James P. Lavis

james lavis

March 21, 1961 ~ May 21, 2021

Born in: Mt. Holly, NJ
Resided in: Murrells Inlet, SC

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations in Jimmy’s loving memory to Go Fund Me.  Please follow the link below.



Visitation: May 27, 2021 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
190 E. Main St.

Second Visitation: May 27, 2021 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
190 E. Main St.

Mass: May 28, 2021 9:30 am

St. Joseph RCC Kings Park
59 Church Street


St. Patrick's Cemetery Smithtown
Mount Pleasant Road

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Memories Timeline


  1. All of us here in Arizona are so very sorry for the loss of your brother, Jimmy. We hope that your memories of times together will help to provide you with peace and comfort.
    Love, Craig, Diane, and family

  2. I enjoyed our kids growing up together . We were like one family. You always had that infectious smile…I wish you peace my friend.

  3. I know how much you loved your dad Ryan, because you told me. I am sad for you. May you continue to treasure his memory.

  4. candleRest In Peace, Uncle Harvey, one of the greatest, kindest, funniest and most caring people to ever walk the earth. You will always have a special place in my heart

  5. The people in Jimmy’s life were so lucky to know him and love him. Even as a high school kid he filled the hall with sweetness and his smile. Such warmth makes the world a better place.

  6. Cous, will always have very fond memories of our get togethers. Rest in peace–your smile will be forever in our hearts. To your boys, Jeanie, and all of your siblings (and families), I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love to all, Cousin Maureen

  7. May the roads rise up to meet you,
    May the wind be always at your back,
    May the sun shine warm upon your face,
    May the rains fall soft upon fields
    And until we meet again
    May God hold you in the palm of his hand.
    Rest easy my friend

  8. candleA long time since high school. You always had a smile on your face. Rest easy Jim.
    Thoughts and prayers go out to all your family.

  9. candleJimmy, our chapter in life together were during our teenage years. You were my friend and confidant. You will always be that boy with the smiling eyes who made everyone feel so special. You were the boy who surprised me with my favorite candy in my high school locker when I was having a bad day. I will miss your FB comments and I will miss not getting the chance to meet up with you since you just recently moved back to NY. May you be dazzeling Heaven with that smile and dimples!!! Rest easy old friend.

  10. I miss you Jimmy my dearest sweet brother. We all miss you so much. You were so full of love and life. You loved fishing, camping, hiking , your family. You accomplished so much too, I’m so proud of you . So glad we caught about two hundred blues that time , those were the days. And I’m glad we had that family reunion in 2017 in Garden City SC and I saw your nice house. I’m glad we talked at the wedding in 2019 and danced . Thank you for wishing me a happy mothers day , those would be your last words to me. You had a lot of people there for you in the end, many people loved you. We will miss you dearly. Say hi to mom , dad ,Sean ,Sean ,Eric, Frankie, Joe , Mary Carol and all the others up there. Muah! Love you always . Kathy , Shan and family

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