James was born January 1, 1945 in Greenville, Alabama to Rufus James Anderson and Gladys Lee Smith. He was preceded in death by both his parents, sister Josephine Anderson and brother Franklin Herbert.
He leaves to cherish his memories, his sons Jesse (Lahemmah), James, Victor, Lamar, and daughters Patricia, Adrienne, Jessica, Tynan, Cynthia (Bertrand), Alex and Tamia. Godfather also had 26 grandchildren and 4 great- grandchildren, 2 Godsons; John A McCann and Omar Brunton. Also survived by his two brothers Floyd Herbert (Annette) of Pensacola, Fl and Joel Herbert (Wendy) of Pensacola, Fl, aunt Jean Hardy(Willie) of New
York. Alice "Godmother" McKinney (WOS- Lifer) and her brother, his companion Sherel "Lucky" Bynum (WOS- Lifer) and her brother and sisters, and a host of nieces, nephews, family, friends, and Wheels Family