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James Douglas Wyatt / March 28, 2013
James Douglas Wyatt, affectionately known as “Jee”, of Halifax, died March 23, 2013 at Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 60.

He was born in Halifax County on Oct. 20, 1952, son of the late James Wyatt and Olivia Scott Wyatt. He was married to Delois Logan Wyatt, was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church and was employed by Harmon Saunders Construction Company.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Adrennie Darlene Logan and devoted granddaughter, Ashley Nichole Logan, both of Halifax; four sisters, Sarah Wyatt of Manhattan, NY, Catherine Lewis of East Hartford, Conn., Portia Wyatt of St. Micheals, Md., and Gayle Sydnor and husband Ronnie of Nathalie; two brothers, Marshall Scott of South Boston and John A. Scott and wife Faye of Bloomfield, Conn., a half-brother, Tyrone Harris of South Boston; two sisters-in-law, four brothers-in-law and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his god mother, Jane Owen.

A funeral will be held Saturday, March 30 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with Elder Brandon Smith and Elder Larry Burrell officiating. Burial will follow in the Rose Garden Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the chapel of Jeffress Funeral Home on Friday from 7-8 p.m. and at all other times at the residence, 5233 Mountain Road, Halifax.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home.

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