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May 17, 2013
May the god of comfort be a source of strength for your family at this difficult time. 2Corn 1:3, 4. Deepest Sympathy, Sue, Concord, NC
March 30, 2013
Music inspires and makes one happy. Jesus Christ has promised everlasting life.
March 08, 2013
Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss. Please know that the God of all comfort is with your family and will help you to endure the loss of your loved one. {Romans 15:5}
February 23, 2013
jimmy and have been buddies since elem. school. we planned concerts at the Univ of Penn. Took me to met his aunt Marion in Danbury Conn. Attended the Randall Island Jazz Festival together. Will really miss my buddy
February 17, 2013
Chère Ginette,
Je garde un bon souvenir de James, les belles années de l'OSQ.
Condoléances
February 16, 2013
My condolence to you and your famlily. He was a legend in his time. James will be sorely missed in Portland, Oregon .
February 16, 2013
My condolence to you and your famlily. He was a legend in his time.And will be missed by many fans.
February 13, 2013
Chère Ginette,
Mes plus sincères condoléances à toi et à ta famille.
Je vais beaucoup m'ennuyer de Jimmy.
Je t'embrasse.
Michelle
February 12, 2013
Ginette moi et Xavier t'offrons nos plus sinceres condoleances. Nous pensons a toi tres fort.
February 12, 2013
MAY GOD BLESS THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
February 11, 2013
My sincere sympathies to your family. It was my pleasure to work for your aunt Marian Anderson and to get to meet her extended family. You are in my prayers always.
February 11, 2013
MAY THE GOD OF COMFORT LOOK KINDLY UPON THE FAMILY OF MR.DEPREIST."HAPPY ARE THE MERICIFUL,SINCE THEY WILL BE SHOWN MERCY."...MATT.5:7....G
February 11, 2013
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
February 11, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with James DePreists' family, friends, and fans. We can all look forward to a time when he's resurrected to life and playing music to God's praise.
February 11, 2013
rest in peace
February 10, 2013
Scriptures cite that we are fearfully and wonderfully made. So James DePriest displayed this truth. Let us all praise God for his life, love and legacy, with comforting thoughts knowing that all is well, and that he is conducting that great orchestra up in he sky!

Sincerely,

Lela Anderson, arr/comp
February 10, 2013
Dear Depreist family; we were very sorry to read of the passing of Mr Depreist. We are never prepared for the passing of our loved ones, and this is because we were not created to die. Our Creator created mankind to live forever. Soon God will return the earth back to a paradise and Mr Depreist will be able to live on earth eternally.
February 10, 2013
February 10, 2013
Dearest Family,
We are deeply saddened on your loss.
Mr. DePreist was truly a legend, what a beautiful example he demostrated his gifts and talents he loved to share with the community. God is binding up your painful spot.
February 10, 2013
When I knew James only from the OSO audience, I was in awe and thought he was probably unapproachable. When I later knew him as a client and friend, I remained in awe of him as a wonderful human being, and an approachable person.
February 10, 2013
Jimmy was at Penn when I was there...and those of us leading WXPN were the financial backers of his drum suite performance at Irvine Auditorium. We fronted the money and after the event he paid the radio station back completely. It was really fabulous...I dont think anyone recorded it. Someone should have. Just last year, Jimmy was kind enough to do a telephone interview about Rotary and polio for me on Pathways to Service on WDEL Radio here in Wilmington DE...a weekly program about Rotary and other service organizations. It may still be archived but if not and you would like to hear it I can send you a pod cast. He will be greatly missed by many and there are also those of us who just knew and loved him over the years from afar and we will miss him. Carol Ann Trimble Weisenfeld
cat1304@aol.com
February 10, 2013
February 10, 2013
My condolences to your family. may the God of comfort help you to endure. his accomplishment will live on.
February 10, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
February 10, 2013
May Lord Jesus help you in your time of lost.
February 10, 2013
Ginette, I'm truly sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing. I cherish the experiences I had playing 2nd trombone in the OSO ('68-'97) under his expressive baton. I sent him a letter commending him on transforming the OSO form a "regional" orchestra to major status without making massive personnel changes as many other new conductors do in the early years of their tenure. He was truly a "gentleman and a scholar". May your family gain solace from the memories of the contributions that Jimmy has made to enrich the lives of all who knew him and heard him speak or conduct.
February 09, 2013
Jimmy was a member of Phi Alpha Fraternity at Penn when
I attended in 1956-1958..I remember him as a real nice guy..We all liked him..
February 09, 2013
DEAR TRACY,JENNIE AND BETTY..... MAY HE REST IN PEACE, AND WE CAN ALL BE ASSURED HE WAS VERY PROUD OF YOU THREE. ENJOYED A NUMBER OF CONCERTS SINCE THE "NIGHTENGALE DAYS", BUT HE NEVER KNEW US - - WE WERE SIMPLY VICTORIA'S PARENTS". WE REMEMBER YOU FONDLY WITH EVERY LEMON BAR,ETC..PLEASE CONTACT US. WITH ALL THE GOOD LORD'S BLESSINGS,AS WELL AS OURS,, SIEGLINDA & JAMES O'DONNELL, NYC
February 09, 2013
Dear Ginette- I am so sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing. I will always remember you and Jimmy as good friends and neighbors on the coast. My heart is with you. Virginia Huss
February 09, 2013
James Depreist Family,
May your friend and family carry you through your grief. No that James is resting from his labor.
Share those beautiful memories with others.
DB NJ
February 09, 2013
My husband & I were fortunate enough to see him conduct the OR Symphony at his last appearance in Salem several years ago. Will never forget it!!
February 09, 2013
Tracy, my love goes out to you at this most difficult time. I was so honored to meet your father when you graduated from Stevenson and so privileged to attend a number of concerts in NYC when he was conducting.
February 09, 2013
Thank you for your outstanding contribution; you've blazed a trail for many!
February 09, 2013
God bless and comfort u during your time of sorrow
February 09, 2013
My deepest sympathy to your family. May the God of all comfort provide you the strength to endure. (Romans 15:5)
February 09, 2013

