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Blue Funeral Home (Marion)
Thursday July 19th, 2018

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Brenda James

Marion-Brenda Kay James, 74, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at her home. Brenda was born on September 21, 1943 in Herrin to Orville and Mary Grace (Ferrell) Harris. She married John James on June 30, 1961 in New Dennison. Brenda attended Pittsburg Freewill Baptist Church. She became a Christian in 1962 at Walnut Hill Freewill Baptist Church.  Brenda enjoyed her church family and was well known for taking pictures of parishioners and sharing photos.  She loved cooking and was famous for her fried pies. Survivors include: Husband-John James of Marion Children: Douglas Jefferson James and wife Shelly of Jacksonville, FL Laura Kay O’Shea and husband Michael of Jacksonville, FL Lester Earl James and wife Sheila of Carterville Grandchildren: Jonathan James Dalton James Aislynn O’Shea Michael O’Shea Sean O’Shea Donovan James Olivia James Victoria James Zachary O’Shea Great grandchildren: Kinley James Gunnar James Lincoln James Bayne James Brother-Kenneth Earl Harris and wife Nadine of Melbrook, AL She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Matthew James and sister, Virginia Louise Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 10am at Blue Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. David Milburn and Pastor Eddie Donelson officiating. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery.  Visitation will be on Wednesday from 5pm-8pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Pittsburg Freewill Baptist Church and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home/PO Box 411/Marion, IL 62959

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I pray for God's comfort for your family during this difficult time. Rest easy in the arms of our Lord Jesus, Mrs. Brenda.

Michael & Marilyn Boles Jul 19 2018 3:20 PM

Please accept my heartfelt sympathy. Words fail to capture the pain of losing a loved one. May you find hope and comfort in knowing that, soon, by means of God's Kingdom, no one will ever fall prey of these ruthless enemies, such as sickness and death (Isaiah 33:24; 1 Corinthians 15:26). Although Brenda has fallen asleep in death, we all can not wait for the day when she will be reunited with her family and friends who loved her dearly (John 5:28,29).

j t lou Jul 19 2018 12:39 PM

Thoughts and prayers for the whole family very sweet lady and neighbor and friend remember when we were little going over having fresh tamales and friend pies with our mom and her she had such a kind heart and her family as well will be missed by all !!

Amy (caplinger) Pryor family !! Jul 18 2018 10:15 PM

Special lady. I am truly glad I had the privilege of knowing her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow.

Ted and Shirley Kemp Jul 18 2018 7:22 PM