James Lee Eugene Kirkland

James Lee Eugene Kirkland, 10, of Fountain Inn, went to be with the Lord on Friday, December 20, 2019. Born in Greenville, he was the son of Brandon Shrader and Kayla Thackston.

In addition to his parents, James is survived by his brother, Eli; paternal grandparents, Eric and Kandi Shrader; his maternal grandfather, Daniel Thackston; and his maternal grandmother, Deborah Britten.

James was preceded in death by his maternal great grandparents, Doyle and Lois Stephens and Gaylord and Shirley Britten; Paternal great grandparents, Roger Shrader and Margaret Spangler.

A Visitation will be at Cannon Funeral Home on Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 2:00 pm. The Funeral Service will be in the Chapel at Cannon Funeral Home beginning at 3:00 pm. Interment will follow at Cannon Memorial Park.

Flowers are appreciated, but you may also make a contribution in memory of James to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 225 South Pleasantburg Drive Suite C17, Greenville, SC 29607.

Condolences to the family of James Lee Eugene Kirkland

  • Melanie Church
    11 months ago

    Praying for all his friends and family. May you find comfort and peace in the days ahead. Love and big hugs from WV.

  • Dennis Dyer
    11 months ago

    Kayla and Brandon and Eli we want you to know that you are in our prayers we love y’all so much and that we want you to know anytime you need to talk laugh or cry we are here for you you are more than friends you are family God bless you all

  • Angie Dyer
    11 months ago

    To Brandon, Kayla and Eli, I know that words offer little to no comfort right now, but please remember that you are not alone in your pain. I’m here for you and will do my very best to support you whether you need someone to cry with you, cheer you up or just to listen to you. My prayers go out for you and your family. We love y’all dearly.

  • Lori Tripp
    11 months ago

    Kandi, you and your family are in my prayers.

  • Lynn peden
    11 months ago

    Brandon and Kayla my heart is breaking for y’all. Prayers for peace and comfort during this time. Mrs Peden

  • Demetrius and J. J. Delaney
    11 months ago

    Kayla, Brandon and Eli:
    During this most difficult time in your lives, we hope you will be strengthened by our love and prayers for you. Even more than that, God is our Father. He loves you all and little James, and for that reason, we believe it is truly well with his precious little soul. May you be comforted by God’s divine Holy Spirit, during this devastating loss. And may God’s goodness illuminate and completely fill your hearts with His light and healing love.

  • We are thinking about all of you during this extraordinarily difficult time. We are also praying for peace and understanding and are so very sorry for your loss. The slideshow is a wonderful representation of James. He usually had a smile on his face. Let us know if you need anything we can help with.

  • Megan Crump
    11 months ago

    Lifting your family up in prayer during this time of loss. Your son always had a sweet smile on his face when I I saw him at FSS. He will be terribly missed by all.

  • Erick James
    11 months ago

    We are very sorry for your loss. James was a special boy. Your family is in our prayers.

  • Hope McNeely
    11 months ago

    My heart breaks to think that sweet James won’t be returning to school with us next week. I always enjoyed getting to talk to him when I saw him in the hallways or on the playground. His smile was contagious, and I so loved seeing him and Taylor walking together and talking at recess. I am sure those were some deep conversations. Sending up prayers for your family as you walk through the days to come.
    Love,
    Hope McNeely
    4th grade- Fork Shoals

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