James Ambrose

James Edison Ambrose

Friday, March 24th, 1944 - Wednesday, August 21st, 2019
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James Edison Ambrose, 75, passed away August 21, 2019. He was born in Creswell, North Carolina to the late Stuart B. and Mary M. Ambrose. He was a member of Rivercrest Christian Fellowship. James enjoyed fishing and traveling to the mountains and Pennsylvania; but, his biggest joy in life was his family.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 56 years, Delma; daughter, Brenda Woodruff (Butch); granddaughters, Brandi Crossman (Kevin), Brittany Galambos (Joe), and Brooke Woodruff; great-grandchildren, Blake Darden, Emma Crossman, Zachary Darden, Luke Crossman, Brody Galambos, and Dylan Galambos; brother, Ernest Ambrose (Ann); sister, Inos Brown; and a host of other family and friends.
The family will receive friends at Graham Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1112 Kempsville Road, Chesapeake on Monday, August 26, 2019 from 6-7:30 p.m. A service to celebrate his life will be held Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Doyle Wells officiating. Burial will follow at Moyock Memorial Cemetery, Moyock. Please visit to view the service and to leave a condolence to the family.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, August 26th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm
    Monday, August 26th, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm
    Graham Funeral Home
    1112 Kempsville Road
    Chesapeake, VA 23320
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 1:00pm
    Graham Funeral Home
    1112 Kempsville Road
    Chesapeake, VA 23320
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Doyle Wells
  • Interment

    Moyock Memorial Cemetery
    Caratoke Hwy 168
    Moyock, North Carolina 27958
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Pamela Adams

Posted at 11:48am
Sorry to hear the loss of James. Our deepest sympathies and prayers are with the Ambrose family. Love, Kirk and Pam

Ronda Maus

Posted at 12:40pm
To: Brittany, My heartfelt sympathies on your loss. I will keep GG in my prayers. I know you and the boys loved him dearly. My May Gods Peace Be WIth You all. All my love Ronda

Gene Ambrose

Posted at 09:30am
To Delma and all the family,
My deepest sympathy to you, he was like a brother to me, when we growing up, I pray that God will bless you and fill
the void left by his passing, but I understand that he had been battling cancer, so I feel like his suffering is over and he's
now resting in Paradise with Jesus!
God bless you and I love you,
Gene Ambrose

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