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James Stephen "Steve" Sturdivant

October 25, 1968 — November 3, 2021

James Stephen "Steve" Sturdivant

For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

Philippians 1:21

James received his education at Bassick High School in Bridgeport, CT. In 1985, he relocated to Morven, NC where he became a construction worked and later worked in health care until his health failed.
James loved people and he loved to give advice. Every day he visited George Rorie. James talked to ReRe Rorie, best cousin in Bridgeport, cT every day and he checked on Brittany, giving her good advice.
James loved the Lord, and he was a family man. He often rode downtown in Morven, NC, playing his music and sitting peaceful in his car and think. He also drove once a week to Rockingham to see his mother.
As much as James gave help, he received help, during his disabilities.
James never met a stranger, and he will be sadly missed.
Submitted by the family

The Obituary

James Stephen Sturdivant , son of Clarice Rorie Sturdivant and the late James Otis Sturdivant. He was born October 25, 1968 in Mecklenburg County and departed this live on Wednesday November 3, 2021 at his home in Morven.

James confessed Christ and was baptized at age 12. He joined Full Gospel Pentecostal Church under the leadership of Bishop W.T. Plummer in Bridgeport, CT.

He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife, Sharon Gainey Sturdivant; his children, Antoni (Lucinda Little) Sturdivant, Whitney Sturdivant and Jasmyne Sturdivant all of Morven; his grandchildren, Karisma Bell and Xazier Allen; his mother, Clarice Sturdivant of Rockingham; his uncles, George Rorie, with whom he had a special relationship, Donnie Sturdivant and Curtis Sturdivant; his aunts, Virginia Sturdivant, Mary Lillie Sturdivant, Mary (Artis) Willioughby, Sandra (Edward) Manigavik, Bessie L. Johnson, Sarah Newkirk, Margie (Winston) James, Glinnie Rorie, Myrtle Harrington and Mary Lou; a special great-uncle, Oscar; his mother-in-law, Shirley Wright; his sisters-in-law, Nancy (Marcus) Melton, Patricia (Aundra) Little and Shelia (Joe) Horn; 17 nieces and nephews; a host of cousins, including one with whom he had a special relationship with, ReRe Rorie; a special niece, Alicia Britney (Do what I told you Britney) and other relatives and friends.


Funeral services will be 2:00pm Sunday, November 7, 2021 in the Chapel of Leavitt Funeral Home in Wadesboro.

Public viewing will be from 3:00pm until 5:00pm Saturday at the funeral home.

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