Ronald Lawson James Sr.

December 30, 1930February 9, 2013

Ronald Lawson James, Sr. passed away February 9, 2013. Visitation will be 5-7 pm Tuesday at Broadmoor Baptist Church, Madison, MS. Visitation will also be at the church 10-11 am Wednesday and the service at 11:00 am at Broadmoor.

Ron was born in Lorman, MS December 30, 1930 to Ethel Martin James and Paul Lawson James. He attended Duling Elementary, Bailey Jr. High, and Central High School in Jackson, MS. He joined the Marines in the 10th grade and later served in the Korean War. Semper Fi

In September 1971 he went to work for American Family Life Assurance Company (AFLAC) where he was a top associate and district manager for 36 years. Ron was an active member of Broadmoor Baptist Church for over 50 years. He taught high school boys Sunday School and adult Sunday School and was an active deacon.

Ron is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Claiborne Martin James. He is survived by his sister Evelyn Starnes of Missouri, his beloved wife of 56 years, Evelyn Porch James, his four children Ronn James, Jr., Julie James Tullos (husband Kent), Christi James Varner (husband George), and Brad James (wife Allison), and his eight grandchildren Ron James III, Kimberly Tullos Meints (husband Josiah), Bonnie Tullos Lahuta (husband Michael), Wesley Tullos, Lawson Varner, Stone Varner, Morgan James, and Bradlea James, along with many nieces and nephews, friends, and others who thought of him as their father.

He touched many people's lives and always had a smile and a hug. Ron made the world a better place and now Heaven is rejoicing at his arrival. Ron was a great Christian man who believed this verse with all his heart: “Jesus said, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me’” (John 14:6).

Pallbearers will be Jim Porch, Rob Porch, Wesley Tullos, Stone Varner, Ron James III, Lawson Varner, and Michael Lahuta.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Broadmoor Baptist Church's Mission Scholarship Fund.


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 13, 2013
  • Visitation Tuesday, February 12, 2013
  • Visitation Wednesday, February 13, 2013

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Anna Nations

April 30, 2013

To the James family,
I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. James.

Even though it has been many years since I've seen him, I remember him fondly. He was always kind and friendly and had a smile for everyone.

I will be keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers as you continue to go through this difficult time.

April 30, 2013

Ronn, I just heard about your dad today. He was a very kind person who always treated me like a son. He was always fun to be around, he cared so much, and it showed. So sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Chuck Clark

February 14, 2013

Evelyn, Ron will be missed by the early morning group at the gym! His warmth, smiles and kind words always helped give each day a happy start! Hope to see you soon,
Connie Machado

Doris Bagwell

February 14, 2013

Ron is in the arms of Jesus.

Helen Nicholson

February 13, 2013

My prayers and thoughts are with you and all your family. I remember our times at Broadmoor Baptist Church.

February 13, 2013

Evelyn and family,
My heart aches for all of you. Ron was such a great man. He always had a smile and a kind word. He will be missed by many. May God bless you all during this time.

Kay Harrell

February 13, 2013

May God grant you comfort

February 12, 2013

Ron James: a gentle man and a gentleman.

Tony Tullos and Family

Bill & Marcia Lumpkin

February 12, 2013

Evelyn & Family, Ron will always be a treasured memory of ours at Broadmoor Baptist Church. He made Sundays special because he was so happy to be there and it showed. So sorry for your loss. But, Heaven definitely has a wonderful angel. Our love and prayers for you all.

Bill and Marcia Lumpkin

april lasley

February 12, 2013

Thinking of you & your family. Sending my prayers.