OBITUARY

Betty M James

October 15, 1924April 5, 2021
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Betty Margaret James (age 96) passed away April 5, 2021 at Christian Care in Phoenix, Arizona. Betty was born in Chelsea, Oklahoma on October 15, 1924 to parents, John Edward Hayes and Victoria Delilliam King, and she grew up with three sisters and a brother. Following high school graduation at just 16 years of age, Betty married William A James. She had an interesting employment background, beginning with a position at Goodyear Aeronautical, moving on to Montgomery Wards, then to Nebs Market, and finally AJ Bayless, where she retired in 1986. Betty and William raised a beautiful family with three sons and one daughter; she was also a devoted member of the West Phoenix Baptist Church. Betty was preceded in death by her beloved husband, William A James; her son, Robert A James; and siblings Gertie, Maxine, June and Floyd Hayes. She is survived by her sons, Jerry L James and William C James; daughter, Patricia L Staples; 12 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren as well as great-great grandchildren. Services will take place Monday, April 12, 2021. A visitation will begin at 8:00 am, followed by a funeral service at 9:00 am at Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary located at 7924 N 59th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85301. Graveside service will immediately follow at West Resthaven Park Cemetery located at 6450 W Northern Ave, Glendale, AZ 85301. Memorial contributions may be made to fight Alzheimer’s disease and dementia at act.alz.ork/donate.

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Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, April 12, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, April 12, 2021

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  • Committal Service

    Monday, April 12, 2021

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Lorraine Allender

April 12, 2021

To The Family of Betty James,

Betty was one of the kindness and sweetest ladies I have ever known. I enjoyed all the years of knowing her, while I was a member of West Phoenix. I am so sorry for your loss. She will be missed by all who know her.

Amy Heaton

April 12, 2021

Betty and Ruby Porter were such a big influence on my walk with the Lord. She'll be missed deeply.

Jill Hughes

April 11, 2021

To the family of Betty James,
I was very sorry to learn about Betty's passing but I am also rejoicing for her because she is with her Lord and Savior as well as her husband.
Betty was a beautiful soul and we missed seeing her smiling face at church when she was to sick to attend!
May the many years she lived give you many wonderful memories to cherish. I am praying for all of you during this difficult time, especially knowing you have another family member in ICU.
Praying God wraps his arms around all of you and gives you much comfort and peace.
Sincerely, Jill J. Hughes

Matthew Rich

April 7, 2021

Dear Grandma James,
I just wanted to say how honored I am to have known you. You have always been and always will be a light in the darkness to all those around you! Thankyou for always showing love and compassion to everyone you met. This world is truly a better place for having you in it and you will be remembered and missed.
Love always
Matt

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