Music can enrich one's life and bring a measure of joy and contentment. It can uplift us emotionally and spiritually. So if you are gifted like James, with the ability to entertain others, may you use it to the honor of our Grand Creator, the Giver of “every good gift and every perfect present.”—James 1:17.
Many will miss James.
February 09, 2013
My deepest sympathy to this family.
February 09, 2013
My sincere condolences to the DePreist Family. Surely his aunt Marian Anderson was/is so proud of his life's passion and contributions to the world through music.
February 09, 2013
May the God of comfort and tender mercies be with you at this time of sorrow.Knowing the scriptures will give you that comfort.( 1Cor.1:3,4)
February 09, 2013
God bless you ~ Rest in peace.
February 09, 2013
May the God of comfort be with you during this difficult time in your lives. It's refreshing to know that God's word speaks of a time when all sorrows will be gone and that mankind will live in beautiful surrounding's with nothing to fear. Isaiah 65:17,21-24.
February 09, 2013
May the God of all comfort and peace be with your dear family.
February 09, 2013
May the God of all comfort strengthen the family and friends of James during this very difficult time. Please find peace and comfort in Psalm 65:2.
February 09, 2013
We are truly sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in the God of all comfort. Cherish your memories of your loved one and hold them dear.
February 09, 2013
With condolences to family and friends and may you find comfort in Gods inspired word the Bible (2 Timothy 3:16).
February 09, 2013
God Bless You,Sweet Soul.
February 09, 2013
James DePreist had a magnificent presence. He was absolutely lovely to watch..God bless him and God bless his family..L. Stewart
February 08, 2013
I send my condolences to the friends and family of Mr.James Depreist. May you all receive the power beyond what is normal....2 Cor 4:7 to endure this difficult time in your lives.
February 08, 2013
My condolences to the DePriest family and friends during this time of sorrow. May you find peace and comfort at Psalm 9:9,10
February 08, 2013
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
February 08, 2013
My deepest sympathy and condolenes to you and the family. It was a pleasure to have met you and been a small part of your life. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.
February 08, 2013
I am so sorry he wass AWSOME. I was lucky enogh to see and hear his work several times, one of the great memories of my life. My thought and prayers to his family.
February 08, 2013
An inspiration and a dear...just loved seeing him in the health office at Juilliard.....he will be so so missed....he was an unbelievable presence....
February 08, 2013
I am sorry for your loss. I went to school with a cousin of yours named Yvette Anderson. My prayers are with your family.
Diane Payne Yantek, CA
February 08, 2013
"Have you beheld a man skillful in his work? Before kings is where he will station himself; he will not station himself before commonplace men."
Proverbs 2:29
February 08, 2013
He was a huge asset to Portland.
February 08, 2013
Back at Central High in Philadelphia, "Jimmy" already had a band, and he had charisma. I remember attending a dance there, and before I even saw him, the word flew around the room "Here comes Jimmy de Priest!" I'm sorry he's gone.
February 08, 2013
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
February 08, 2013
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 65:2.
February 08, 2013
Mr. Depreist was an extraoridnary man with a tremendous gift to the world. Our prayers are with his family.
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