James “J.B.” Bryant Ferrell, Sr.

James “J.B.” Bryant Ferrell, Sr.

March 7, 1936 – July 20, 2021

Zebulon – James “J.B.” Bryant Ferrell, Sr., 85, went home to his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, July 20th, 2021. He was born in Nash County to the late James Ollie Ferrell & Eva Mae Honeycutt. He worked as a Distributor at Coca-Cola from which he retired. His heart was filled by faithfully serving the Lord. He was a Deacon at Union Hope Baptist Church and sang in the choir. He worked hard all his life and set out to instill that ethic in his son. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Jo Ferrell, brother, Bobby Ray Ferrell, & sister, Louise F. Davis.

Funeral service 11 am, Thursday, Union Hope Baptist Church, 12712 NC 97, Zebulon. with burial to follow in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens. Will be available on www.facebook.com/stricklandfuneral.

He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Charlotte Brannan Ferrell, son, James “Jimmy” Bryant Ferrell, Jr. (Julie), step-son, Richard Denton of Raleigh, brother, Eugene Ferrell (Teresa), sisters, Geraldine Godwin (James) of Raleigh, Connie Bailey, Nancy Unwin (Doug) of Cary, and grandson, Peyton Ferrell.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are asked to be made to Union Hope Baptist Church https://give.idonate.com/union-hope-baptist-church/landing-page

Visitation, 6-7:30 pm, Wednesday, Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St., Wendell. www.stricklandfuneral.com.




  • Paige Pace Dyer Posted July 20, 2021 5:28 pm

    Uncle JB was a big part of my life as a child growing up. He was always funny and like a second Dad to me. Our family took many vacations and enjoyed holidays together. He was a jokester & devoted husband & father. I will never forget all the fun times I had with our family growing up. Much love & comfort during the days ahead Rest easy Uncle JB. YOU where loved by many.

  • Shelly Meadows Posted July 21, 2021 8:18 am

    My condolences to the family. I was fortunate to know JB over the years.and was able to see his kindness up close.

  • Harry & Jackie Chamblee Posted July 21, 2021 8:35 am

    So sorry for the loss of a friend..we know he is resting in the arms of Jesus.

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