Funeral Mass for Larry Preston James of Houston will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2018 beginning at 10am at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church in Mansura with Fr. Irion St. Romain officiating. Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2018 beginning at 8am until 10am at Escude Funeral Home in Mansura. Burial will be held at St. Paul Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Escude Funeral Home.
Larry James, age 69, passed away peacefully at West Houston Hospital on May 17, 2018. Larry was born to Preston & Theresa James on July 7, 1949. He attended and graduated Bethune High School where he played varsity football. He went on to attend Grambling State University and graduated with a degree in sociology. He briefly served in the U.S. Army before moving to Houston, TX where he resided for the duration of his life. He worked most of his life as an insurance agent in the Houston area. He enjoyed being around family and friends. His favorite pastime was sports. He was quite an historian of many facts. He enjoyed debating politics and current new events.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Preston & Theresa James and sister, Charlene Wells.
Those left to cherish his memories are his brothers, Ronald, Paul, John, Floyd, & Clyde James; his sisters, Sherry Ann, Juanita, and Lena James. Many nieces & nephews including: Cedric, Chelsey, Gabriella, Floyd, Jr., Brandon, Julian, Travis, Michelle, Melannie, Jerillyn, Niles, Devan, Gabriel and Jonathan; many great nieces & nephews; three aunts, Earlene, Martha, and Mildred. He will be missed by all.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers: Ronald James, John James, Clyde James, Floyd James, Donald Sampson, Paul James, Roland Patterson, & Ora James; honorary pallbearers, Niles Sarpy, David Benjamin, Cedric James, Julian James, Travis Deshotel, Floyd James, Jr., Brandon James, & Gabreil James.
Sallie R. DupasMoreauville, LA
My Condolences to the James family.
Katrice PierreShreveport, LA
Growing up.and today also my.mind rekindles the many times we visited Mansura and how we were just children playing in the music of life.Memories reminding me of your caring heart and smile, which you carried through adulthood. Rest in heaven as your legacy of love earned you those wings.
Sonja SampsonNew orleans, LA