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Billy James

January 14, 1963 — November 27, 2020

Funeral service for Billy Jacob James will be held on Saturday, December 5, 2020 beginning at 11:00 a.m. in Escude Funeral Home of Moreauville.

Billy, 57, resident of Navarre, Florida passed away November 27, 2020.

Billy A. Jacob was born to the late Alcide and Delores (Jacob) James on January 14, 1963 in Moreauville, Louisiana where he resided until he was 15 years old.

At 15, he moved to Goldsboro, North Carolina to live with his sister, Joycelyn (Jacob) Alexander. Then, in 1978 they moved to Bossier City where he attended Bossier City High School. In 1984, Billy returned to Moreauville for a few years until moving to Gosnell, Arkansas in 1989 to be with his sister again. While in Arkansas Billy met Gladis and they were married in 1990. After living and working in Arkansas he decided to move to Navarre, Florida where he lived and worked until his untimely passing.

As a brick mason and former steel mill plant worker, Billy’s work ethic was unmatched! He will truly be missed from San Destin to Pensacola, Florida for all his hard work throwing bricks.

He is known by many as “Billi King”. Always the life of the party and has a heart of GOLD.

Billy was preceded in death by his father, Alcide P. James; mother Delores Ann (Jacob) James; brother Stanley L. Jacob; and sister, Sandra L. Johnson.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Gladis I. Jacob; loving and devoted daughter, Shanita Lavalais; his “bonus” sons, Gleen Lewis, Robert Harper, and Claude Harper; sisters, Brenda Antoine, Marilyn Reed, Suzette Jones (Benjamin), and Joycelyn Alexander and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other family and friends.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. in Escude Funeral Home of Moreauville.

Services and arrangements are under the direction of Escude Funeral Home,

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Billy James, please visit our flower store.

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Visitation

Saturday, December 5, 2020

8:00 - 10:30 am (Central time)

Escude Funeral Home of Moreauville

115 Lemoine St, Moreauville, LA 71355

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Funeral Service

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Escude Funeral Home of Moreauville

115 Lemoine St, Moreauville, LA 71355

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