James “Jackrabbit “Allen Bracken from LaCenter, KY passed on December 11, 2020 at River Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Niles, Michigan.
He retired from Superior Steel Mill in Benton Harbor, Michigan. He attended and sang in the St. Mark Baptist Church in Benton Harbor. He enjoyed fishing, singing in the choir, and telling stories. He was known among his friends and family as “the Michigan Governor.
He is survived by one son Martin Bracken of LaCenter, KY a daughter-in-law, Sandra Bracken and a host of nieces and nephews. Four grandchildren, LaShawnda Wright, Nikki McCauley, Christopher Thomas, and Renee Merriweather; several great grandchildren and a host of family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Arthur Allen, and Emma Davis. His parents Benjamin Bracken and Mary France Amonia Allen-Hale. Two sons, James Bracken and Kenneth Bracken. His Siblings, Beatrice Marie Bonari-Johnson Yates, Edna Lee Bonari-Johnson Brown, Lawless Charlie (Buster) Bonari-Johnson, Reece May Bracken-Harris, Emma Jean Bracken, Benjamin Franklin D. Roosevelt Bracken, Nina Lynn Hale, and Elion Evyone Hale.
Morrow Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements and A Memorial Service will be held later.
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