James Edward Mortimer

September 30, 2019

CHARLOTTE – James Edward Mortimer, 43, of Marietta, GA and formerly of Charlotte, died September 30, 2019 at his home.  He was born on March 23, 1976 in Arlington, Illinois, son of Sandy Sanders of Charlotte and the late, James Mortimer. 

Jimmy was known for his “southern’ manners, winning smile and his kind nature.  He loved animals, especially dogs and they adored him.  His favorite time of the year was in the fall during college football.  The UGA “Dawgs” had his heart.  Jimmy worked in the transportation industry and was appreciated by his co-workers for his work ethic, cheerful personality and the Big jar of chocolate candy he kept in his office to share. 

In addition to his mother, Jimmy is survived by her husband, Rick Gurunian; uncle and aunt, Doug and Lynn Sanders; nephew and his wife, Sam and Tanner Sanders, all of Charlotte; and his stepmother, Carolyn Mortimer of Atlanta, GA. 

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at Myers Park United Methodist Church in Charlotte.  The family will receive friends following the service in Jubilee Hall. 

Memorials may be sent to Beds for Kids (www.bedsforkids.org) or Faith in Four Foundations (addiction help and support) c/o The Blanchard Institute, 10348 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28210, or to the organizations of your choice. 

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at www.kennethpoeservices.com.


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  • James Augustine

    Sorry for your loss.

  • Carolyn Mortimer

    Jimmy came into my life......well, I should say I came into his life when he was about 8 years old. From the very beginning Jimmy was always polite, well mannered and a joy to be with. Sandy you did a fantastic job of raising this young boy into the true Southern Gentleman he became. He will be so missed ! My heart is breaking.

  • Connie Dolan

    I met Jimmy when he& my daughter we’re dating while in High School. He was such a gentleman to her & me & I loved him dearly. He was very well mannered, kind, generous, thoughtful and just a special young man. I always thought he & Cassie would get married but it just didn’t happen. We had a lot of good times together at Ga games, holidays & family get togethers. He was always so kind to my parents, family & myself. I loved Jimmy & I hope that when my time comes, I will get to see him again. Rest In Peace Jimmy. I Hope you are there with Dukers, Hailey & Yippie!