James Ernest Weatherford III, 36, of Henrico, VA went to be with the Lord on December 7, 2021. He was preceded in death by his father, James Ernest Weatherford Jr., his great-grandmother Beulah Collier, his grandparents James Weatherford Sr and Laura and grandparents Shirley and David “Pop” Jones. He was also preceded in death by his cousin Mark Alan Scott Jr., and his Uncle David Jones Jr. (also known as Uncle Bubba). He is survived by his mother, Ann Cameron Weatherford, his sister, Laycee Ann Bell, stepmother, Rae Weatherford and stepfather, Michael Bell. His uncles include Kenny Weatherford, Donnie Weatherford, his favorite Todd Jones (Jill), Jeffery Jones (Denise), Jason Jones (Debbie), Doug Williams and Steve Kaczmarzyk. His aunts include Peggy Scott (Mark) and Stephanie Coe; His cousins include Chris Scott (Jennifer) Jamie Coe (Nicole), Lee Coe (Rebecca), Paige Coe, Rachel Jones, Sarah and Laura Bingham. He also leaves to cherish second cousins Cierra Scott, Chelsea Scott, Kye Scott, Brooklynn Coe, Dylan Coe, Charlotte Coe, Jordan Fridley and Stewart Fridley. James is also survived by devoted friend, Caleb Roberson.
James overcame a lot of challenges optimistically. He enjoyed working at Lowes, Best Buy, Gaming and streaming on Twitch (whom he was a partner with) and most currently at Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. He was an avid gamer, specifically including World of Warcraft and even had made the jump into creating/programming his own games. He enjoyed Marvel movies and comics and loved rebuilding computers and technology and would often live stream on Twitch and donate all of the proceeds to charitable causes and purchased Christmas gifts to needy families. He thoroughly enjoyed cooking and anime including My Hero Academia and Dragon Ball Z as some of his favorites. He loved being around animals, specifically cats. James was also someone who always knew how to find a way to make anyone smile, whether it was a goofy joke or a silly prank, he always went out of his way to make everyone around him laugh. James was also a part of the Writer’s Guild of America, where he registered multiple skits/pieces that he had written himself including “Walks of Life” and “Leg Day”. He had a passion for journalism and comedy, which he constantly blended together to truly make his style his own.
Those that knew him were always greeted by his contagious smile and genuine caring nature.
A memorial gathering will be held from 10:00-11:00 am with James’ memorial service to start at 11:00 am on Monday, December 13 at Morrissett Funeral & Cremation Service, 6500 Iron Bridge Rd., N. Chesterfield, VA 23234.