James Dalton

James Dewitt Dalton

Sunday, October 7th, 1934 - Wednesday, February 12th, 2020
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A smile for all, a heart of gold, one of the finest this world could hold
Never selfish, always kind; these are memories he lives behind…

Deacon James Dewitt Dalton, 85, son of the late David Lynn Dalton, Sr. and Louise Holmes Dalton, was born in Iredell County on October 7, 1934. He entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, following an extended illness.
He was a graduate of Unity High School, entered the United States Army and was honorably discharged and also served in the reserves. He was a Supervisor with the JC Penny Warehouse prior to his retirement. He was a faithful and dedicated member of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon, Trustee, Sunday School Superintendent, a Missionary and at one time served as an Usher. He was also a member of the Harmony Masonic Lodge and a member of the North Iredell American Legion Post #113.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers Arnold Ray Dalton, David Dalton, Jr. and Luther Dalton and a sister, Winnie Lou (William) Parks. He was united in marriage to, Edna Beatrice Redmon Dalton.
He leaves to cherish the memory of his life, his wife, Beatrice R. Dalton of the home; one daughter, Robin Dalton of Statesville; two grandchildren, Cinetta (Altoe) Stevenson of Charlotte and Candace Stevenson of Concord; seven great grandchildren, Trae “Jon Stevenson, Tavaris Bailey, Phillip Boulware, Thian Stevenson, Tiyanna Floyd, Titan Turner, and Niyeem Allan; two brothers, Alvis (Ruby) Dalton of Dayton, Ohio and Robert (Tina) Dalton of Harmony; sisters-in-law, Sandra Houston, Joyce Dalton and Annie Redmond, all of Harmony, Mary Lois Steele and Laurie Redmond, both of Statesville and Mary Dalton of Winston-Salem; a brother-in-law, Gilbert (Ruth) Redmond; host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, church family, neighbors and dear friends.

A gentle soul has washed away,
Who was strong, enlightened and brave,
Looking down from up above
Showering us with his love.
The stars shine brighter, the moon does too!
Now that Heaven has gained you
In our hearts you’ll always be
Love and kindness personified was my daddy
Now it’s the son of Heaven you will play
To us each and every day
Lovingly submitted by your daughter,
Celebration of Life Services will be conducted Monday, February 17, 2020, at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church. Rev. Sylvester Reed is Pastor, Rev. Norman Dudley will officiate and Rev. Tyrone Redmon will eulogize. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery with Military Rites. Mr. Dalton will remain at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home until taken to the church to lie in state at 12:30 p.m. Visit the Book of Memories for Mr. Dalton at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. James D. Dalton.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, February 17th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Monday, February 17th, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Mt. Nebo Baptist Church
    605 W. Memorial Highway
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  • Service

    Monday, February 17th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Monday, February 17th, 2020 2:00pm
    Mt. Nebo Baptist Church
    605 W. Memorial Highway
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  • Interment

    Monday, February 17th, 2020 |
    Monday, February 17th, 2020
    Mt. Nebo Baptist Church
    605 W. Memorial Highway
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Rev. & Mrs. Stanley Turner

Posted at 12:38pm
Our condolences to the family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you doing this time of bereavement. May God continue to strengthen you as you go through.
Love ya,
Rev. & Mrs. Stanley Turner.

Posted at 08:41pm
Hello Dalton,
Sad to hear of your passing ...Working with you at Penney’s was a special time for us ... in 1984 is when I told you who my mom was and that is when calling all of these family members name ..... we learnt we were very close kindred...🌹❤️
These were good years , you was very good at your position @ JCPenney’s, always wearing that apron riding that yellow scooter and cutting up when time was slow or right before lunch break. Brinkley waiting to get in the Red truck to head home with U to Harmony....SPECIAL PROJECTS was never going to be the same after you and retired..
I thank God for you being my family from Mt Nebo my grandmas home place and burial grounds of my mother your Louises dearest first cousin...MY MEMORIES OF A SPECIAL MAN who was married to his soul mate Beatrice 🌹🙏🏽Wishing you Peace & Comfort in the days to comr

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