John Amos ( James Evans Sr.) and Esther Rolle ( Florida Evans) of 'Good Times' were the parents of J.J, Thelma, and Michael Evans. They said their goodbyes from Chicago's projects in seasons three and four, respectively. James died in a car accident and Florida remarried and moved out West. 'Good Times' would carry on for another three seasons after the patriarch parted ways. And at the end, all the kids, including little Janet Jackson would have a happy ending.