Family and friends will say goodbye to the first African-American appointed judge on the Richmond Circuit Court Thursday.
The honorable James Edward Sheffield died last week at the age of 80. Judge Sheffield served from 1974 until he resigned in 1984 to pursue a solo law practice.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the funeral service for Judge Sheffield is Thursday morning at Ebenezer Baptist Church, at 216 W. Leigh St at 11 a.m.
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