Therma Lee James

December 6, 1921October 16, 2020

Therma Lee James, age 98, of Avondale, Arizona passed away on Friday, October 16, 2020. She was born December 6, 1921 in Teague, Texas to Andrew and Stella (Jacksons) Mickels.

Therma attended grammar school at Furney - Richardson School in Teague, Texas. On September 21, 1935 she married William R. James and began their family. She became a entrepreneur and opened up her own 2nd hand store. Therma had a passion for quilting.

She is preceded in death by her husband William "Zeke" James and son George James. She is survived by her daughters Dovie Thomas, Shirley Tarver, Margie (Euit) Washington, Dorothy Lockett, Wanda (John) Fisher, Gloria (Keith) James, Debra (Curt) Williams and son William H. James. In addition to 27 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren and 49 great great grandchildren. She will be missed by all.

A Visitation for Therma will be held Friday, October 23, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Prayer Assembly Church, 4520 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85035, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM. Therma will be laid to rest at Mission Garden of Memories in Clovis, New Mexico.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the James family.


23 October


10:00 am - 11:00 am

Prayer Assembly Church

4520 W. McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85035

23 October

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Prayer Assembly Church

4520 W. McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85035


Therma Lee James

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Sheila and Ron Haney

October 21, 2020

Wanda and family, we had the privilege of getting to know your mom, when we were based at Cannon back in 1977. What a blessing to celebrate her legacy with you all . A life well lived and all for the glory of the Lord. We will continue to lift you all up in prayer. 🙏🏽
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints . Psalms 116:15
Then I heard a voice from heaven say write blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on yes says the Spirit , they will rest on their labor for their deeds will follow them. Revelation 14:13

Lenora Fisher

October 21, 2020

I am going to miss coming here just to see you and spend time with you over the years. The many laughs we shared are going to carry me through hard days for years to come. Rest easy Granny. I love you and miss you.

Your Nola always.

Nilo Thomas

October 19, 2020

I love you Great Granny!

As I look upon the memories
The Lord has blessed me with
I think of all the hugs and smiles.
Your love is an infinite poem
Of precious prayers and kisses
Written for generations.

Thank you for the unconditional love;
Heaven’s gates shine brighter with you there.
Every kiss and prayer blessed me from above.
Reminiscing on the laughs we both share,
Makes the days go by with less tears
A gift from your lips to my ears.

You will always
Stay cherished in my heart
Your love eternal


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