Jimmie was born in Jacksonville, Fl. on 12/22/1957. He was cousin's with Ronnie, Donny, & Johnny Van Zant. His love for music began at an early age when what is now Lynyrd Skynyrd Band all practiced in his home. He loved his famous cousin Ronnie & although he developed his own music covered a lot of Skynyrd' music.
Jimmie was diagnosed with the deadly disease known as Liver Cancer that was brought on by hepatitis C in March of 2014. Jimmie first faced problems immediately following his diagnosis by having no Health Insurance at the time of learning his own diagnosis. Jimmie reached out to one treatment center and they told Jimmie there was nothing they could do.Jimmie not giving up., contacted Cancer Treatment Centers of America. They helped him obtain Insurance and started treating him quickly. He was doing well until around October of 2015 where he missed some 7 weeks of Chemo pill treatments due to missed payments of his insurance . In return this allowed the cancer to metastisize Jimmie was then shortly called home to be with God on 4/7/2016 But not before sharing with our team of his passion and desire to help others battling cancer as well and sharing the burdens to help because even he himself went through the financial crippling efforts cancer has on a person. Jimmies heart felt desire to inspire this charity and make it a reality so others may have the assistance and a place to turn to when things feel to tough.