Cella James

July 6, 1961November 19, 2021

Cella Fontenot was born July 6, 1961 in Ville Platte Louisiana, after becoming a photo specialist; she moved to Texas City, Texas and began working for Walgreens. Cella Fontenot was a very loyal and active member of Progressive Missionary Baptist church where she met Edward James. They were later married at Progressive on November 21, 2001. In 2015, she became a nurse at Lake Road Elementary.

Cella was truly a mother to all. Love, compassion, wisdom, and faith were her guides as she cared for and raised many children, making sure to have as many of them as possible at church on Sunday mornings. Cella made it her mission to empower, encourage, strengthen, and educate everyone she met.

On November 18, 2021, Cella was called to her heavenly home. She is preceded by her husband Edward James; stepchildren, Edwina James, Tameka James, Tanisha James, Renee James; grandchildren, Jeffery Powell Jr., Victoria Foley, Vonza Foley Jr., Beniah Bishop, Aubrey Bishop, Isiah Bishop, Isabella Bishop, Danny Bishop; brothers, Hamilton James Fontenot, Eric Thomas, Lee Clark; sisters, Doraline Fontenot, Aldeen Anderson, Romona Ardion, Jennifer Clark, and many nieces, great nieces, nephews and great nephews.

Cella's homegoing services will be held will be held on Friday, December 3, 2021 at Progressive Baptist Church located at 320 S. Bell St., Texas City 77591. Her visitation service will begin at 10:00 followed by the funeral service at 11:00 am. Mrs. James will be laid to rest at Rising Star Cemetery.


  • Visitation

    Friday, December 3, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, December 3, 2021


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Linda Winn and Family

December 2, 2021

Many great memories..I will always cherish our conversations, and laughter. I will miss you.