James Franklin London

Dec 15 1939
Dec 21 2018
79 Years
Downingtown, Pennsylvania

James Franklin London, 79, of Downingtown, passed away at his home on Friday, December 21, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Mary Shepherd London with whom he shared 48 years of marriage. Born in Parkesburg, he was the son of the late Frederick D. London and Iva Gray London.

Jim was a County resident all his life. He was employed for 27 years by Graphic Packaging in Paoli retiring as a supervisor in 2001. 

He is survived, in addition to his wife, by three children; Teon A. Lee, Sr. and wife Tracy of York, PA, Ronald Shepherd and wife Andrea of Paoli, PA, Rita Shipman and husband Michael of Downingtown, daughter-in-law Sharon Shepherd of Malvern, PA, 19 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 11 siblings; Harry London, Michael London and wife Gloria, Lester London and wife Carol, Andrew London, Barry London, Larry London and wife Anita, Gertrude Ford, Margie Brake, Tillie Lavender, Dorothy London and Joyce Scott and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by a son Richard A. Shepherd, and by eight siblings; Ronald London, Frederick London, Jr., Robert London, Edward London, Harold London, William London, Margaret Valentine and Ida London and two grandsons; Ronald Shepherd, II and David Shepherd.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Hephzibah Baptist Church. 2237 Strasburg Road, Coatesville, PA 19320 followed by interment at the Mt. Zion AME Cemetery in Atglen, PA. Family and friends are also invited to attend the viewing from 9:00 AM to the time of the service.

Funeral services entrusted to the Wilde Funeral Home, Parkesburg, PA. Online condolences can be posted at www.wildefuneralhome.com

Service Date: 
Dec 29 2018 - 11:00am
Service Location: 
Hephzibah Baptist Church


Mary and Family:  We are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers not only now, but in the days to come.  Jim  was a fun loving person,  and kind-hearted.  He would do most anything for anybody who gained a lot of respect because of the person he was. There were times when he would say something and be so serious then laugh because he knew he could shake a person up. That was JIm London  So many good memories we have of "our buddy, our friend".  He will never be forgotten.  So we  pray you find comfort in knowing he was a good guy who will truly be missed and is now at peace.  

Jimmy & Bonnie Dickinson (Lancaster, Pa)

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Jim was such a good hearted man, so kind and would do anything for you.  All the kids in the neighborhood called him Silly Jim.  We are Jim and Mary's neighbors for over 30 years,  Could not have had better neighbors.  We love them like they were family.  He taught Mark everything about hunting.  Rest in peace we know you are in heaven Jim.  Mary and family we pray for you.

Bob and Carol Murphy and Mark


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Mary & family
I am so sorry to hear of Jim's transition and please know that you are and have been in my prayers. Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. May the comfort and peace of God be upon you and sustain you.

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Mary and family, I am so sorry to hear of Jimmys passing. I love the picture you have up here, its the way I would want to remember him. Always laughing and cracking jokes. You are in my thoughts and prayers and may he rest in peace. Tammie Pulinka and Helen Wiley

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My sincere condolences on the transitioning of her beloved husband. May God comfort and give your peace during your time of bereavement.
Love you all.

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