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Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home

705 Davie Ave, Statesville, NC

OBITUARY

Gwendolyn Gaither James

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Gwendolyn Gaither James, affectionately known as β€œBoot”, 82, of Olin, went into her heavenly home on Friday, July 19, 2019.

Born on April 1 in Iredell County, she was the daughter of the late Hunter Gaither and Jency Carson Gaither.

Gwendolyn worked as a seamstress at Grenadier for several years before becoming self-employed as a seamstress. She was a naturalist and herbalist healer. She loved cooking, baking, and serving food to others. She also enjoyed collecting antiques. At an early age, she became a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Hamptonville, where she was a choir member and served on the culinary committee. On May 16, 1954, she married the love of her life, Isadore Junior James, who preceded her in death in 2017. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Frankie Gaither, Charles Gaither, Flake Gaither, Brady Gaither, Hunter Gaither and Opah Gaither and sisters, Beulah Gaither, Raynell Eccles, Mary Ann Gaither Rose, Polka Hunter Gaither, and Lois Wilson.

Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Jerry (Gayle) James; daughter, Tammy (Mark) Wellman; brothers, Jack Gaither and Grady (Dorothy) Gaither; sister, Annie Bell Redmon; grandchildren, Travis (Lourdes) James, Kisha (Stephen) James-Jordan, Mariah Wellman, and Makayla Wellman; great-grandchildren, Ashton James and Maxwell James; special friends, Patricia Keath and Lois James, and a host of nieces and nephews who will all miss her dearly.

A funeral service will be held in the chapel of Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Tyrone Redmon and Rev. James A. Boyce officiating. The family will receive friends beginning at 1:00 p.m., one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Rocky Creek AME Zion Church Cemetery.

The family will be accepting family and friends at the home of Jerry James in the days prior to the service.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.bunchjohnsonfuneralhome.com. Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Gwendolyn James.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, July 23, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 23, 2019
  • Burial Tuesday, July 23, 2019

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Diane Spicer

July 25, 2019

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Diane Spicer

July 25, 2019

Thank you Lord for bringing this wonderful lady into my life.It was because of you I lmet the Carson side of my family. Rest in Peace Gwen.πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ™πŸΏπŸ’―πŸ˜€πŸ’™ Diane Spicer

diane h

July 23, 2019

Ms. Gwendolyn will be missed. I took care of her for a while and enjoyed her company so much. She was always happy and on the go. She loved to show me all the items she had collected and outfits she had made. She was a pleasure to be with. She always dressed so nicely, and was always thoughtful and fun. I appreciate that I got to know her and spend time with her. Now she is reunited with her husband and the Lord. I am sure she is happy to be in the glorious heavens. Blessings to the family of Ms. Gwen

Althea Roder

July 23, 2019

My condolences to the family. My aunt Boot made me my first jumpsuit . I lived in New York and would come for the summer. She was always so nice to me. She was a beautiful person .
RIP Aunt Boot
Love
Your niece ,
Althea (from New York)

Patti Keath

July 21, 2019

Gwen and I shared a lot of hours together. During the time of caring for her, she became what I considered to be a dear friend. She shared a lot of memories of her family with me and because of that I felt like I knew her family even though a lot of them I had never met.
My thoughts and prayers go out to her family. I am going to miss making her chocolate chip cookies and her smiling face! ❀️

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