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Services scheduled Tuesday for former Mayor James Fultz

Services scheduled Tuesday for former Mayor James Fultz
Posted: Apr 13, 2018
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Services will be held Tuesday, April 17, for former Village of Tangipahoa Mayor Clarence James Fultz, who died Wednesday at the age of 67.
According to his obituary, Clarence James Fultz was born Jan 15, 1951 to the parents of the Mr. Moses Fultz, and the late Mrs. Doris Fultz. Being reared in a Christian home, he accepted Christ and was baptized at an early age at Brown Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Tangipahoa, Louisiana.

James was a faithful member of Brown Chapel.  He was ordained as a deacon in 1972 under the leadership of the late Hayward Andrews and will especially be remembered for his laugh and smile, leadership in the community, and how he uniquely shared different bonds with his family and social club.

James graduated from OW Dillion Memorial High in 1969.  He was a proud Southern University graduate of 1973. James shared a special bond with his Butter Bean. They enjoyed riding four wheelers, the spider, and spending quality time with each other.
James retired from ExxonMobil where he was employed for thirty years. He served as a public servant in the Village of Tangipahoa for thirty-three years. He was an alderman for 12 years, serving from 1975-1987, and a mayor for 21 years, serving from 1987-2008. He was a member of North Tangi Support Group. Most of all, he enjoyed spending precious moments with his family.

He leaves to mourn his passing a devoted wife of 48 years Elaine Mearidy Fultz, two devoted sons, Reginald (Chinta) Fultz and Dalton (Danyatta) Harrell, both of Fort Worth, Texas. A devoted and spoiled daughter, Kimberly (Anthony) Cao of Hammond, Louisiana. James leaves his memories to four grandchildren, Danyelle, Dalton Jr, Dalayna, and Anthony, one sister Janice (Andrew) Richards of Kentwood, Louisiana, one brother Jerry (Alisa) Fultz, of Tangipahoa, Louisiana, one adoptive son Felix Mearidy of Tangipahoa Louisiana, four brother in laws, Otis Mearidy of Lake Charles, Billy (Katherine) Mearidy of Tangipahoa, Louisiana, Felix (Sonoya) Mearidy of Tangipahoa, Louisiana, and Don (Novia) Mearidy of Houston, Texas. Seven sister-in laws Debrah Jefferson of Los Angeles, California, Judy Taylor of Lancaster, California, Michelle Mearidy of Columbia, Missouri, Rev. Frances (Alton) Cook of Kentwood, Louisiana, Willie Jean Mearidy of Tangipahoa, Louisiana, and Ollie Fultz of Kentwood, Louisiana, two devoted aunts Maxine Knighten and Clara Fultz of Tangipahoa, Louisiana. Four God children Ralph Chandler of Tangipahoa, Louisiana, Yolanda Goggins of Tangipahoa, Louisiana, Sean Mearidy of Columbia, Missouri, and Kendrick Fultz of Tangipahoa, Louisiana, and one God sister, Debra Scott-Cyprian of Tangipahoa, Louisiana.

James was preceded in death by his wonderful mother, Mrs. Doris Fultz, his hard-working father, Mr. Moses Fultz, his brother John Fultz, daughter Felicia Fultz, his father in law Otis Mearidy Sr., mother in law Annie Mearidy, and brother in law Demetrious Mearidy.

Services will be held Tuesday April 17, 2018 at Temple Chapel Baptist Church Kentwood, LA. Visitation 9:00am until the funeral service at 10:30am. Interment at Brown-Quinn Cemetery in Tangipahoa, LA.
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