James Sullins

Jul 18th, 1950 - May 4th, 2020
James Sullins

James Lowell Sullins, age 69, of Marion, Illinois, passed away on Monday, May 4, 2020 at 9:40 p.m. in Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion.

Jim was born on July 18, 1950 in Carbondale, Illinois, a son of Lloyd and Ruth (Roberts) Sullins, Sr.  He enjoyed reading, cross-stitch and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include seven brothers and sisters, Jon (Janice) Sullins of Versailles, Kentucky, Peggy (Jim) Poole of West Frankfort, Illinois, Richard (Marilyn) Sullins of Marion, Harvey (Pam) Sullins of Spring Hill, Tennessee, Ralph (Sandy) Sullins of Marion, Donna (Robert) Norris of Hueytown, Alabama and Debbie (Tanya) Sullins of McCalla, Alabama; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Lloyd Sullins, Jr.

DUE TO HEALTH CONCERNS RELATED TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS AND BY THE SIGNING OF EXECUTIVE ORDER BY GOVERNOR J.B. PRITZKER, a private graveside service will be held at Maplewood Cemetery in Marion.

Blue Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with arrangements.

For those who prefer, memorials may be made the Salvation Army and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home, P.O. Box 411, Marion, Illinois 62959.

For more information or to sign the memorial guest register online, please visit www.bluefuneralhome.com.

13 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Jonna Marsh

    From: Wattsville , Alabama

    Date: May 5, 2020

    He was my best friends brother when I was in junior high.

  • Guest: Jaclyn Hancock

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: May 6, 2020

    Thought a lot of James. A former friend and teacher, Jaclyn Hancock

  • Guest: Mary Lee (Sullins) Faughn

    From: Vienna, Illinois

    Date: May 7, 2020

    To all my Sullins family
    Jimmy was the kindest young man who would go out of his way for you. He never met a stranger. I will miss seeing him at the store, and ringing the BELLS.
    You are in a great place now, no pain, no clouds just sun and the streets of gold. GO JIMMY!!!
    I will not be attending the services , but i will be thinking of all of you–my cousins.

  • Guest: Connie Abell

    From: , Illinois

    Date: May 7, 2020

    So very Sorry for the loss of you brother and brother in law Harvey and Pam Sullins

  • Guest: Gloria Wall

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: May 7, 2020

    So sorry to hear about James’ passing. He was always friendly and had a sweet smile. Class of ‘69.

  • Guest: Jeannie Woods Brookhouse

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: May 7, 2020

    So sorry to hear about the passing of Jim Sullins he was a great guy we went to school together sorry to hear about this. Prayers for the family

  • Guest: Tonya

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: May 7, 2020

    This is an amazing wonderful man . He is very loved and will be very missed ♥️ He was my dads best friend and I always called him uncle Jim rest high uncle Jim I love you

  • Guest: Fred Roberts

    From: Johnston City, Illinois

    Date: May 7, 2020

    I am sorry about Jimmies passing. He was such a kind person. I will always remember his face and his pleasant demeanor.When I would meet him, wherever, we talked as if we saw each other often. My deepest sympathy is extended for all of the family. He is in a better place, being with his maker the Lord Jesus Christ. God Bless.

  • Guest: Cheryl Henson Reel

    From: Silver Springs, Florida

    Date: May 7, 2020

    Ran into James while attending a church service in Marion last summer. Dave Gilley had invited us to attend. I had a wonderful conversation with James at that time. I do remember him from high school, class of 1969. Sorry for your families loss.

  • Guest: Mary Ann Planinc

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: May 7, 2020

    R.I.P. Jim,I will always remember you and a very wonderful friend….To the family so very sorry for your loss of a very sweet person….

  • Guest: Sandee Basinger Chenault

    From: Belmont, North Carolina

    Date: May 7, 2020

    So sorry to learn of the passing of James Sullins. I remember the Sullins family from so many years ago…50 years + I guess. Such a sweet family. I babysat for Peggy & Jim Poole’s children (I was just out of high school then) and was a friend of Ralph (for a summer) while I lived with my Grandmother. Mrs. Ruth and her were good friends. So many years have passed. I miss that time and this family. Many prayers.

  • Guest: Victoria Coyle

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: May 8, 2020

    So sorry for your loss he will be missed tremendously. Loved him.

  • Guest: Nancy Cox Williams

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: May 15, 2020

    Grew up knowing all your family. We were the Cox family and our parents were together a lot. Jim you were affine young man. So sorry for the family loss. Saw some of you at Loyds funeral.