"ALL day and ALL night, Angels are watching over the James and Overton Families"
"...I'm comin' up on the rough side of the mountain, I must hold to God, His powerful hand.
I'm comin' up on the rough side of the mountain, I'm doin' my best to make it in.
I'm comin' up Lord, although my burdens, Sometime they press me down,
But if I can only keep this faith I'll have strength just to run this race;
I'm lookin' for my starry crown..."
On Saturday, March 25, 2023 as the family of Brian Sterling Overton were preparing to celebrate his birthday on Earth, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ wanted him to celebrate his forty-eighth birthday in Heaven.
Brian was the son of the late Willie Overton and Judy James-Collins. He matriculated through the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public School System. Upon completing school Brian enlisted into the United States Army and served his country well. After returning from his stent in the Military, Brian moved to Florida. During his many years in the sunshine state, he started his own Janitorial Cleaning Service (T & J Cleaning Service) in St. John, Florida. During his free time, he enjoyed watching NASCAR Racing, various NBA games and his favorite team of them all the Dallas Cowboys.
The family will Celebrate Brian's life on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at St. James AME Zion Church, Elizabeth City, NC with a viewing starting at noon until one o'clock. Pastor Ernest Cole, will bring forth words of comfort to the family. Brian's resting place will be in the Memory Gardens Cemetery in Elizabeth City, NC.
Brian leaves to cherish fond memories to his mother: Judy James Collins (step father Johnny Collins); children: Rashad Chamblee, Jaleesa Allen (Bernard, III), Miche' Frost and Lily Overton; grandchildren: Janiah Frost McNeill, Kanai Chamblee, Kamille Allen and Masai Chamblee; fiance'-Terry Rutne; aunts: Olivia Overton, Wyoming Rodgers, Carolyn Munden and Barbara James; uncles: Ricky James, Benjamin James, Chris James and Clarence Overton; a host of cousins and friends.
Brian's family honored his wishes and allowed his family at the Dennis J. Stallings Memorial Funeral Home, to carry out their final wishes of care and love for Brian. DJSMFH professional staff will assist the Overton Family during their time of bereavement and beyond through unprecedented, heartfelt and personalized detailed services. Please continue to uplift Brian's immediate and extended families through words of comfort, prayer, hugs, or a smile.
"...This old race will be soon be over,
There'll be no more race for me to run.
And I will stand before God's throne,
All my heartaches will be gone,
I'll hear my Savior say, "welcome home".
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