Good-natured likeable minister and pastor James Adam “Jimmy” Wilborn, Jr. would often be good-naturedly teased about his birth date of February 29, 1948 with having been “leap year day.”
His surviving sibling, Reverend Reginald H. Wilborn, pastor of the Union Institutional Baptist Church of southwest Atlanta, informed The Atlanta Inquirer of his older brother’s demise.
Upon retirement from the U. S. Air Force with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, he returned to Atlanta in the 1990s, helped share the pulpit with his father and brother Reginald but soon left to create the Victory Baptist Church of southwest Atlanta on Dotson Drive.
Hal Lamar, a retired print/broadcast journalist, was a close and personal friend of the pastor, preacher and pal called “Jimmy” as we grew up together in the Union Baptist Church of Atlanta.
Reverend Jimmy Wilborn and the Wilborn family remain dearly loved by The Atlanta Inquirer newspaper family.