May 9, 1941 - March 22, 2018
James Ellis Kane, affectionately known as “Big Shot”, was born May 9, 1941, in Chicago, Illinois to the union of James and Elma Kane. He grew up in Chicago, Illinois and attended the Chicago Public School System. After completing his schooling and pursing various occupations, he retired from T.A.S.C., Inc in 2010. After a study of God’s Word, James dedicated his life to Jehovah and symbolized his dedication through water baptism on June 16, 1987, becoming one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. He served as both an Elder and Regular Pioneer in the Harvey West Congregation. James was a full time pioneer minister from September 2014, until he passed away. He loved talking about the Bible and sharing the promises of a paradise earth to all he met. James was united in marriage to Olene Richie on July 30, 1988. James had an amazing sense of humor. His favorite pastime was refurbishing computers and going to Flea Markets. James enjoyed music especially doo-wops and singing with The Brothers 4 Life. He loved snacking on salt and vinegar potato chips and Snickers candy bars. On Thursday, March 22, 2018, James Ellis Kane Sr. fell asleep in death. He was preceded in death by his mother Elma, his father James, his brother Gilbert Kane, and two children Anthony Kane and Heather Kane. James leaves to cherish his loving wife Olene; siblings Alfreda (Thaddeus) Warren, Maurice Kane and Johnny (Donna) Kane; children Eric Kane, Denise Kane, Bridgette (Russell) Duniver, James (Lashon) Kane Jr., Donna (James) Mullen, Terrance, Marcas, and Carlos Richie; grandchildren Maria, Antwon, Anthony, Elizabeth, D’Angelo, Keosha (Antwon, Shantel), James, Jamarea, Jamie, Briana, Christina, Darren, Aria, Darius, Phillip, Elijah, Aniyah, Michalos, Carlos Jr., Brooklyn, Jazlyn and Katy; 27 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other loving relatives and a large extended Theocratic family.
James Ellis Kane, affectionately known as “Big Shot”, was born May 9, 1941, in Chicago, Illinois to the union of James and Elma Kane. He grew up in Chicago, Illinois and attended the Chicago Public School System. After completing... View Obituary & Service Information
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