James (Jimi) M. George
James M. George, 45, of Acworth, Georgia, passed away on February 5, 2024 at North Fulton Hospital in Roswell, Georgia.
Visitation will be from 6 – 9 pm on February 8, 2024, at Georgia Funeral Care 4671 S. Main St. Acworth, Georgia.
Arrangements for graveside and burial services are arraigned by Carson McLane Funeral Home. Services will be held at 4 pm on February 10, 2024, at McLane Riverview Memorial Gardens at 3945 N. Valdosta Rd. in Valdosta, Georgia. A Celebration of Life will follow at the American Legion Post 13 at 1301 Williams St. in Valdosta.
Jimi was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on February 27, 1978. He attended grade schools in Dover, Delaware, and Frankfurt, Germany, before arriving in Valdosta in 1989, where he attended and graduated from Valdosta High School in 1997. As the son of a military father, it was here in Valdosta that Jimi really felt at home.
Jimi loved to play football. He was a proud member of the world-renowned Valdosta Wildcats Football team and an avid supporter of the Dawgs. When the Summer Olympics came to Atlanta in 1996, Jimi proudly ran with the torch relay team—led by the late legendary Wildcat coach Nick Hyder—as it wound its way through Valdosta.
He also served 6 years in the U.S. Army Reserves as a Private First Class. Jimi was a true gym fanatic, always working out and encouraging others toward healthy lifestyles as a personal training director for LA Fitness and other gyms over the course of his career. He enjoyed meeting others who shared his passion for football and gym training.
He formed numerous friendships through the gym business, many of these friends have stayed in contact with him for 20+ years. Even as he battled cancer, Jimi still strived to remain healthy and continue his workout regimen. Jimi is preceded in death by grandparents, aunts and uncles, and two sons Christopher and Tatum George who died in vitro.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Emerge Healing Center in Alpharetta, Georgia (https://www.venmo.com/u/emergeatl) or Acceptance Recovery Center in Athen, Georgia (https://arc-ga.networkforgood.com/projects/164726-support-our-work).
The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the entire nursing staff and doctors associated with North Fulton WellStar Hospital in Roswell and especially Dr. Bruce Gould at North Georgia Oncology Center in Marietta, Georgia.
Verse: Matthew 11:28 “Come unto me all who are weary and heavily burdened and I will give you rest.”