James Edward Gainey

June 21, 1944October 2, 2021
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James Edward Gainey, age 77, passed away Saturday, October 2, 2021.

James was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grand father.

James was born on June 21, 1944 in Stedman, North Carolina to Mr. Roy Gainey Jr. and Mrs. Katie Ruthe Gainey. He is the first born of four children. He is survived by his three sisters, Patsy Ann Green, Fay E. Hornsby and Katie A. Gainey.

James and his wife, Mrs. Cuc Thi Gainey, who proceeded him in death, met in Hanoi, Vietnam. They brought their young family to Las Vegas, Nevada to start a fresh new life. In their union there were five children born Anh, Lien, Doan, Lan who proceeded him in death, and Tonya.

His passing has devastated his fifteen grandchildren Kymorey, JaVanh, James, Tateonya, Shawnee, Samaiya, Jordan, Jaya, Chris, Alyssa, Josh, Asia, Jayden, Amy and Aniyah. He was especially proud of his seven great grandson's Cameron, Alijah, Kai, Noah, Marquis, Koda and Zyon.

Mr. James Edward Gainey has left this world to be with his best friend, his confidant, his support, his dreamcatcher and most importantly his girl…his wife…

A visitation for James will be held Wednesday, October 13, 2021 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at Palm Northwest Mortuary, 6701 North Jones Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89131. A funeral service will occur Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 4:00pm with a reception will follow at 5:00pm.

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


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Tony & Sheri Aguilera

October 13, 2021

Jim was a wonderful friend and neighbor, always with a smile. We are sad for his passing, but know that his family will forever miss him (and Cuc). They raised their amazing children to be good friends, parents, and citizens.
We pray for the family he left behind. We were blessed to have known him.

Monique Gainey

October 13, 2021

My dearest Uncle James,
I will never forget your loving and kind words you said to me. You would always tell me how proud you are of me. I am thankful and grateful for those simple little words you would say. I will never forget you and you love for some Pineapple upside down cake:) I will always love you Uncle. Be at peace and by your girls side. My Aunt Cuc. Love and miss you both. Your niece Monique

Frances Avery-robinson

October 13, 2021

My sincere condolences toThe Gainey Family…. May God give you the strength to carry on…. I’m sure James will be missed…. May God Bless you all. R I. P.

Patsy Green

October 13, 2021

In Loving Memory for my Brother, you will always be in my heart, thoughts and prayers. I'll always remember him as one of the nicest people I knew.

Love from your Sister,
Patsy Green & Family

Rose Spann

October 13, 2021

Uncle James was a Meek, Cool, & Intelligent Uncle, he will be truly missed. To my family, May God comfort you in your time of need.

Love Always,
Rose Spann & Family

Ameetra Thrower

October 13, 2021

You can shed tears that he is gone,
or you can smile because he has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that he'll come back,
or you can open your eyes and see all he's left.
Your heart can be empty because you can't see him,
or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember him only that he is gone,
or you can cherish his memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind,
be empty and turn your back.
Or you can do what he'd want:
smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

Love ❤️ You Family

Michael Woody

October 12, 2021


James or ( Jim ) as Everyone in US Postal Service Called Him, was One of the Most Gracious and Kind Person In The Post Office You Could Meet. When I Got the Word Jim had Passed. And Posted Information on our US Postal Family Group Page. Everyone Was So Shocked. The First words out of Everyone Mouth was He was one of the Most Kindest Guy they had Worked With. The Next thing was His Love for Fishing. And Some Knew him as Mr Toothpick Man. He Always had one in Side of his Mouth 😁. We The Members Of The U S Postal Service would Like to Let The Family Know It was A Honor and A Privilege To Work With This Wonderful Man.

We Want Say Goodbye, But Until We Meet Again .

RIP Brother James E Gainey

First Baptist Church of Stedman

October 12, 2021

Sis. Katie Gainey and Family,

On behalf of Reverend Perry L. Melvin and the First Baptist Church of Stedman family, we would like to express our deepest, most sincere condolences on the passing of James. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of sorrow.

We hope that you take comfort knowing that he is with God now although it hurts those who are left behind. Remember that he lives in our memories, but also with our heavenly Father.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to your church family for support during this difficult time. We are here for you, emotionally, spiritually, and physically.

Reverend Perry L. Melvin and your First Baptist Church of Stedman family

Betty Alford

October 11, 2021

💕 Thanking God for good times we shared while growing up in Stedman, North Carolina. "Gone To Soon"💘

Betty Alford, Fayetteville, NC

Sybie Monroe

October 11, 2021

🙏🙏🙏 Praying for the family, in that our Family Chain has once again been
Sybie Johnson Monroe
Fayetteville, North Carolina


Papa and his first great grand son Cameron