Obituaries – 08-29-2018

James ‘Jim’ M. Meena

The Rev. James “Jim” M. Meena, 89, died Aug. 21, in South Carolina.

A graduate of Bob Jones University, he went on to earn master’s and specialist degrees in educational administration from Eastern Michigan University.

He was ordained as a minister in 1952.

He worked as a teacher for 29 years in Michigan, was a music director at several different churches and a chaplain at Blake Medical Center in Bradenton and for the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach.

He was pastor at Island Baptist Church before it became Crosspointe Fellowship.

He resided in Michigan 1953-86, Holmes Beach 1986-2002 and northwest Bradenton 2002-18.

A memorial service was to be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28 at Bass-Cauthen Funeral Home in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Burial was to be private at Rock Hill Memorial Gardens in Rock Hill. Donations may be to Grace Church, 4599A Burbank Road, Wooster OH 44691 or Sovereign Grace Presbyterian Church, 3326 Archdale Drive, Charlotte NC 28210. Condolences may be made online at

The Rev. Meena is survived by his wife of more than 65 years, Cecelia; children, Roxanne and husband Bob Fetterhoff of Wooster, Ohio; and Bill and wife Lynne of Fort Mill, South Carolina; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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