James Joseph Percy

Born August 23, 1935 in Washington Heights, New York
Departed February 14, 2024 in Melbourne Beach, Florida

HE CROSSED THE FINSH LINE…TO THE CHEERS OF HEAVEN. He ran the race that he might receive the victors crown. I believe he received that crown. In past and future history, many have and will receive such a crown. How can that be? Isn’t this a competition and only one receives such a crown? I don’t think so. He ran the race God had laid out for him to run. This journey of faith and
obedience had him invest a large portion of his life in the people of France. That journey required a tenacious, uncompromising commitment to be faithful. He trusted in the power of God’s Word and Spirit as he shared the Good News.

This message called “The Gospel” is incredible. You see, God didn’t come to make bad people good. Religion attempts to do that. No, God didn’t come to make bad people good, but dead people alive. Born and empowered by God. For the believer, the motivation for living differently, is not that we should, but rather that we can. If you desire to have a conversation about this message, feel free to contact us.

Not lost in this, is the story of his faithful wife and partner in ministry of 61 years. She fulfilled the vow she made to God and my dad. We hurt for her…unsure how to meet her needs in this time of deep loss. Mom, his children; Rachel-Claire, Dave, Estelle, André and Jim and Julie were all present and by his side as he crossed the finish line. We will continue our own journeys of faith, modeling and leaving a heritage to our immediate families, friends and communities. Twelve grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren will miss their grandfather and godly example.
Mom will continue to live in an beautiful apartment provided by Jim and Julie in their home at: 204 Dogwood Avenue, Melbourne Beach, Florida 32951.

We want to thank so many of you who have faithfully stood by our parents throughout their life and ministry. Your friendship, support and encouragement has meant so much. If you’d like to write a card or leave a message on this website about a special memory you shared with them, encouragement you gained as you did this journey together, please send it to the address above. I
know mom would love to read those.

You prayed for us and God bountifully answered your prayers. We continue to covet your prayers over the next few days as we adjust to this new normal. Pray for the ability to care for others in our own brokenness.

In lieu of flowers you may donate to one of the following, all very close to Jim’s heart :

For our American friends and family :

Samaritan’s Purse

Centre des Jeunes – La Frégate

Melbourne Beach Community Chapel for the International Gideons Bible Ministry

For our European friends and family :


Projet « La Frégate »

Thank you

Guestbook Entry

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11 entries.
Judy & Phil Paolucci from Wayne, NJ wrote on February 19, 2024:
Dearest Dee, Julie & Jim Turi and Percy Family, Jim was and remains a treasure. A tireless servant of our King the Lord Jesus. He lived "But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you".Phil.2:17. Jim didn't hesitate to be "poured out" for the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I dare say at risk of his own health and safery Jim never missed an opportunity to share Christ. There are very few soldiers in Christ like him this day. Dee and Jim served Jesus with everything they had. The opened their hearts and home to the lost, the hurting, the fearful, the hopeless ones who needed the only Truth that matters and a safe place to find a meal and rest. Jim will be Greatly missed not only by his wonderful family but those of us with the great blessing to have known him. Our prayers are with you his dear family as you navigate this huge change in your lives. Love you all greatly. 💕
Barbara Wall-Scanlon from Indian Harbour beach wrote on February 18, 2024:
God has blessed your family with this beautiful soul who has left a footprint on the hearts of many. May you find peace in the treasured memories of all that he gave to so many❤️
Mark & Jan Eisenstein from Wyckoff, NJ wrote on February 18, 2024:
I have many fond memories of my Uncle Jim especially from my days as a child when you all stayed at our house in Upper Saddle River, NJ. I will also not forget time we spent at Schroon Lake, NY, I spent time with my aunt and uncle at their Aptmt. in Wyckoff he was always very welcoming to Jan and I. He will be missed. Love cousin Mark & Jan
Ned and Elfriede Clausen from Ringwood, NJ wrote on February 17, 2024:
Our deep love to all in the family. We will miss our dear friend Jim. Our prayers for our you blessed family and especially dear Dee. Ned and Elfriede
Beth Eisenstein from Dubai wrote on February 17, 2024:
Dear Aunt Dee, I want you to know that I love you so very much and have my whole life. I also want you to know that I loved Uncle Jim so much too! I pray fairly often and I believe God hears me and that grew out of my many conversations with you and Uncle Jim. I probably did not say it enough, but I always loved getting letters, updates, and birthday cards from both of you. It always meant a lot to me. I told Julie, whenever I picture Uncle Jim, he is laughing or smiling. Always. I hope you remember him that way too. I am so pleased you are living with Julie, Jim, and Joey and their lovely pets. I am also happy it is a place your other children can come and visit you. Love Always, Beth
Ned &Elfriede Clausen from Vero Beach Fl and Ringwood NJ wrote on February 17, 2024:
Our deep love for our long time relationship with Jim and Dee. We are thankful to the Lord the friendship we enjoyed for the many years he provided in joy and love. Truly a great blessing we will miss dearly. Elfriede and Ned
Ken Lebrato from Melbourne Beach wrote on February 17, 2024:
He will be greatly missed. Especially at the church fellowships once a month that he loved. I will save a seat for him there.
Robert Balcerak wrote on February 17, 2024:
My prayers are with you!
Ed and Tammy Mussler from Melbourne Beach wrote on February 17, 2024:
We loved to watch his sweet enter action with Joey! His kind hellos and good morning greetings will be missed. We called them the "Big Grandpa' waves". Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Laura Percy from Roach, MO wrote on February 17, 2024:
A wonderful man, father-in-law and an example of tenacious and contagious love for our Lord. He loved the Lord and wanted all to understand and know the gospel. His smile lit up the room! His legacy will live on in our Percy family! ❤️
Dena Hall from Ihb wrote on February 17, 2024:
I'm so sorry for your loss. You are blessed to be in his family. Sending love and healing prayers. Love, Dena

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