The Rev. Jesse James Fitz, 73, Roanoke, Va., passed away on Monday, August 5, 2019, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, in Roanoke, Va. Born on September 13, 1945, in Portsmouth, Va., he was the son of the late Teddy Bledsoe Fitz and Hattie Womack Fitz. He was married to Mattie Anderson Fitz, who survives. The family will receive friends at 126 Andes Drive, Danville, Va. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, August 9, 2019, at 2 p.m. from Cherrystone Missionary Baptist Association with the Rev. Roderick Fitz, eulogist. Interment with Military Honors by American Legion Post 29 will follow in Danville Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held Thursday, August 8, 2019, from Kentuck Missionary Baptist Church from 5 until 7 p.m. Online condolences may be sent to

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