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James T. Cartwright

October 23, 1929 ~ January 2, 2022 (age 92)



   The Life & Legacy of James T. Cartwright

James was the youngest of eight children by Lewis and Minnie Cartwright. It was his blessing and nurtured by Christian Parents and the St. Paul A.M.B Zion Church Family in Drakesboro, KY.

During his high school years at DCHS, he participated in the Glee Club, Hi-Y, and played basketball and baseball. His teachers and coaches and pastor encouraged him to go higher heights in God's world. Even though he experienced setbacks and trials along the way, he was afforded enjoyed vigor to try the boundless sea of life. He was guided by divine providence through life's swelling current to accomplish his goals.

He entered Wilberforce University in Ohio (1950) but his college career was temperately interrupted by a call to the U.S. Military. During his military tour of duty, he served as squad leader in the anti-aircraft artillery. After the military, he re-entered Wilberforce University and graduated with a BS Degree in History and Social Science. He then went on the receive a Master's Degree at Indiana University. His teaching career included employment in the following public High School's in Flint, Michigan at Drakesboro Consolidated High School, Madisonville, Kentucky and Michigan City Rogers High School in Michigan City, Indiana. He retired from teaching and coaching in Michigan City, Indiana. He kept  busy in the church and community activities. He is a member of Bethel A. M. E Church in Michigan City, Indiana. He served as an Adult Sunday School Teacher, Steward Board Director, and one of the nine delegates from Indiana to the General Conference.

James also served on the following boards: Laporte Juvenile Board Director, Martin Luther King Board Director, Member of Smithson Institute, Fair Housing Board Member, Indiana Teachers Association, National Education Association, Head Start Board Member, Basketball all State Game.

James T. Cartwright 92, of Michigan City, Indiana received his Crown of Life on January 2, 2022 at Franciscan Health. He was married to the love of his life for 54 years, Lizzie Cushenberry Cartwright who preceded him in death on December 7, 2018. He was also preceded in death by his siblings, Alan Cartwright, Cliffie McCoy, Joe Cartwright, Willie Cartwright, Maugerite Schultz, Mabel Cartwright, Edna Robinson and Cliffie MCoy.

James leaves to cherish his memories one son Joel Cartwright, and two grandsons, Joshua and Jordan Cartwright all of Evansville, Indiana.

                                                                    A Celebration of life will be held on two days, a Wake on January 14, 2022 at Coleman & Hicks Chapel 101 S. Karwick Rd.  Michigan City, Indiana from 5 to 7pm. A Home going service will be held on January 15, 2022 at  Bethel AME Church 629 E. Michigan Blvd. Michigan City, Indiana at 1pm with viewing from 12 noon until time of Service at 1pm with Pastor David Swarn to do Eulogy. Burial will take place on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 11am at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West 5817 Fort Campbell Boulevard Hopkinsville, Kentucky 42240.

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January 14, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Coleman & Hicks Chapel
101 S Karwick Rd.
Michigan City, IN 46360

Funeral Service
January 15, 2022

1:00 PM
Bethel African Methodist Epsicopal Church
629 East Michigan Blvd
Michigan City, IN 46360

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