James E. Berendt joined our Lord and Savior on Sunday, January 26, 2014. Beloved son of Florence and the late Edward Berendt of Allen Park, Michigan. James is survived by his loving wife Orvileda (Leda) Kinsey Holbrook-Berendt of Alvin, Texas. Son James L. Holbrook and wife Diana of Pearland and a host of other loving family and friends. Known to his family as "Papa Jim", "Uncle Jim" or "Uncle No" and to his friends as "Big Jim or Jimbo". Mostly a quiet person, he enjoyed gathering with friends and occasionally would throw in a few jokes of his own ending with roaring laughter from his friends. Friends are invited to a memorial service, held in his honor and to celebrate his life, on February 8, 2014 at 12:30 PM in the chapel of Forest Park East funeral home.