James Levon Ferebee

July 12, 1920 ‒ February 21, 2016

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Mr. James Levon Ferebee, age 95, peacefully passed away Sunday, February 21, 2016 in Oak Grove Manor in Mansfield.

He was born July 12, 1920 in Morgan City, MS to parents Thomas Lee & Celia Ann (Williams) Miller. He grew up there and after high school, he moved to Indianapolis, IN with his brother Willie Thomas Miller.

“The Ferebee” later moved to Chicago, IL where he worked for a railroad company and a printing company. He then made his home in Mansfield, working for D&S Creative Communications.

James was a member of Temple of Faith, Church of God in Christ under the leadership of Elder L. G. Maddox. He later joined Diamond Hills Cathedral under the leadership of Rev. Richard Diamond where he was a faithful member and served as a volunteer for their Bible Walk ministry.

He is survived by six nieces: LaDorothy Hunter, Joyce (Elder Albert) Twyman, Esther (Robert) Clark, Thomasine Wallace, Sharon (Pastor Louis) Blevins, and Patricia Selman; three nephews: Herman (Terry) Jones, Thomas Jones, Jerome Jones; his church family at Diamond Hills Cathedral; a host of great-nieces and nephews including special great-nieces Marie Williams and Yamika Cobb; along with numerous friends.

In addition to his parents, “The Ferebee” was preceded in death by a sister, a brother, two nieces, and two nephews.

His family will be holding their own service 11 a.m. Friday, February 26, 2016 in Diamond Hills Cathedral, 500 Tingley Avenue in Mansfield.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve his family and invite you to send a message to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

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  • I worked with Mr. Ferebee at D&S for several years. I enjoyed talking about life and faith with him. He always was positive and had a good sense of humor. “Well done, good and faithful servant.” Prayers of comfort and peace for the family in this time.

  • I worked with Mr. Ferebee for 16 yrs. He was a great Christian Man. Always had a smile, never seemed down. After both of us retired, he asked me to be his driver. I took Mr. Ferebee back and forth to all his Dr. appointments at The Cleveland Clinic. We became really good friends. There is nothing Mr. Ferebee wouldn’t do for you. If he could He would. I’m gonna miss him terribly.