James Daniel Alston, Jr., 454 Hartness Road, Statesville, passed away at his home on Thursday, August 29, 2019, following an extended illness. He was born in Iredell County on July 5, 1974 on James Daniel Auston and Lisa McCall Rucker. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Joseph Rankin, Clarence McCall and Valmeter McCall.
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He attended Statesville High School and Mitchell Community College and was a member of Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church.
He leaves to cherish the memory of his life, his father, James Daniel (Sheila) Alston of Statesville; his mother, Lisa McCall Rucker of Statesville; his daughter, Katianna Alston of the home; his stepson, Preston Wasson; his sister, Valencia (Phil Stevenson) Alston of Statesville; a grandson, Karter James Alston; his step-sisters, Natasha (Dexter) Whitaker of Greensboro and Kristal Jordan of Statesville; his grandmother, Clara Rankin of Statesville; an aunt, Faye Alston; nieces and nephews, Zauria Alston (Jimmy) Lemke, Amos Tucker, Amari Whitaker and Adrianna Whitaker; aunts and uncles, Christopher “Skip” (Candi) McCall, Ronnie McCall, Faye Alston, Chuckie Katherine Lackey, Joyce McCall, Frank McCall; and a great aunt, Vanessa Jones; special friends, Shawn Stackhouse and Cha-Cha Pearson; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Celebration of Life Services will be conducted Saturday, September 7, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Members of the family will receive friends from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m., prior to the service but will assemble at the residence of his father, James (Sheila) Alston, 504 North Race Street, Statesville, at other times.
Visit the Book of Memories for Mr. Alston at www.rutledgeandbigham.com. Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. James D. Alston, Jr.