Jimmy Dale Rolland, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away at the age of 63 on October 9, 2023, at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center in Charlotte. He was born on October 3, 1960, in Gaston County, North Carolina to the late George Rolland and Melvine Morgan Rolland. Throughout his life, Jimmy touched the hearts of those around him with his warm smile, kind heart, and unwavering love for his family and friends.
Jimmy had a passion for fishing that brought him joy and tranquility. He had a deep connection with nature and found solace in casting his line and being surrounded by the peaceful serenity of the water. Additionally, he was a devoted fan of Jeff Gordon and followed NASCAR with great enthusiasm. He also enjoyed watching the Atlanta Braves especially when they were in the playoffs.
Music was another one of Jimmy's passions. He could often be found strumming his guitar, creating beautiful melodies that filled the room with warmth. His love for music transcended beyond playing it himself; he cherished listening to various genres and appreciated the emotions it evoked.
When it came to entertainment, Jimmy was an avid fan of "The Walking Dead." He eagerly awaited each episode, immersing himself in the post-apocalyptic world depicted on screen. Furthermore, he had an affinity for Western movies and would lose himself in the vast landscapes and compelling stories that unfolded before him.
Above all else, Jimmy treasured spending time with his family. He wholeheartedly cherished every moment shared with his beloved wife of over 40 years, Virginia Sue Rolland. Their bond was a testament to enduring love and provided a strong foundation for their children and grandchildren. His son Jerry Rolland will forever hold dear the memories they created together.
Misty Rolland Jones and her husband John were an essential part of Jimmy's life. His love for them knew no bounds as they shared countless unforgettable experiences as a family unit. Together they celebrated life's triumphs and supported one another through difficult times.
The love Jimmy had for his siblings was immeasurable. In addition to his parents and his wife, he is also preceded in death by his sister, Diane Carver; and his brothers, George "Pudding" Rolland, and Bert Rolland. They were not only his family but also his closest friends. They shared a special bond that was marked by laughter, support, and a lifetime of memories.
Jimmy is also survived by his sister, Tammy Stafford and her husband Ricky. Their unwavering presence and love provided comfort during challenging times. Similarly, Ronnie Rolland and his wife Earnestine stood by Jimmy's side throughout life's journey, offering him their unconditional love and support.
Jimmy's grandchildren meant the world to him. Abbey, Addie, Christopher, Nick, and Brooklyn brought immeasurable joy into his life. He cherished every moment spent with them, watching them grow and sharing in their accomplishments. He delighted in their laughter and always provided unwavering encouragement.
The arrival of Jimmy's great-granddaughter Ava added an extra sparkle to his eyes. His face would light up at the sight of her infectious smile and sweet giggles. She brought immense happiness into his life, leaving behind precious memories that will be cherished for generations.
A memorial gathering of visitation to honor and celebrate Jimmy's life will be held on Thursday, October 12, 2023, at Benson Funeral & Cremation Services in Mt. Holly, NC from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, where family and friends will come together to share stories and reminisce about the cherished moments spent in Jimmy's company. The address for Benson Funeral & Cremation Services is 101 Oak Grove St., Mt. Holly, NC 28120.
Throughout his life, Jimmy Dale Rolland touched the lives of those fortunate enough to know him. His kind heart, gentle spirit, and devotion to family will forever be remembered by all who had the privilege of crossing paths with him. He leaves behind an indelible mark on the hearts of his loved ones, and his memory will be a source of comfort and inspiration in the days to come. May his soul rest in eternal peace.