Grand Prairie Funeral Home

733 Dalworth Street, Grand Prairie, TX


James Walter Meredith

December 28, 1929November 20, 2019

James Walter Meredith, age 89 passed away on Wednesday November 20, 2019. James was born December 28, 1929.

James is survived by; daughter Doris Marvel (Terry Marvel).

A visitation for James will be held Friday, November 29, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Grand Prairie Funeral Home, 733 Dalworth Street, Grand Prairie, TX 75050. Following the visitation will be a graveside service at 1:00 PM at Oak Grove Cemetery, 1413 E. Irving Blvd, Irving, TX 75060.

Serving as pallbearers are Kevin Lilley, Sr., Drake Lilley, Daniel Freeman, Paul McHart and Kevin Lilley, Jr..

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.grandprairiefh.com for the Meredith family.


  • Doris Marvel (Terry Marvel), Daughter
  • Tammie Lilley (Kevin Lilley, Sr.), Granddaughter
  • Brooklyn Vance, Great Grandchild
  • Kevin Lilley, Jr., Great Grandchild
  • Drake Lilley, Great Grandchild
  • Steven Lilley, Great Grandchild
  • Justin Lilley, Great Grandchild
  • Great Great Grandchildren: Brenton Ray, Paisley Ann, and Ava Jade.

  • Kevin Lilley, Sr., Active
  • Drake Lilley, Active
  • Daniel Freeman, Active
  • Paul McHart, Active
  • Kevin Lilley, Jr., Active


  • Visitation Friday, November 29, 2019
  • Graveside Service Friday, November 29, 2019


James Walter Meredith

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Kevin Lilkey sr

December 3, 2019

Paw paw was a man i would look up to on my days off i go by and he would say lets go get a hamburger he would try to pay for it but i wouldent let him he loved to hear me play my guitar and sing my songs i have wrighting and we sing some hims too he love his grand kids if they a ask for somthing he would get it for him if he could he told me he said i never got a driver's license i said real he said yes he said one day i drove up to the store he ssid i had to get milk bread and eggs he ssid i rode that curb all the way there and back and he would laugh well on hos last month i go by and pick him up to take hime to the doctor i say paw paw put your arms around my neck he say ok i say hold on after i put him in the wheel chair he say thank u kevin he new the bible realy good i could ask a question he would show and teach me what i for pae paw reast in peace i all reamder when i took u fishing and u cought one that big smile u hade love u pawpaw

Kevin Lilkey sr

December 3, 2019

Paw paw would all ways ask me to take him and go get a hamburger on my days off i ask him if he would like to go fishing he said yes but i never fish let me tell u when he cought one his eyes got big when i would wright a new song and play my guitar he wolud wont to hear it again he said i wouldent chang a thing thats a good song well in his last mounth i would take him to the doctors on my day off i go by pick him up out of bed i say ok paw paw put your arms around my neck and hold on he say ok he would allways say thank u kevin and we talk he say u no one day god going to come get me and take me home well i can tell there no dought in my mind that god came and took him home he not in pain no more paw paw would read his Bible forward and backwards and find somthing new if i had to ask him a guistion about the Bible let me tell u he could show you everything u need to no we love u pawpaw rest in peace buddy .

Tammie Lilley

December 3, 2019

He was the best grandpa a girl could ask for. I remember as a little girl he and I would walk to church together he introduced me to Jesus. He taught me so much about Jesus and the Bible. He was always there for me and if I ever had any questions about Jesus or politics he was always the one I would go to cause he has so much knowledge. He loved me unconditionally and he loved my kids he always said he wanted to live to see them grow up and become adults and he did and he also got to meet his great great grand children. He was a hard working man and loved my grandma Minnie Pearl with all his heart and soul I know they are in heaven together and having a great time together and I also know he's in heaven with my dad and he is my forever guardian angel. I love you Papa. ❤️❤️💙💙 Love your granddaughter Tammie