Thursday, April 18, 2024

James “Jimmy” W. Hines Jr., 72, of Newport News

James “Jimmy” W. Hines, Jr. (Amory Funeral Home)

James “Jimmy” Hines Jr, 72, of Newport News VA unexpectantly passed away on March 30, 2024.

Jimmy was a graduate of Peninsula Catholic High School and was a member of Stevens Memorial Baptist in Newport News.

e was preceded in death by his mother Virginia Hines and father James W. Hines Sr.

He is survived by his loving companion Joanne Brown, his daughters Karen Holland (Joey), Kathy Williams (Matt) and their mother Carol; four grandchildren, Josh, Thomas, William, and Emily; his siblings Beth Hines, Mike Hines (Deneace), and Michelle Cain.

Jim’s greatest passion in life was bringing joy and happiness to everyone he met. His greatest joy was his ability to spread the magic of Christmas as Santa. He touched the lives of many throughout his career at Busch Gardens Christmas Town, Yankee Candle, and Downtown Williamsburg as Santa Jim. Christmas was more than just one day a year to Jim, he was Santa every day, it didn’t matter where he was, or the season, if he saw children out and about, Santa Jim would smile and chat with any child that came up to him.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 3 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Amory Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at Stevens Memorial Baptist Church on Thursday, April 4 at 1:30 p.m. with a graveside following at 3 p.m. at Peninsula Memorial Park. The family will fellowship immediately after the graveside service at the church. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, VA.

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