James Black

Obituary of James Howard Black

James Howard Black, 52, of Tucson died on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. He was born May 14, 1968 in Havelock, NC. He was a graduate of The University of Phoenix with a Master of Computer Science and Duke Medical School with a Master of Management in Clinical Informatics.  

James worked for over 2 decades for Vidant Health Systems in North Carolina. He finished his career as a Data Services Analyst III on the Data Integration Team. Over the years James volunteered his time as a Sunday school teacher, AWANA teacher, FIRST Robotics mentor and adult illiteracy educator. 

James is survived by his loving wife Kelley Black, his son Connor Black and brother Jerry Black of Virginia. James made a lasting impression on everyone he met. He loved learning and educating but most of all he loved making people laugh. He is gone too soon but forever in our hearts.  

A small private family memorial will be held in Vail, Arizona, followed by a larger memorial for extended family and friends that will be planned for the Portsmouth, Virginia area that will be announced at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. 

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