James H. Bouchillon

July 21, 1946March 2, 2012

James Harward Bouchillon

James was born July 21, 1946 in Houston, Texas to Harward L. & Sybil P. (Martin) Bouchillon and passed away on March 2, 2012 in El Cajon, California.

He is survived by Harriet, his wife of 43 years, daughter and son-in-law Suzanne and Justin Mc Elderry; sons and daughter-in-law Steve Bouchillon; Phil and Rebecca Bouchillon; 6 grandchildren and sisters and brothers-in-law Judith & Peter Davids and Elaine & Flenoyd Turner.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 from 4 - 7 p.m. at Conrad Lemon Grove Mortuary (7387 Broadway, Lemon Grove, CA 91945). Funeral Service will be on Thursday, March 8, 2012, 10 a.m. at Faith Bible Fellowship (9971 Mission Gorge Road, Santee, CA 92071 - 619-596-0296).

Memorials in Pastor James Bouchillon's name maybe made payable to Faith Bible Fellowship (9771 Mission Gorge Road, Santee, CA 92071) for use by Hispanic Ministry of Iglesia Hispana Nueva Vida.

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith; in the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing. 2 Timothy 4:7-8

He peleado la Buena batalla, he acabado la Carrera, he guardado le fe. Por los demás, me esta guardada la corona de justicia, la cual me dará el Señor, juez, en aquel día; y no solo a mí, sino también a todos los que aman su venida. 2 Timoteo 4:7-8

Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15

Procura con diligencia presentarte a Dios aprobado, como obrero que no tiene de qué avergonzarse, que usa bien la palabra de verdad. 2 Timoteo 2:15


  • Visitation Wednesday, March 7, 2012
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 8, 2012

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John Gordon

April 9, 2012

Jimmy was a classmate of mine at Charles H. Milby High School. We were in Ms. Betty Howell's honors English class for the high school years. His reverent demeanor has made a great impression on me for my whole life. I was looking forward to a warm conversation about our life's paths at our 50th reunion. That conversation is postponed for awhile. I hope to join him - I know where he is now.

March 9, 2012

Dear Harriet and Family, I thank God for allowing our paths to cross and for allowing me the honor and privilege to provide care to him during his last days. I will always cherish the special moments we shared. You're all in my thoughts and prayers. Love in Christ, Ruthie

Claudia Aanderud

March 7, 2012

Dear Harriet and all the family, we are so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. We are praying for you at this time. Love, Dan and Claudia Aanderud

Greg McCarthy

March 7, 2012

What a modest, decent, unassuming guy.

Charissa McCarthy-Pullmann

March 6, 2012

We are praying for you and your whole family. Sorry for your loss. Charissa McCarthy-Pullmann

Judith Davids

March 6, 2012

To the Bouchillon family,
I had the best brother for which a girl could ever wish! Jim was so kind, so patient and so good to me. My only regret is that we lived so far apart-he did missions in the Hispanic world and I did missions in the Germanic world and we did not see a lot of each other after we both graduated from Wheaton College.
He lived a life of great faith and faithful service for our King Jesus. He was a man of integrity, "an Israelite in whom there is no guile" as Jesus said of Nathanael.
My cousin said that Jim and our Dad were the two most godly men she knew. Jim was a faithful servant of our King Jesus and my hat is off to a tender, compassionate guy who was a great shepherd of the sheep in God's pasture.
I treasure the 65 years with Jim, a real gift to me. I love Jim with all my heart and will miss him greatly.
Judy Davids, elder sister

Bob Wilson

March 5, 2012

Harriet, and Family
Dawn and I are so sadden by the loss of Jim to you and your family. He was truly a jewel among servants for the Kingdom. I know that there must be a giant hole in your family and heart. I pray that God's grace will abound during this time of grief and loss.
We celebrate, as others, that Jim has laid down the burden of this world and the physical pain he endured as he entered the blessed presence of our Lord and Savior. By faith, we know the rejoicing that is going on as a faithful servant of God enters His presence; and it is by faith that we know we will once again be reunited in God's time.
May the peace of God sustain you all during this special time of need.
Bob and Dawn Wilson