September 20, 1974 — August 4, 2023
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 (NIV) "There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: —a time to be born and a time to die, —a time to plant and a time to uproot, —a time to kill and a time to heal, —a time to tear down and a time to build, —a time to weep and a time to laugh, —a time to mourn and a time to dance, —a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, —a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, -a time to search and a time to give up, —a time to keep and a time to throw away. —a time to tear and a time to mend, —a time to be silent and a time to speak, —a time to love and a time to hate. —a time for war and a time for peace."
On September 20, 1974, in Gonzales, Texas, Janie Mae James and Roy James were blessed with a baby girl whom they named Stacey James.
Stacey was baptized at an early age at Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. C. A. Roaches. She was a member of the Youth Ministry and really enjoyed singing.
Stacey attended Gonzales High School and was employed at Guadalupe Valley, Twin Cedars, What-a-Burger, and Dairy Queen. She enjoyed dancing, singing, cooking, cleaning and being the family's comedian. She considered herself the family "General" - being in charge. She enjoyed being around her nieces and nephews and taking them on field trips.
Stacey was preceded in death by her mother, Janie Mae James; father, Roy James; daughter, Tamisha Smith; grandmothers, Mary Roxie Russell and Lillie Mae James; grandfathers, Tommie Russell and Thomas James; sister, Tina James; brother, Rory Thomas James; aunts ,Frankie Williams and Faye Henderson; and uncles, Jesse Russell and Tommie Russell, Jr.
Stacey leaves to cherish her memories two loving daughters, Samantha Bonds (Willie) and Antoinette James; four sisters, Tracy Curtis (Clinton), Melissa James, Erica James and Linda Ann Jefferson; brother, Shane James; three aunts, Sherry Russell, Lillian Vaughner and Betty Jefferson; one uncle, Charles Russell; two special sisters, Lisa Johnson and LouAnn Johnson; special friend, Douglas Ivey; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Professional Care of Harris Funeral Home
"The Place for a Perfect Tribute"
Viewing: Saturday, August 12, 2023
Harris Funeral Home
127 Highway 90a, Gonzales, Texas 78629
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Services: Sunday, August 13, 2023
Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church
209 Capes St, Gonzales, Texas 78629
Time: 11:30 AM