James Duard Crosby, Jr. passed away on May 13, 2018 at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock, North Carolina. He was born on June 15, 1967 in Hickory, North Carolina. James is preceded in death by his father, James Duard Crosby, Sr., who passed in 1998; grandma, Hattie Johnson; son, Nathaniel Crosby; aunt, Ora Mabel Crosby; and daughter, Tasha Crosby.
James was affiliated with the Baptist Church, and loved to ride Harley Davidson motorcycles. He also enjoyed leather making, camping, piddling, fixing things, and above all, helping others.
The circle of love and life... daughter, Charity 'Chubby' Crosby of Hendersonville, NC; Lisa 'Mama' Crosby, caretaker and former wife, her son, Tim Ives (Heather)and twin sons, Skylar and Keegan of Brevard, NC, and her daughter Holly Barnwell; former sister-in-law and caretaker, Lynn 'Winnie' Lebeck of Hendersonville, NC, and her children, Danielle Lawson (Mike), Rayeme Lynn of Charleston, SC , Christopher Lawson, Brandi Mea (who shares James' birthday) of Michigan, and grand dog, Gracie Mae; brother, Eric Crosby of Hickory, NC; granddaughter, Harley Blaze; very close friend, Sandy Tong of Hendersonville, NC; and best friend and companion, Zippy.
This obituary was directed by James, and honors his wishes. Special thanks to Dr. Sullivan for hospice and palliative care, the Elizabeth House doctors, nurses and staff for the care given to him during his journey.
"But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint." Isaiah 40:31