James S. Rashid

Age 91 of Lansing, passed away peacefully, January 12, 2022, in East Lansing. He was born June 22, 1930, in Lansing.

James, affectionately known as Jimmy to his family and friends, was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School. He was a U.S. Marines Veteran and retired after 34 years of service with the Michigan Secretary of State. He loved to spend time with his family and was very active in the Lebanese community.  His hobbies were yardwork, woodworking, bingo and dancing to Arabic music. He lived in Florida for 20 years after retirement before moving back to Lansing.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Hana; children, Jim Rashid, Joe (Joanna) Rashid, Michelle Gillison, Jeff (Debbie) Rashid and Jerry (Rosaline) Rashid; grandchildren, Etta Rashid, Nola Rashid, Albert (Rachel) Gillison, Alysha (Shawn) DeMay, Brittany Rashid, Brian Rashid, Michelle Rashid and Jimmy Rashid; and great-grandchildren, Becca Gillison, Lincoln Gillison and Patrick DeMay. He was preceded in death by his parents, Solomon and Zieckie Farhat Rashid.

There will be a funeral service held 12:00 p.m., Monday, January 17, 2022, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, interment will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital here: Donate now to St. Jude and help kids fighting cancer – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (stjude.org)

A livestream of the service may be found here: https://view.oneroomstreaming.com/authorise.php?k=1642141609159766


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Debbie Farhat
January 14, 2022 at 6:17 pm

I am so saddened to hear this. Jimmy was my Godfather and I will remember him and his sweet nature forever.

Patty Farhat
January 15, 2022 at 3:09 pm

Cousin Jimmy was one of a kind. We were blessed to have him in our lives. He was funny, compassionate, and always put his family first.

When I called my twin brother Rocky to tell him of Jimmy’s passing he said:
“Awww. so sorry to hear this. I’ll never forgetting Jimmy babysitting us, entertaining us and spreading laughter.” “You can’t replace those memories and I would not want to”.

God bless you Jimmy. May you rest in peace. You’re earned it.

Love always,
Cousin Patty and Scott
Rocky and Suzie
Penny and Gary

Dan and Sherrie Saoud
January 15, 2022 at 5:11 pm

Always thought of him as my uncle (even though he’s not) . He was a good friend to my father. I have memories of him 50+ years ago.
He was a kind and gentle Family man who I will miss dearly.
May he Rest In Peace

Jerry and Sally Mahoney
January 16, 2022 at 11:04 am

We are sorry to hear about your loss, our prayers are with you at this difficult time.



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