus to be one of his special helpers for all of the boys and girls.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Shirley Fitzpatrick; children Monica (Adan) Gonzalez, Jamey (Megan) Fitzpatrick and Manda (Burt) Toney; 13 grandchildren; and several siblings.

A celebration of life service celebrating Sonny’s life will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 2 p.m. EDT at the Calvary Family Worship Center in Valley.  Pastor LaVerne Cotney and the Rev. Andy Nixon will be the celebrants.  His family will be receiving friends at the church on Saturday from 1 p.m. EDT until 2 p.m. EDT.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made in Sonny’s memory to the Calvary Family Worship Center, 1701 41st Street, Valley, Alabama 36854.

Please visit Sonny’s Memorial Tribute page at www.johnsonbrownservicefh.com to leave a kind word for the family, share a memory of Sonny, or to light a Celebration of Life Candle in his memory.

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley is directing.