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Celebration of Life Service Jimmy Aycock June 26, 2022, 2p.m.

Jimmy Aycock died on August 22, 2021. Because of the seriousness of Covid it was decided to have a graveside service. Since that time we have been encouraged by many of Jimmy's friends and fans to have a joyous celebration of his remarkable life. As a performer and teacher, he touched thousands of lives. We want to celebrate his extraordinary talent, his ability to inspire us and his warmth and kindness to everyone he met.

There will be a Celebration of Life Service for Jimmy on Sunday, June 26 at 2:00 pm at The Paramount Theatre in Goldsboro. A number of musicians who played with Jimmy over the past 60 plus years will be there to honor him by performing the music he loved so much. When asked to be a part of the tribute one of the musicians responded, 'I would do anything for Jimmy. He was the best--a musical genius and one of the kindest people I have ever known'. I heard similar declarations from many others I called.

We are delighted that The 3rd Century Singers will perform. Jimmy sang with them for several years. Many of the singers from past years are coming back to join the current singers as they honor Jimmy.

A few family and friends will offer memories and reflections of Jimmy, his amazing talent and his kindness to everyone.

Our celebration will have an interesting twist. In Jimmy's final year of life, he often said, "If I live to see my 80th birthday, I am going to have a birthday party and invite everyone." Well, he didn't make it to 80. But we are going to have birthday cake at the conclusion of our program to celebrate Jimmy and a life well lived.

We hope that you will join us on June 26th at the Paramount Theatre to honor our brother and friend.

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