Bonnie James

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Bonnie Jean James, 97, A dearly beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother was received into the loving arms of Jesus Christ on Saturday, August 16, 2014.

She was born in Denton, TX on November 26, 1916 to the late Baughn and Lela Beatrice Mote Stone.

She was predeceased by her sister Christine Hale Bentley of Electra, TX. Bonnie was married to the love of her life, the late G.M. (Jesse) James on April 28, 1939.

She is survived by her two sons , Terry & Nancy James of McKinney, TX and Richard & Diane James of Lake Jackson, TX who will treasure her memory. As will her nephew, Mickey McKnight. Bonnie's grandchildren, Terri Lynn (Allen), Brian (Patricia), Lara (Mike) and Lindsey (Aurelien) will miss her very much; as will her great-grandchildren, Meagan, Jake, Elizabeth, Katherine and Allison.

Born to a pioneer woman who herself lived to 103, Bonnie's life was shaped by the Great Depression. Through hardships like the Depression, Bonnie kept her faith in The Lord and her zest for life. She was instilled with a Loving spirit and a reverence for nature and good music.

She loved her Church and was a proud and active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Ada, OK. Bonnie was a quilter, gardener, prolific reader (especially of history) and an avid antique collector.

Bonnie and Jesse loved to travel to antique shows throughout the United States – from New York to Colorado and frequently visited weekend sales in Canton, TX. Bonnie and Jesse shared their love of antiques with Terry and Richie. Bonnie was a strong woman who was a three time cancer survivor.

We will miss you dearly, Bonnie Jean! A celebration of Bonnie's life will be held on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 2:00pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 2000 West White Ave, McKinney, TX, 75069, Dr. John Blacklock, Pastor. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made, in Bonnie Jean James' name, to the .

Family and friends may send online condolences and view tributes at

Services are under the direction of Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home, Durant, Oklahoma.

Funeral Home
Holmes~Coffey ~ Murray Funeral Home - Durant
121 N. 5th Ave. Durant, OK 74701
Funeral Home Details
Published in Durant Daily Democrat from Aug. 29 to Aug. 30, 2014
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