James "Jim" Shope, 70, of Stow Creek, NJ passed away on January 11, 2020 at Inspira Medical Center, Vineland, NJ, after a long illness with a colostomy surgery and other illnesses.

Born on April 27, 1949 in Cambria, PA, he was the son of Wallace Samuel and Gladys Marie Shope.

Jim is survived by his longtime partner of 47 years, Ida Fox. He is also survived by one brother, Charles E. Shope and his wife Sandra L., six children, Dan E. Moore and his wife Carole, Charles E. Kirk and his wife Helen, Tonya Paroda and her husband Mark, Onna  Moore, Timothy Moore and Cleatt Fox, and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Jim was predeceased by three brothers, Robert "Bob" Shope, Wallace "Wally" Shope and Jack Shope.

Jim loved watching the Philadelphia Phillies, Eagles and playing cards.

Friends and family are invited to an informal service at the Nazarene Church of Millville, 2201 East Main St., Millville, NJ, 08332, Friday, January 24, 2020 at 6 pm.
Posted by Ashley Kirk on January 23, 2020
Great Grandpop
I will always be your princess and pride and joy. It hard for me to deal with you not being here. I am so use to seeing you and hanging out with you . It hasnt been easy but I been being a strong girl for you I know that what you wanted. I love you so much and will always remember you and talk about the great times. Love your little princess Leanna little miss nj east coast usa.

Great Grandpop I was always your big man like you said. I will remember you being so funny. Also making sure me and leanna was ok and taking care of use. Always going places with you. I really miss you alot and wish you was still here. But I know you are looking down on me being my Angel. Love you so much Tyrese.

Great Grandpop I know I am a baby but mom will remind of you and how you was.
But one thing that will stay in my mind is what you said in the hostipal. That Tyrese was your big man, Leanna was your princess pride and joy, and I baby Lawrence was your new gift and your little man. Great Grandpop you will always be looking down on me watching me grow.
Love you Great Grandpop from baby Lawrence.
Posted by Ashley Kirk on January 23, 2020
Grandpop
I can't believe your gone. I will always remember all the trips and McDonald's days. I will always remember you attending my baby shower. That meant the world to me. I cant believe I wont see you no more. We were together from the start to finish. I will remember all the good times and joking around. Grandpop you always made me laugh. I will remember before and after your surgery how you made me laugh at the hostipal. You joking about putting Eagles onesie on the baby knowing I'm a Dallas fan. Will Grandpop for you I will cause I miss you so much. I know we talked about taking that big vacation any place you wanted to go. Now you can go anywheres you want. But know the special big trip we was talking about you will be there with me when I do go. It saddens me that I was coming in the room when you passed.
Love you forever see you in the next world.
Ashley
Posted by Javonna Alvarez on January 23, 2020
Great gpop I just wanna say those last moments with you were precious and I will never forget them , I remember I used to make you laugh all the time . The last time I saw you was on New Year’s Eve and I remember kissing your head and telling you I loved you ... I’m gonna miss when I talk to great gmom you asking me how school is and If I’m being good , I’m gonna miss seeing you at the house , it’s gonna feel like a part is missing ,, and it will be . It’s not gonna be the sam row though you , you were such a happy and positive person each and everyday . I’m gonna miss mommy asking you “what about them eagles pop pop” . Just know I love you so much and until I see you again , gone but never forgotten
Posted by Ashley Kirk on January 23, 2020
Great grandpa I am so glad I got to meet you before you past. I know I was only a newborn. Mom will always remind me how great you was and show me pictures. I wish I could experience what Tyrese and Leanna did. But you would have been the greatest great grandpa ever. I love you and will miss you so much.
Love Baby Lawrence
Posted by Helen Kirk on January 22, 2020
To dad .this is your son charles .i cant believe your gone .we had some good times shopping for chairs and scooters .i will cherish all the times you came down and hung out .you will be miss love charles
Posted by Helen Kirk on January 22, 2020
To our grandpop from leanna and tyrese .i leanna enjoy playing cards with you .i also like being your nurse and being in a band with you .im gonna miss hanging out everyday and seeing your smile .i tyrese am gonna miss you grandpop .you will be in my heart forever.im gonna miss you .i gonna miss helping you and pushing you in wheelchair .you always gonna be in my heart .i tyrese and leanna love you

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Posted by Ashley Kirk on January 23, 2020
Great Grandpop
I will always be your princess and pride and joy. It hard for me to deal with you not being here. I am so use to seeing you and hanging out with you . It hasnt been easy but I been being a strong girl for you I know that what you wanted. I love you so much and will always remember you and talk about the great times. Love your little princess Leanna little miss nj east coast usa.

Great Grandpop I was always your big man like you said. I will remember you being so funny. Also making sure me and leanna was ok and taking care of use. Always going places with you. I really miss you alot and wish you was still here. But I know you are looking down on me being my Angel. Love you so much Tyrese.

Great Grandpop I know I am a baby but mom will remind of you and how you was.
But one thing that will stay in my mind is what you said in the hostipal. That Tyrese was your big man, Leanna was your princess pride and joy, and I baby Lawrence was your new gift and your little man. Great Grandpop you will always be looking down on me watching me grow.
Love you Great Grandpop from baby Lawrence.
Posted by Ashley Kirk on January 23, 2020
Grandpop
I can't believe your gone. I will always remember all the trips and McDonald's days. I will always remember you attending my baby shower. That meant the world to me. I cant believe I wont see you no more. We were together from the start to finish. I will remember all the good times and joking around. Grandpop you always made me laugh. I will remember before and after your surgery how you made me laugh at the hostipal. You joking about putting Eagles onesie on the baby knowing I'm a Dallas fan. Will Grandpop for you I will cause I miss you so much. I know we talked about taking that big vacation any place you wanted to go. Now you can go anywheres you want. But know the special big trip we was talking about you will be there with me when I do go. It saddens me that I was coming in the room when you passed.
Love you forever see you in the next world.
Ashley
Posted by Javonna Alvarez on January 23, 2020
Great gpop I just wanna say those last moments with you were precious and I will never forget them , I remember I used to make you laugh all the time . The last time I saw you was on New Year’s Eve and I remember kissing your head and telling you I loved you ... I’m gonna miss when I talk to great gmom you asking me how school is and If I’m being good , I’m gonna miss seeing you at the house , it’s gonna feel like a part is missing ,, and it will be . It’s not gonna be the sam row though you , you were such a happy and positive person each and everyday . I’m gonna miss mommy asking you “what about them eagles pop pop” . Just know I love you so much and until I see you again , gone but never forgotten
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Shared by Judy Kirk on January 23, 2020
You never missed a call from me,whenever I called. You were so happy to hear my voice,mamaw too. I know you missed me but I'm gonna miss you more. You made me strong, independent and self sufficient Everytime I talked to you,you told me how proud of me you were. You will forever be in my heart and I will always remember our conversations we had. A life take way too soon. I Love You Pop

My father in law

Shared by Helen Kirk on January 22, 2020
I am going to miss him alot .i took care of him everything for him.he was a dad a friend .i am going to miss him alot .i still get up and think that i m going down to see and take care of him .we did alot of outing together .i cant believe he gone .it also hard cause he pass away the same day as my mom .miss you .helen kirk