OBITUARY

James Henry Durrett

February 20, 1928June 28, 2017

James Henry Durrett, 89, of Ashland, went to be with the Lord on June 28, 2017. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Lewis Durrett and Emma Coleman. James was a graduate of Wesley Seminary in Washington, DC and Pastor in the United Methodist Church for over 30 years. He served his country in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Edith; children, Janet Flynn (Rob) and Brian Durrett (Anne); grandchildren, Rachel, Ryan, Grace, Jacob, and Eli; sister-in-law, Evelyn Durrett; sister-in-law, Doris Morefield and her husband, Stuart; nephews, Jeff and Greg and nieces, Carla, Cathy, Tammy, and Ruby. The family will receive friends on Friday, June 30, 2017 at Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory - Reid Chapel, 412 S. Washington Highway, Ashland, VA 23005 from 6:00-8:00pm. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Rehoboth United Methodist Church, 18580 Partlow Road, Beaverdam, VA 23015 at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Online condolences may be registered at www.nelsenashland.com.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Friday, June 30, 2017

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, July 1, 2017

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Interment

Memories

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Linda Ray

July 11, 2017

Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.Rev. Durrett was a wonderful colleague in ministry.
Rev. Linda Ray

Shirley White

July 1, 2017

Edith, I am so sorry for your lost. He was a very good and sweet person. He will be missed.

wilma and donald lehuquet

June 30, 2017

EDITH I LOVED TALKING WITH YOU HUSBAND, HE WAS A UPBEAT GUY WITH A WONDERFUL SMILE

Sarahlynn Croll

June 30, 2017

Brian, Edith and all your family, I'm sorry, I know this is a sad time. My prayers are with you all. I am sure he looks down with forever love on you all.

Patricia Fay Acors

June 30, 2017

I was so saddened to see that Pastor Durrett passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Tom Mulvin

June 30, 2017

We are praying for the Durrett family, for comfort and peace. He was a blessing to everyone he ever knew.

June 29, 2017

May God's loving kindness and comfort help you and your family through this very sad time Psalms 29:11

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY