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James Courtez "Ju-Ju" Dickerson

James Courtez “Ju-Ju” Dickerson Jr., 74, of Lorain, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 18, 2007, in the New Life Hospice of Lorain following a long illness.

James was a lifelong resident of Lorain and a graduate of Lorain High School. He also attended Lorain Community College.

Mr. Dickerson was the founder of the Welfare Action Center of Lorain, and was also the organizer of the first food bank of Lorain. Mr. Dickerson was the owner of Jimmy Dick Inc. Bail Bond Services.

He was also a member of Lake Erie Lodge No.362 of Lorain, and one of the founders of the Black Athletic Club of Lorain, the Bishop Youth Club, the Neighborhood House and was a coach for the Fulton Homes Girl’s Softball Team. He also attended the Presidential Inauguration for President-Elect Jimmy Carter in 1977.

Mr. Dickerson is survived by his son, Charles E. “Chuckie” Dickerson-Parker of Lorain; daughter, Joyce D. “Sissy” Dickerson-Parker of Columbia, Mo.; two grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James C. and Delores D. Dickerson; sisters, Joyce Evelyn Holmes and Viola Miller.

Friends may call Sunday, September 23, 2007, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Carter Funeral Homes Chapel, 3001 Elyria Avenue, Lorain.

Funeral services will be Monday, September 24, 2007, in Fairfield International Christian Center, 2002 28th St., Lorain, where Bishop Dennis Johnson, pastor, will officiate services. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery, Lorain.

Carter Funeral Homes is in charge of funeral arrangements. Online condolences may be directed to

Friends may also be received in the home of his son, Charles “Chuckie” Dickerson, 517 Oberlin Ave., Lorain.

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