On May 18, 1988 James S. Sansone, V was born to James S. Sansone, IV and Maricia Bloodwirth Sansone. Sadly, his life ended on Friday, July 29th of 2022 leaving a huge void in the hearts of his loved ones.
James, affectionately known as "Lil Jimmy" was best known for his incredible loyalty and unconditional love for family and friends. Lil Jimmy was (and still is) an Artist, Poet, Rapper, Jokester, Entrepreneur, Influencer, and a big kid at heart. Celebrated for his whimsical and clever lyrics, bold, urban couture street style, and Japanese cartoon collectibles made a lasting imprint in music and the thousands of customers he served while working at Peaches Records and Dosage Apparel & Design. Those blessed to know him compared his smile to the lights on Broadway--a smile that instantly lit up a room when entering and forced anger to rest. His journey as a young, gifted Black King passing through, lasting only a brief 34 years, now has an infinite number of lifetimes to explore a better place--God's dwelling place.
Lil Jimmy attended Our Lady Star of the Sea, Resurrection Catholic School, Hynes, Vernon Haynes, Live Oak High School and Grace King.
His survivors include his parents, James S. Sansone, IV and Maricia M. Bloodwirth Sansone; brother, Vittorro Roch Sansone; niece and Goddaughter, Violet Rose Sansone; maternal grandfather, Clyde A. Bloodwirth; Godparents, Mr. & Mrs. Lawerence and Gwendelyn Newton; aunts, Marcia Bloodwirth (Eddie), Cherita Bloodwirth, Monica Bloodwirth Robiho (Melvin), Cosetta Bradford (Sean) and Alyson Walton; uncles, Charles Sansone (Margaret), Robert Sansone (Paulette), Michael Adams and Ty Walton; great uncle, Milton Ally; and cousins, Elizabeth, Sonya, Patricia, Charles, Robert, Christian, Eddie, Steven, Joshua, Ginovanni, Tylar, Dominick, Giovanni, Joseph, Marcus, Hannah, Sarah, Jadah, Chavon, Shelly, John, Nicole, Sheena, Alvin, Jolie, Dallen and Camden.
Lil Jimmy is also survived by, The "Brothers", Eugene, Karjuan, Nathan, Jamal and Robert with a host of loving family, friends and followers from the coast of California to Washington D.C.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Marietta Ally Bloodwirth; paternal grandparents, Yvonne Sansone Michel and James S. Sansone, III; great grandparents, Sorob Roch Ally and Myrtle Desdunes and Thelma Bardell Bloodwirth and Wyatt Bloodwirth; uncle, Eddie James; and great aunt, Jean Ally.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Blessed St. Francis Xavier Seelos Church, 3037 Dauphine Street, New Orleans, on Saturday, August 6, 2022, starting at 10:00 AM, followed by a Mass at 12:00 PM. Burial will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery #1. A repast will follow the burial at Greenwood Funeral Home Boulevard Room, 5200 Canal Blvd., New Orleans from 2:00 PM until 4:30 PM.
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