James William Adkerson Sr., 91, of Memphis Tn. passed on May 12, 2012. He leaves: his wife of 20 years, Martha Adkerson, daughters, Dana Moody (William), Carolyn Jackson (James), Patricia Rider, Cindy Bates, and Lilli Vaigneur (Rob), son, James Adkerson Jr. (Brenda), many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by, his parents, siblings, and his previous wife of 38 years, Dorothy Adkerson. James was a faithful member of Covenant Baptist Church and was a big church builder in the 60's and 70's. Funeral services will be on Tuesday, May 15 at Covenant Baptist Church, 3170 Houston Levee Rd. at 12pm with visitation two hours prior to service. Interment will follow the funeral at Trinity United Methodist Church Cemetery in Nutbush Tn. Memorial contributions can be sent to Covenant Baptist Church Beyond our Imagination.