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Velma Mae James

April 1, 1924 — December 23, 2017

Velma Mae James, 93, peacefully passed away December 23, 2017, at her home in Seven Points, Texas.

Velma was born in Lindale, Texas on April 1, 1924 to John Dee and Ella Mae Johnson.  She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 53 years Billie Joe James, her parents and sisters, Willa White and Inez Kennedy, and her sons William Barry James and Jeffrey Hobart James.  She is survived by her sisters Bette Emerson, Rita Johnson Pool and husband Steve, and brothers John Johnson and wife Glenda, and Larry Johnson, her daughter Jennifer Colby and son-in-law Jim, and son Joe James and wife Donna along with her beloved 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Velma and husband Bill moved to Seven Points in 1987 and were members of Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church for many years.  Velma loved her church family, enjoyed volunteering at the Cedar Creek Library, and playing card games, especially bridge, with her many friends.

Of these, the greatest is love.  Velma’s first love was the love of God, her husband Bill and her children, including grand and great grandchildren and her many friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in memory of Velma James to The Library at Cedar Creek Lake, PO Box 43711, Seven Points, TX 75143 or to the Scholarship Endowment Fund, Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church, PO Box 43175, Tool, TX 75143.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Genesis Hospice Care for their care, kindness and support in her final days and to Moorhead - Epps Funeral Home.

A Memorial service celebrating Velma’s life will be held at Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church, 100 S Old Indian Trail, Tool, Texas 75143, on Saturday, January 13, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

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