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James Carnell Best

James Carnell Best​

“If you could see where I have gone: The beauty of this place, and how it feels to know you are home; to see the Savior’s face, to wake in peace and know no tears; just joy beyond compare. If you could see where I have gone, you’d know that I’m waiting here at heaven’s door; to greet you some sweet day.”


On May 11th, 2021 the loving angels of God came from heaven and closed the eyes of our beloved.  James Carnell Best was born on February 27, 1958 to the late Bill Kirby and Jessie Ware in Clinton, North Carolina.


He attended the Burlington City School system and graduated High School in 1977.  After graduation, he relocated to Atlanta Georgia where he was employed at Delta Airlines as a Maintenance Technician for 6 years.  He was later employed by Hormel Foods as a warehouse technician for 20 years where he eventually retired.

After moving back to NJ, he quickly got busy working in the community.  He and his business associate opened Kingdom Boxing Community Gym geared toward uplifting and empowering the youth of Burlington City. 


 James was saved and baptized in Atlanta Georgia.  He later rededicated his life to Christ and  joined Restoration Station church, under the teachings of Pastors Dorion and Joy Morgan. 

He leaves to cherish 2 sons: James Samuels and Vernice Carter. 4 grandchildren: James, Semaj, Autumn and Michael. His loving mother: Jessie Ware. He was predeceased by his brother, Danny Ware.  He has 12 remaining siblings: Ricky Ware, Willie J. Kirby jr., Cassandra Hadi, George Kirby, Stephen Ware, Freddie Kirby, Paula (Jonathan)Liggins, Gary Kirby, Angela (Wilbur)Phillips, Kevin Kirby, Girard (Julia)Ware and Doreen Murphy. 1 Aunt: Peggy Boykins. 2 Uncles: Bobby and Kenny Kirby.  A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


James C. Best
Passed away on Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Service: Saturday, May 22, 2021 11am
Viewing: 10am
Restoration Station
Rt. 130 Edgewater Park, NJ
Interment: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Burlington

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