Verla Young James


Verla Young James

Verla Young James, born on February 17, 1924 in Homer, Texas, went to be with the Lord on January 19, 2008.

Verla was a devoted Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. She graduated from Lufkin High School. She worked may years in Freeport at the Dow Hotel, Holiday Inn, Lake Jackson, and later at Beacon Bay in Lake Livingston. She was well known by her customers for her outstanding personality and courteous service. Verla was faithful to her Lord and Master Jesus Christ, and was an active member of the Baptist Church in Onalaska, Texas.

Verla prided herself in her hospitality to all who visited her home. Visitors were treated as family and were always met with delicious home cooking and scrumptious deserts. Canning was her specialty.

She is survived by two sisters, Hester Walker Evans and Helen Countryman; daughter, Patricia Ann Shadden and husband Steve; son, Jimmy Frank James and wife Judy; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Larry Flippo and wife Karen, Kara and Kamryn, Lisa Duke and husband Todd, Dylan and Dalton, Chad James, Corey James and wife JoReed and Caleb; step-grandchildren, Kim Lovell and son Cody, Jeff Hamilton and wife Kim and children Dustin, Courtney, Devin and Josh, Jarrett Hamilton and wife Kimbrie and children Ashley and Kayla. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Verla was preceded in death by her husband, Jim L. James.

The family wished to thank all of the staff of the Village on the Creek Nursing Home and AMED Hospice for their help and support.

Pallbearers will be Larry Flippo, Chad James, Corey James, Todd Duke, Lawrence Flippo and Aldis Crain.

Services for Verla will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 21, 2008, in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Homer Cemetery.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday evening at Gipson Funeral Home.

Gipson Funeral Home; Joni Johnson, director