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1972 James 2020

James Darrick Addington

June 2, 1972 — October 6, 2020

Darrick Addington – Nickelsville, VA

“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”
– Revelation 21:4

James Darrick Addington, 48, Nickelsville, VA passed away, Monday, October 6, 2020 at his residence after a courageous battle with cancer.

Darrick was born in Sullivan County, TN on June 2, 1972 and was the son of Gary D. and Joyce (Jeter) Addington.

His paternal grandparents, C.B and Maude Addington and maternal grandparents, Elmer and AnnaBell Jeter preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife, Deloras (Wolf) Addington, Nickelsville, VA; parents, Gary D. and Joyce (Jeter) Addington, Nickelsville, VA; his special son and caregiver, Tristan Salyer, Nickelsville, VA; sisters, Suprena Phillips and husband, David, Nickelsville, VA and Monique Qualls and husband, Bryan, Kingsport, TN; his “Fur Babies”, Rambo, Jake, and Chewy; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Friday, October 9, 2020 at the Jessee/Addington Cemetery, Nickelsville, VA with Rev. G.W. White and Pastor P.J. Johnson officiating. Greg and Becky White, and Billy Wayne Arrington will provide the music.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery at 12:00 p.m., Friday for the graveside service.

Although we are at a loss for words, devastated and heartbroken, we remain grateful for his presence in our lives and knowing that one day we will see him again. We find peace in knowing that he is now healed, filled with joy, and resting in the arms of our Savior.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Nakhoul, Jessica Bembry, Angela Jarrett, the staff of Ballad Health Cancer Center, Hospice Palliative of VA, along with all the community and churches for their love and care of Darrick.

An online guest register is available for the Addington family at

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of James Darrick Addington.
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