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Jimmy Leon Lott

April 9, 1961 ~ October 24, 2021 (age 60)

Obituary

Jimmy Leon Lott, son of Nancy Lott Cheatham and the late Leroy Farr, Sr. was born April 9th, 1961 in Union South Carolina. Jimmy was loved and nurtured in the home of his grandparents, Luke and Viola Lott and his aunt, Gladys Lott.

Jimmy was a 1978 graduate of Union High School, where he met his high school sweetheart, Michelle Means. Michelle was definitely the “Love of His Life” and their bond was unbreakable. During the course of their forty-five-year relationship, they were blessed with twin daughters, LaShandra and LaQuandra Means and the love of their lives, grandson, Bryson Means.

Jimmy was employed with Milliken & Company – Cedar Hill Plant. He was a hard worker and could do just about anything. He was quick-witted, streetwise and always on the ball. He possessed a “Superman” mentality and physique.

Jimmy was a master on the grill. He loved cooking for family and friends, especially his mother, Nancy. They both shared an affection for good food and genuine family time. He looked forward to her visits from New York twice a year.

Most of all, Jimmy was a lover of sports. He enjoyed watching all sports - football, basketball, boxing but his greatest passion was baseball. He was a true fan of the Minnesota Vikings, Los Angeles Lakers, and of course, the Atlanta Braves.

Playing baseball from childhood through his adult life, including this past season, he earned several nicknames such as, Playa, The GOAT, and Mr. Baseball.

He was the first baseman for the Kelton Tigers (Community All-Star League). His head was always in the game. Even when he was not playing, he could be found on the sidelines coaching and encouraging his teammates to be winners. Some of those teammates remember watching him play as a kid and were honored to play with him as adults.

Jimmy’s final inning in this game of life ended on October 24, 2021 at Spartanburg Medical Center. He is now safe at home with the Lord.

Fond memories of Jimmy will remain alive in the hearts of his family, friends and loved ones to include his wife, Michelle Means-Lott; mother, Nancy Cheatham of Great Neck,  NY; two daughters, LaQuandra and LaShandra (Eliana) Means both of Union, SC; one son, Jakenzo Smith of Union, SC; one grandson, Bryson Means of Union, SC; an aunt who  helped raise him, Gladys Lott of Union, SC; five brothers, Leroy (Stacy) Farr, Jr. and Chris Farr both of Union, SC, Anthony Cunningham, Curtis Carter, and Kenneth Carter of Philadelphia, PA; eight sisters, Jill Cheatham and Regina Cheatham of Great Neck, NY, Veronica (Bryan) Holmes,  Ursula (Kent) Jeter, and Cherise Farr of Union, SC and Kathy Carter, Kimmie Carter, and Dana Carter of - Philadelphia, PA; godson, Cameron Stevens of Union, SC; two step grandchildren, Ashley King and Tyreek King of Union, SC; brother-in-law, Wallace Means, Jr.  (Deirtra) of Charlotte, NC; special cousin, Edward Lott of Union, SC; one uncle, Bennie Lott of Union, SC; two aunts, Ruth Ann Lott of Great Neck, NY and Girlie Thomas of Union, SC; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and an entire baseball community. 

He was preceded in death by his father, Leroy Farr, Sr, and grandparents, Luke and Viola Lott & Ida Mae Farr.  Arrangements are with Community Mortuary, Inc. 361 Meansville Road, Union, SC.

 

 

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Services

Public Viewing at Mortuary
Friday
October 29, 2021

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Community Mortuary Union
361 Meansville Road
Union, SC 29379

Public Viewing at Mortuary
Saturday
October 30, 2021

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Community Mortuary Union
361 Meansville Road
Union, SC 29379

Funeral Service
Saturday
October 30, 2021

2:00 PM
Community Mortuary Union
361 Meansville Road
Union, SC 29379

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
October 30, 2021

Bethel Baptist Church
904 Pea Ridge Highway
Jonesville, South Carolina (SC) 29353

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