James Richard Ming
James Richard Ming
  • June 26, 1949 - August 31, 2017
  • Mississippi

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James Richard "Ricky" Ming, 68, went to his Heavenly home on Thursday, August 31, 2017.

Visitation will be 9:00-11:00am, Monday, September 4, 2017, at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl. Funeral services will follow at 11:00am in the funeral home chapel. Graveside services are scheduled for 2:00pm, Monday, in the Old Mars Hill Cemetery in Winston County.

Ricky was born June 26, 1949 in Philadelphia, Mississippi, and was a long-time resident of the Robinhood Community of Brandon. Ricky was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy. An ordained evangelist, Ricky pastored the New Harmony Baptist Church in Baton Rouge for several years. He retired from Werner Enterprises after more than 15 years of truck driving. He was also a licensed barber and an instructor for the Magnolia Academy of Hair. His hobbies included fishing and playing Santa for area stores and holiday festivals.

He was preceded in death by his father, Daniel Rudolph Ming; and his former spouse and mother of his children, Judy Dunlap.

Survivors include his mother, Billie Ming Jones; daughter, Kimberly D. Howell; sons, Jimmy D. Dunlap and James Ryan Ming; sisters, Kathy Bowman, Rhonda Ming, and Donna Harris; eight grandchildren; and his former spouse, Donna F. Bishop Ming.