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James John “Jim” DeKosta

April 27, 1946 September 4, 2018
James John “Jim” DeKosta
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James John “Jimmy” DeKosta, age 72 of Douglasville, passed away Tuesday, September 4, 2018. He was born on April 27, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Steve DeKosta and the late Jane Savas DeKosta.  Jimmy received a Bachelor’s of Political Science Degree at Northern Illinois University. He was employed with Thornton Chevrolet as a car sales man for over 24 years. Jimmy was Greek Orthodox by faith.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandson, Cody Tyler Hawkins.
He is survived by his wife, Lee Ellen Mabry DeKosta of Douglasville; son: James DeKosta of Chicago, Illinois; daughters: Rachael White of Yorkville, Illinois and Adrien Berryhill and her husband, Brian of Winston, Georgia; grandchildren: Hayley Hawkins, Hannah Hawkins and Averi DeKosta; sister: Janice Baker of Naperville, Illinois; sister-in-law: Lyne Kridle and her husband, Ray of Murrietta, California; nephew: Lane Ely; Niece: Tiffany Isley; numerous cousins.
In accordance with his wishes, his body was cremated and a memorial gathering will be held at Heritage Baptist Church Fellowship Hall on Sunday, September 16, 2018 from 3:00 PM until 5:30 PM.
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Hightower’s Memorial Chapel of Douglasville, Georgia has charge of the arrangements.  770-489-2818

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