NEW BEDFORD-James F. “Jimmy” Isom, 53, of New Bedford passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2022 peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, after a long courageous battle with cancer. He was the loving husband of Danielle L. (Fernandes-Platt) Isom.
Born in Providence, RI, son of the late Claudia Isom and James Graham,and his wife Vivian of Cranston, RI, he was a longtime resident of Providence before settling in New Bedford seven years ago. He was a member of New Life South Coast in New Bedford.
James attended Mt. Pleasant High School in Providence, Rhode Island. He then served in the United States Navy before working as a carpenter for Ahlborg Construction until his illness. He was known as an avid fisherman who enjoyed being near the water, playing poker on his phone, spending time with his grandchildren, and being a regular "Mr. Fix It."
He is survived by his loving wife Danielle; his sons, James C. Smith of Washington DC, Jamal Baker of Charlotte, NC, Cam’Ron Poston of Providence, RI, his daughters Erin Brady of Providence, RI, Colby Brady of Warwick, RI, Jazmine Sanchez and Jayleah Leary both of Providence, RI; his step children, Chantell Baptista and her husband Junior, Shakyla Correia-Platt and Christopher Ciacci all of New Bedford and Jayonna Leary of Providence, RI; his father James Graham and his wife Vivian; his father in-law Danny Fernandes and his wife Alfie of New Bedford; Godmother, Edna Thompson of Atlanta, GA; his siblings, Troyd Isom, Cheryl-Ann Wie and her husband Augustine, Derek and Eric Isom and Ayanna Johnson all of Providence, RI;
Also survived by 9 grandchildren;and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Jermell Lender.
Viewing will be held at New Life South Coast, 1331-1335 Cove Rd., New Bedford, MA 02744 on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 from 9-11am with a service at 11am. Cremation will follow. Arrangements are under the direction of the Donaghy New Day Cremation and Funeral Care, 465 County St., New Bedford. For memorial register please visit, www.newdayfunerals.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in James’ name to the church New Life South Coast.