James Bouchillon Jr.

By April 16, 2014 Obituaries

 

James Bouchillon Jr., 84 of North Charleston died on Wednesday.  He was a retired machinist at the Naval Shipyard.  He also honorably served his country in the United States Army.  Arrangements are by Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation & Burial Services.

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  • Judy Dillow says:

    Dear Rhonda, Randy and family,

    It is surreal to think about your dad being gone. I know this is what Mr. Jim wanted but right now it hurts too much to find comfort in this fact. My heart is heavy with sadness for each one of you. I know you will miss him greatly. He truly was “something else” and “crusty” fits as I believe Randy described him. He had a big heart for his family and he loved each one of you very much.

    And although I did not see him regularly, I will miss him too. You and I have reached the stage in our lives that this is expected which doesn’t make the grief any easier. Our parents generation has or is leaving us and it’s scary. But Rhonda and Randy, your parents prepared you to be next in line to lead the family; and you are ready. Not something that you want to do but armed with your memories you move forward allowing your parents to now live through you. You know some days are going to be harder than others. Be kind to yourselves and each other. Allow yourselves the time to grieve. No matter how long it takes, allow yourself those moments. Always remember that your parents did the best they could at each of life’s moments; they weren’t perfect but they loved you both with all their hearts. Also, take their love with you.

    Sorry for the dissertation. This comes from the heart. We go back a long way and at one time your mom and dad were like second parents to me. I will always have a special place in my heart for them. I am also watching. I am blessed to still have my mom and stepdad, both 82. I pray all the time that God is preparing me, the best I can be prepared, for that time when they too will leave us. I can’t even fathom the depth of grief that you are experiencing right now. But I am praying for you all and will continue to do in the days, weeks and months ahead. If there is anything I can help with please don’t hesitate to email. Much love and big hugs my friends.

    Judy Dillow