James William Mangum III
James William Mangum III

July 1, 1960 - June 30, 2018
Born in Philadelphia, PA
Resided in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Obituary

“God saw the road was getting rough and the hills were hard to climb, He gently closed his loving eyes and whispered peace be thine”.

James William Mangum III was born on July 1, 1960 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to the late James William Mangum II and Mrs. Shirley Mangum. James was affectionately known as Jimmy to his friends and family. He attended Simon Gratz High School in Philadelphia and graduated in 1978.
James gave his heart to the Lord and was baptized in 1978, while attending Shiloh Temple Apostolic Faith Church in Philadelphia.
James enlisted in the United State Army where he served six years of active duty. He also worked for the City of Philadelphia and the United States Postal Service. James enlisted in the Pennsylvania National Guard (56th Brigade) and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. He served tours of duty in Kosovo and Iraq. He was also deployed to assist in Humanitarian Services in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. Sergeant Mangum received numerous medals and commendations during his twenty years of service, retiring with a Honorable Discharge.
James married Sheenequa Bowens in 2004. They loved each other and were best friends. They loved to cuddle. James referred to Sheenequa as Snuggles. They loved traveling especially to Newport News, Virginia to see his Sister-in Law. They also enjoyed trips to the amusement park and the movies. Their favorite movies were Scarface and Saving Private Ryan. The loved going out to eat; especially to Texas Road House.
Anyone who knew James knew that he loved his Daily Newspaper. He loved playing basketball and football. His favorite football team was “DALLAS” and it didn’t matter if you were an Eagles fan he stuck to his guns, “DALLAS” all the way.
He also loved his family and friends. James leaves to mourn: his wife of 14 years, Sheenequa Mangum; his mother, Shirley Mangum; two sisters, Youtalyea Mangum and Aretega Mangum; four sons, James Mangum, Kevin White, Jaylen and Noah; two grandsons, Lil Kevin and Nasir; nieces and nephews, Azriella, Tianne, Joshua, Wendell and Daybreyah; one brother-in-law, Lawrence Canty; and sister-in-law, Barbara Canty; and five additional sisters-in-law; and a host of uncles, aunts, other relatives and friends.

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Services

Visitation
Mt. Airy Church of God
603 E. Sedgewick Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19119
Saturday, July 7, 2018
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Service
Mt. Airy Church of God
603 E. Sedgewick Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19119
Saturday, July 7, 2018
11:00 AM
Burial
Washington Crossing National
830 Highland Road
Newtown, PA 18940
Tuesday, July 10, 2018